Topic: programming

If programmers were cats…

“Herding cats” is often used to describe leading a group of software developers; it is an expression that refers to attempting to control those that are uncontrollable. In fact, there was even a book published in 2002 called “Herding Cats: A Primer for Programmers Who Lead Programmers.” Why are software developers sometimes depicted as cats? … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Majority of programming boot camp graduates finding full-time jobs, says survey

There are plenty of programming boot camps that are trying to feed the need for software developers, but the risk often pushes the interested away. Boot camps are expensive, and there is no guarantee of a job at the end. But one survey might bring some good news for those of you who are on … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Last week’s awesome project, Awesome Awesomeness, is still the reigning GitHub champ. #2: FLEX FLEX, or Flipboard Explorer, “is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development,” says its GitHub page. Developed by Flipboard, “FLEX shows a toolbar that lives in a window above your application. From this toolbar, you can … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 30, 2014—The Nokia Z Android Launcher, Windows Phone 8.1 update, Password protector, and Google’s Startup Launch

Nokia enters post-device future with Nokia Z Android Launcher The Nokia Z Android Launcher, a home screen replacement for Android phones that learns and evolves based on usage patterns, has released its first major update and opened its pre-beta to download and test the launcher. Developed by the Nokia Technologies Group, a separate entity from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 28, 2014—Samsung Z Tizen phone delays, HiVE encryption, a wearable programming toy, and EMMS 4.0

Samsung indefinitely postpones launch of Tizen-powered Samsung Z It’ll be a bit longer before we see a Samsung phone running Tizen OS. Samsung announced it is delaying sales of the Samsung Z smartphone, the company’s first device running Tizen, the rival mobile platform to Android and iOS. Samsung canceled a developer conference in Russia where … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 21, 2014—The TiddlyBot coding robot, Splunk 3.1, and Microsoft moving TypeScript compiler to GitHub

TiddlyBot, a Kickstarter robot project teaching programming and robotics TiddlyBot, a programmable robot built on Raspberry Pi, allows kids to program and control while learning coding and problem solving skills. Developed by U.K. startup Agilic, TiddlyBot has already exceeded its Kickstarter project goal and is now funding stretch goals of creating an illustrated beginner’s guide … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 11, 2014 – Kids programming robots, Amazon wants to test drones in US & new AWS web tools

Kids programming robots to learn new skills With just a smart tablet and Angry Birds, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are making it possible for kids to program robots. The researchers have paired an Android tablet paired with a small humanoid robot, and kids are teaching it how to play Angry Birds just by dragging … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Wise up with some Programmer’s Proverbs

“Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime.” – programmer Chirag Gude Programmers in search of some higher wisdom in pursuit of better code need not trek to a temple atop a Tibetan mountain. … continue reading

Code Watch: The inner game of programming

Do the old notions of flow and distractions still mean the same thing in the era of Facebook and Twitter? … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Create applications—without any programming—in minutes

Microsoft releases Project Siena, enabling business users to build mobile applications for the enterprise … continue reading

Code Watch: Opening inspirations

An important trait for developers is to know their limits, and to create great programs based on those expectations … continue reading

Windows & .NET Watch: These divergent programming times

As programming languages have evolved, divergence has grown in areas like libraries, support tools and persistence … continue reading

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