Topic: programmers

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

SD Times Blog: Gender bias on GitHub

It is no surprise that the technology world is dominated by men, or that women are often looked down upon in the workforce. Why? Some contribute this rationale to the way we were brought up (programmable toys are often geared towards boys), and some say it is because women aren’t as confident or don’t speak … continue reading

XDSD looks to manage freelance programmers

A newly announced methodology wants to help businesses manage their freelance programmers. The eXtremely Distributed Software Development (XDSD) methodology is an open software development practice designed to reduce risks and improve quality in projects. According to Yegor Bugayenko, cofounder and CTO at Teamed.io and creator of XDSD, working remotely is a popular trend. But few … continue reading

Nim e-book now available, Google and Movidius team up on deep learning, and creating a Twitter bot with Node.js—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2016

“Nim in Action,” a book about the Nim programming language, is now available. The book introduces the Nim programming language, teaching programmers how to write native software applications and libraries, Web applications, embedded device software, and programs that communicate over the Internet. It explains hands-on examples of how to write test, debug, document and package … continue reading

The worst passwords of 2015, VersionOne unveils its Winter 2016 release, and learning about deep learning from Google—SD Times news digest: Jan. 21, 2016

Despite efforts to promote and encourage good cybersecurity practices, Internet users continue to put themselves at risk. SplashData has released its annual Worst Passwords of 2015 list, and it revealed that “123456” and “password” still top the list as the most commonly used passwords, and they have been on the top since 2011. Other passwords … continue reading

Programmers use code to develop poetry

Programmers use code to create apps, websites, cool new features and more. But, in a recent contest, they displayed a new way to utilize code: poetry. The Source Code Poetry 2015 contest showcased programmers who turned their computer skills into literary skills. “Real professionals know their stuff,” according to the contest’s website. “Real professionals talk, … continue reading

Top Halloween costumes for developers

Halloween is almost here, and that means dressing up and going out to celebrate. Don’t be a party pooper and forgo your costume. Following in our annual tradition of costumes for the lazy developer, we present you with a number of ideas for costumes ranging from simple, nerdy, hilarious to spooky. Cloud computing Are you … continue reading

Researchers tackle software security tools

Researchers want to help software developers find the best tools for detecting security issues. Emerson Murphy-Hill, a National Science Foundation-funded computer science researcher and associate professor at North Carolina State University, and his colleagues are attempting to uncover the shortcomings and disadvantages of security tools. “Our work is focused on understanding the developers who are … continue reading

Make School: Teaching the next generation of Silicon Valley coders

Phillip Ou had barely learned to code when he joined Make School’s 2014 summer academy. A year later, after transferring from MIT to become a member of the educational startup’s inaugural two-year “college replacement” class, Ou has published more than half a dozen iOS apps and is currently interning at Snapchat. Ou is one of … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 2: Legal Freeze

Silicon Valley can turn on you in a hurry. As the show continues to remind us from episode to episode, the modern cradle of technological innovation is a comically fickle one. Not a day after every VC firm in the valley lined up with higher and higher Series A funding offers, an intimidation lawsuit from … continue reading

Almost half of developers don’t have a degree in computer science, report says

There are plenty of resources outside of the classroom that can help teach aspiring developers how to code, and it looks like they are taking advantage of them. A recent survey by Stack Overflow revealed that almost half of developers haven’t received a degree in computer science. “There are many ways to learn how to … continue reading

Highlights from Bill Gates’ Reddit AMA, and an intro to ‘code stylometry’—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2015

Bill Gates participated in his third Ask Me Anything on Reddit yesterday, and the Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist took the informal Q&A to another level. Kicking off the AMA with the GIF above, Gates called Microsoft’s newly debuted HoloLens technology “pretty amazing” and expressed his misgivings over the future of artificial intelligence, throwing support behind … continue reading

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