Before Microsoft had Office, before it had Windows, it had an operating system called MS DOS. MS DOS was a command-line operating system, meaning you had to memorise a lot of commands and type them into the computer to get it to do things like show you a list of files. And for the past 36 years, every version of Windows still had a way for people to get to this MS DOS command prompt to find and manipulate files, for those needing to do things with their PCs in that old-school way. Until now.
Last year, Code.org and Microsoft launched a tutorial that teaches youngsters coding skills through Minecraft. There is now a new Minecraft coding tutorial available.
CyberChef calls itself the "cyber Swiss Army knife". We'd have listed out more things this tool can do but we ran out of space in the headline. CyberChef carries around 150 operations that are useful for anybody who deals with data (that's a lot of people) but programmers and IT administrators would probably get the most out of the tool. Read on to find out more.
Ever since Apple dropped its latest MacBook Pro with a cool but mostly unnecessary Touch Bar, programmers have been jumping at the chance to make cool but mostly unnecessary apps to run on it. This new one does not break from that tradition but it does turn your MacBook Pro into Kitt from Knight Rider.
If you're a developer who want to start creating cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin tools in Visual Studio, Microsoft has released a series of detailed videos that guide you through the process.
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If you're interested in a career in IT, programming skills will definitely come in handy. While there are many online resources out there that can teach you those skills, having extra reading material will help you better understand the concepts involved. Humble Bundle has just released an e-book deal for those interested in programming in the UNIX environment. There are e-books for beginners and advanced programmers. Here are the details.
Last week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral called "Code I'm Still Ashamed Of". In it he recounts a horrible story of being a young programmer that landed a job building a website for a pharmaceutical company. The whole post is worth a read, but the upshot is he was duped into helping the company skirt drug advertising laws in order to persuade young women to take a particular drug. He later found out the drug was known to worsen depression and at least one young woman committed suicide while taking it. He found out his sister was taking the drug and warned her off it.
Other programmers have since come out to share their own experiences.
There’s no doubt about it: coding is still one of the most marketable skills out there. So, if you’re looking to add some stopping power to your resume, picking up the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2017 Bundle isn’t a bad idea. Loaded with training in today’s most popular programming tools, this collection can turn you into an in-demand coding pro.
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iOS: A terminal emulator on your iPhone might sound a little silly for most of us, but SSH can come in pretty handy sometimes. For a while, one the best apps for doing so was Panic's Prompt 2, but Blink Shell is an option that's worth a look too.
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastically affordable computer, but when you add in the cost of a display, mouse, and keyboard, things get a little more expensive. Good thing you don't really need them. With VNC, you can access your Pi from a laptop or desktop computer using the same mouse, keyboard, and display that you always do, no rewiring required.
"Hacking" carries a lot of negativity around it, but not all hacking is used for evil. Learning about it arms you with the necessary knowledge to deal with it, so ethical hacking lets you be the good guy. If you want to learn more about ethical hacking, check out this exploration into the world of penetration testing.
Microsoft's annual Connect(); developer conference was on this week and the company made a ton of important announcements during the event. There were a few surprises, particularly when it came to Microsoft forging partnerships with its competitors to bring new tools to its developer community. Here are five big announcements from Connect(); you may have missed.