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Sprints — concentrated bursts of development aimed at a defined goal — are an increasingly common process in large development tools. One of the biggest enthusiasts for the concept? Google.
If you’re interested in learning to code, for fun or financial gain, this interactive chart from IEEE Spectrum can help you pick the first (or next) language to learn.
Working in development can be a pressure-cooker at times, but usually you don’t get to experience this unique joy until you’ve left study and found employment. However, those currently engaged in IT-related TAFE and uni courses in Melbourne can get a taste for crunch this August by competing in UNIHACK, a hackathon being organised by students at the University of Melbourne and Monash uni’s Clayton campus.
What’s worse than having to deal with poorly written and badly documented code? Potentially, Vogon poetry.
You don’t have to fire up Xcode or download the Android SDK to build an app for yourself that you can use anywhere. For less complex programs — in my case, a companion app for a board game — you can open your web development IDE of choice and build something that should be more than adequate for your needs (and shareable if required).
Amazon’s Appstore wasn’t even accessible to Australians until May last year, and it has always seemed like very much a secondary player to Google Play. However, two developments this week potentially make it a more interesting distribution platform for Android developers.