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Which Common Image Format Has The Smallest Pixel?

The digital equivalent of the question “How long is a piece of string?” could be “How big is a pixel?” The naive answer is “four bytes” — one for each colour channel (RGB) and alpha — but depending on the file format, a pixel could be much bigger, ranging from a few to hundreds of bytes.


Stack Overflow's 'Documentation' Wants To Be The One True Information Source For Programmers

Stack Overflow might as well be the official documentation for all programming languages, given how often it’s used by developers to complement their abilities. The Q&A site however is dramatically increasing its scope with “Stack Overflow Documentation”, self-described as the “biggest expansion to Stack Overflow since it first launched”.


You Can Get A Map That Shows Locations Of Pokemon In Your Area (If You Have Programming Skills)

A group of developers that are playing Pokemon GO have created a tool that shows the location of every Pokemon within a given area on Google Maps. The project is still in its early stages and there are technical hoops that you have to jump through to get the tool up and running. Programming skills will help you here. Read on for the details.


Google Releases Final Developer Preview Build Of Android 7.0 Nougat

Google has released the fifth and final build of its upcoming Android 7.0 mobile operating system, dubbed Nougat. This is the near-final version of Nougat before the stable build is released in the coming months. Here are the details.


Outsourcing Software Development: Good Or Bad?

Outsourcing IT isn’t a new concept. Companies have been doing it for years but to this day it remains a divisive topic. On the one hand, outsourcing makes sense because it can keep costs down for organisations. On the other hand, it’s never good to see jobs go overseas. In an age when IT talent comes at a high cost, we want to know whether outsourcing software development is a good or bad idea.


Google Opens Up Gesture Control on Android Wear 2.0 To Third-Party Developers

Google has released the second developer preview for Android Wear 2.0, its wearables operating system. The new preview comes with some bug fixes and improvements. One of the changes is that third-party developers can now incorporate wrist gestures, which lets Android Wear 2.0 wearable users navigate on their smartwatches using wrist motions, in their apps. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Keep More Girls In IT At School If We're To Close The Gender Gap

The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, and so too are our schools. But many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills. There is a lot of talk about gender gaps in the workplace, both in terms of numbers and pay disparity, but it’s not a problem that can be fixed overnight. To solution to this problem starts in schools and finding a way to get girls interested in IT in their formative years. Here’s how we can do this.


Deals: Freelance Web Developer Bundle... From Mobile Apps To PHP And MySQL

Improve your earning potential as a dev for hire with the skills you’ll take away from The Freelance Web Developer Bundle. This package offers techniques in web design, iPhone and Android app development, plus tips for running a successful business at a savings of more than 90% off the regular price for Lifehacker Australia readers.


Hiring Cheap Developers Just Isn't Worth It

Developers are a highly sought after these days as mobile and web applications are now a big deal for consumers and businesses. As such, the average salary for developers has increased significantly. If you’re an organisation looking to recruit a developer, it’s tempting to hiring one that doesn’t demand much money so you can cut down on costs on the get-go. However, that can lead to big problems later down the track. Here’s why.


Code Club Australia Launches Children's Coding Event To Set World Record

Code Club Australia, a non-profit organisation that promotes coding for kids, is hosting a national event called Moonhack to set a world record for the most number of children coding at once. The event will be held on the night of July 20, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, hence the name Moonhack. Here’s what you need to know to participate.


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