Topic: programmer

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Every Programmer Should Know

Though he writes that it’s “highly opinionated” and “not backed by science,” GitHub user and developer on Microsoft’s Tasks to-do app, Alexey “mr-mig” Migutsky is confident that every programmer would be doing themselves a favor by familiarizing themselves with his project entitled “Every Programmer Should Know.” Migutsky has amassed a large repository of links and … continue reading

Gigster receives $20M in funding, Checkmarx’s DevSecOps platform, and Okta’s two-factor authentication — SD Times news digest: August 30, 2017

Gigster wants freelance programmers to earn a Silicon Valley salary, from the comfort of their homes. The four-year-old startup pairs companies looking for software developers in touch with freelance programmers all around the world. The startup just received $20 million in funding from investors like Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff, Redpoint Ventures, and basketball star Michael … continue reading

Code Poetry challenges the meaning of creativity and visual arts

The saying “opposites attract” is true for programmer Daniel Holden and poet Chris Kerr, the creators of Code Poetry, a collection of 12 code poems that produce a visual representation of a poem when they run. At a glance, Code Poetry (written as ./code –poetry) appears to be a collection of random animations and lines … continue reading

Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

Udacity launches service for next-generation freelancers and contractors

In order to connect companies with some of the top engineers who are proficient in mobile app development, web development and other specializations, Udacity is launching a new service called Udacity Blitz. With technology rapidly changing, the gig economy continues to grow. Freelancers, contractors and temporary employees are becoming popular in the software development and … continue reading

Yahoo open-sources Pulsar, SourceClear supports Vulnerable Method detection, and Huawei announces BES Cloud—SD Times news digest: Sept. 9, 2016

Yahoo announced that its highly scalable, low latency pub-sub messaging system is now open-source. The system provides pub-sub messaging semantics and is what Yahoo uses to provide messaging as a hosted service. Developers that use Pulsar can set up a centrally managed cluster to provide pub-sub messaging as a service. Since the system is horizontally … continue reading

Agile 2016: Happy workers are productive workers

ATLANTA — You can’t expect good performance from your employees if you are practicing bad management, according to Jurgen Appelo, CEO of the business network Happy Melly and cofounder of Agile Lean Europe. Appelo kicked off the Agile 2016 conference here with tips from his new book on how to manage for happiness. According to … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s new algorithm, Samsung announces new IoT strategy, and Dell sells its software group—SD Times news digest: June 21, 2016

Machines that can better understand human interactions could open up new possibilities for robots, which is why researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) trained an algorithm that can anticipate human interactions more accurately than before. The algorithm was trained on YouTube videos and TV shows like “The Office” and “Desperate Housewives.” … continue reading

Artificial intelligence could be another tool for blind programmers

Along with the tools out there for blind programmers to use, artificial intelligence might be something else that they can add to their tool belt. With recent developments at Microsoft, it could even help them see what is happening in the world around them. Saqib Shaikh is a London-based software developer who is working for … continue reading

How to become a hireable next-generation developer

Whether it’s a soon-to-be STEM college graduate or an experienced developer looking for a change in scenery, the information age is upon us, and there is a large demand to fill these technical roles. Last year, 38,175 computer science students graduated into a workforce where 604,689 jobs existed, according to Code.org. The Bureau of Labor … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Programmer creates hacks to automate his work

You come across a lot of interesting things when you are searching the Internet, and while some of it is out of this world or just plain stupid, there are just some things you can’t ignore. Today, I came across this interesting blog and GitHub post, and although I can’t validate their authenticity, it is … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google hires programmer based on his search

Google is taking its recruiting efforts to its search engine, looking for programmers who search for particular programming terms. When Max Rosett, an aspiring computer engineer, took to Google search to get help on his project, he found himself on the other side of a two-sided mirror being cross-examined by Google without even knowing it. … continue reading

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