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Microsoft Updates Bug Bounty Program For Edge Browser

Last month, Microsoft launched a bug bounty program for the Edge web browser that focused on finding remote code execution vulnerabilities. The company has now expanded this program, offering hackers and researchers monetary rewards for different types of security flaws that they find. Here’s what you need to know.


IT Pro Is In Atlanta For Microsoft Ignite

My name is Tommy Carron, returning guest blogger for Lifehacker Australia. I covered Microsoft’s conference in New Orleans and have returned to North America to discover Microsoft’s newest rapidly evolving tech. This week premiere technology conference Microsoft Ignite is underway in Atlanta. Georgia’s World Congress Center will host over 1400 sessions at the completely sold-out event. Here’s what I’m excited to see.


GitHub 101: A Beginners Guide To Open Source Software Projects

Since launching in 2009, GitHub has become the biggest Git repository hosting service in the world and is used by millions of individuals and businesses to manage software projects. It has also become a playground for open-source software projects that often involve a large number of contributors. When there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen, it can become chaotic and scare off beginners. If you are a software developer that’s ready to enter the GitHub fray, we have some advice on what to do — and what not to do — when you’re contributing to a project in a Git repository.


Deals: Learn To Master The Framework Behind Twitch And SoundCloud

Every web app needs a framework, and few are as popular as Ruby on Rails. Used to build sites like Soundcloud, Github, and Hulu, Ruby on Rails is the go-to for building big name pages.

With the Ruby on Rails for Beginners Course, you can get a beginner’s look at this popular framework for just $38.47 AUD [$28.99 USD].


Give Terminal A Ridiculous Hollywood Hacker Special Effect

If simply popping into the command line isn’t enough to make you feel like a ’90s hacker, GitHub user bartobri created a neat decryption text effect pulled from the movie Sneakers.


Deals: Challenge The Top iTunes Charts With This iOS 10 Dev Course

iOS 10 is the future, and it’s here. Grab a piece of the action with the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course, now just $33.16 AUD [$25 USD].


Never Forget An SQL Symbol With This Comprehensive Cheat Sheet

If you can’t remember what every single symbol and operator does in SQL, don’t worry — most of us can’t either. That’s what cheat sheets are for and Periscope Data has just the thing for the average database developer.


Commonwealth Bank Cops Hefty Fine Due To A Programming Error

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has blamed a programming error for approving personal account overdrafts applications that should have been rejected. As a result, the bank has been fined $180,000 by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) for violating responsible lending laws and has been forced to write off $2.5 million in loan balances. Here are the details.


Google Woos .NET Developers And IT Admins With Cloud Tools For PowerShell

Google is keen to recruit more .NET developers and IT administrators onto its Cloud Platform. Enter Cloud Tools for PowerShell, a collection of new cmdlets for PowerShell that they can use easily manage their Windows workloads on the platform. Here’s what you need to know.


The Raspberry Pi Has Its Own Official Starter Kit 

The Raspberry Pi has long been packed into starter kits from third-party companies, but its looking like an official option is now on the way, jam packed with everything you need to get started.


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