programming

How To Develop Useful Google Glass Apps

Google Glass — glasses with a built-in screen, Internet connectivity and the ability to run apps — has attracted lots of attention from developers since its launch last year. But how can you build apps for the platform that are actually useful, not just oddities that will disturb passers-by?


Ask LH: I Want To Write iOS Apps, Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a little background in coding, and I’d like to make an iOS app. I’m just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. Where do I start?


Ask LH: I Want To Write Android Apps, Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker, I have some background in coding, but I’ve never tried Android development before. I’d like to get started, but I’m not entirely sure what I need. I don’t need to “learn to code” per se, but I could use some guidance on where to start with Android. Can you help?


Rosetta Code 'Translates' Your Code Into Another Programming Language

Rosetta Code is a library of different coding tasks in multiple languages, so you can see how to perform a given task in any language you want.


6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code

If you’ve always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we’ve picked out six of the best resources currently available online.


Why Tech Is No Longer Just About Hardware

The profits generated by some technology firms are awe-inspiring, serving as beacons for those at less fortunate enterprises. Devices have accounted for a large part of that success, particularly smartphones. But challengers trying to follow this route to profits are likely to be disappointed. The role that devices play for industry profits is changing.


How To Fix Google+ Integration In iOS Apps

A change in policy from Apple has caused problems for developers who want to integrate Google+ into their iOS apps. Here’s how to work around that.


Never Ever Work For A Company Seeking A 'Rockstar Developer'

Some career advice is so simple you can sum it up in a tweet.


The Crucial Skills Developers Need

There’s more to being an effective developer than simply learning to code. A recent Gartner report highlights some of the other skills you’ll need.


Ask LH: Where Can I Find Beta Testers?

Dear Lifehacker, I am putting the finishing touches on an iOS game which I am hoping to release fairly soon. However, before I put it up on the iTunes App Store, I wanted to get a few more beta testers to check it out and provide some feedback to make sure I’m not missing anything. Other than friends and family, where can I find some decent beta testers to download and try out my iPhone game? Being an indie developer, obviously cost is an issue, so the lower the better.