Topic: programmers

Lessons in code recycling from Pokémon Go

Good programmers write good code, but great programmers DO steal. And reuse. And recycle. And this can often include recycling the bad along with the good. Bad example: Let’s look at some (in)famous virus examples. We all know that Stuxnet, DuQu, Flame, and Gauss were related in core code elements. All four have been described … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches crowdsourced Documentation for developers

When Stack Overflow launched its annual 2016 developer survey back in March, it revealed that documentation was one of the biggest problems for developers. Today, the organization is trying to address that problem with the beta release of Stack Overflow Documentation. Stack Overflow Documentation is designed to be a community-based, example-focused developer documentation solution where … continue reading

Microsoft brings C++ support to its Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

C++ developers can now start taking advantage of Microsoft’s Developer Assistant for Visual Studio. The company announced support for the programming language in three major components of the solution: code samples, project search and Bing powered-contextual search. “Developer Assistant now offers contextually aware web-powered solutions for C++,” wrote Anuj Jain, program manager for Bing tech … continue reading

QCon New York kicks off its first day

QCon New York kicked off its fifth annual event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge today. Some of the popular panels included the Netflix API Platform for Server-Side Scripting, hosted by Katharina Probst, an engineering manager at Netflix; Scaling Uber to 1,000 Services, hosted by Matt Ranney, chief systems architect at Uber; … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens ships next round of devices, Mozilla Science Lab, and IBM to acquire EZSource—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2016

Developers have been busy adding to Microsoft HoloLens with new apps and other virtual reality experiences. This week, more developers will get to join in because Microsoft announced that it has begun to ship devices to developers from its second wave of applicants. Some highlights from the new devices include a multi-tasking update, which allows … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car project, Twitter open-sources Heron, and Raspberry Pi 3 for Android—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2016

For a few years, Google’s team has solely been working in the Greater Detroit area. But a recent post on Google+ shows that Google is ready to expand, and is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Mich. The post said that the current partners of Google are based in Michigan, and having a … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The best programmer blogs from A to Z

Sometimes the best way to stay up to date on the latest technologies, languages and tools for software development is to take notes from those that are actually using or testing what is out there. At SD Times, the editorial team comes across many programmer and company blogs that we find useful and insightful. The … continue reading

Going beyond the code: Things developers should care about

Software has become a key factor in the success or failure of a business. Every industry is going digital, and with most of the world already “plugged in,” their software needs to be fast, easy to use, bug free and useful. Development shops are the powerhouses to creating this software, but be successful, a developer’s … continue reading

Kite gives developers an artificial pair programmer

A new solution is trying to reinvent what it means to do pair programming. The method calls for a pair of programmers to work together on one computer or workstation in order to learn from each other, and to catch each other’s mistakes. Kite aims to eliminate the need for another person by turning the … continue reading

Microsoft’s Holoportation, Uber’s Code on the Road, and the Android Experiments I/O Challenge—SD Times news digest: March 28, 2016

Microsoft is taking its holographic computing capabilities to the next level. The company has introduced new technology designed to bring users and remote participants together in the same physical space. Holoportation is a new type of 3D technology that transmits high-quality 3D models of people anywhere in the world in real time. It allows users … continue reading

Thunkable turns programming into a drag-and-drop solution

A new programming solution wants to make it easy for anyone to build native mobile apps. Thunkable is a drag-and-drop programming solution that aims to bring simple design and code techniques to everyone. “Mobile apps are ubiquitous, and people spend so much time on them; yet, developing these apps is limited to a select few,” … continue reading

Coding Dojo expands to new locations, SmartBear releases API testing solution, and Google’s self-driving car crash—SD Times digest: March 1, 2016

Today, Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp, announced that it is opening new locations in Dallas, Washington and Chicago. Coding Dojo will double its number of existing campuses, which are currently located in Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs … continue reading

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