programming

Which Programming Languages Earn You The Highest Salary?

If you can’t decide which programming language to learn, knowing how much you might earn could be useful information. A ranking of popular language choices puts Ruby on Rails in the top spot.


The Tech Skills And Courses Google Recommends For Software Engineers

Software engineering is one of the most in-demand and best paying careers, but learning computer science can also pay off even if you don’t do it professionally. Google has a guide to the courses and experiences future software engineers should consider.


Visual Studio Community 2013 ls A Free Version Of Microsoft's Popular Developer Suite

Good news for aspiring developers on tight budgets: Microsoft has launched a free version of Visual Studio.


Learn How To Make Mobile Apps: FREE Charles Sturt Uni Online Short Course

Got a great idea for an app or game? It’s easier than you think to get started. Australia’s Charles Sturt University will soon kick off its next open online course. Learn to write/release apps across iOS, Android and Windows via five weeks of after-hours webinars and 12 hours of structured work. By the end, you’ll be able to build your own app and earn a certificate after passing the final exam. Join 2,400 students who’ve already registered free. Here’s what you need to know.


If You're Going To Learn By Doing, Make Sure You Have Good Toys

Earlier this year, I faced the daunting task of learning how to code vertex and pixel shaders, the programs that run on your graphics card and produce most of the modern visual effects you see in games and even desktop composition. Unlike languages such as C# or JavaScript, which have helpful tools everywhere you look, there’s no One True Way for programming and testing shaders, other than by using them… and then staring in confusion when the red thing is purple and inside out.


Keep This Python Cheat Sheet On Hand When Learning To Code

Python is one of the best programming languages to learn. As you get started, this one-page reference sheet of variables, methods and formatting options could come in handy.


Marksy Translates One Markup Language To Another In Chrome

Chrome: If you write a lot for the web, then you’re probably doing a lot of switching between various markup languages. If there’s one you tend to prefer more than another, then Marksy is a Chrome extension that makes converting between different languages easy.


These Charts Compare Popular Programming Courses By Cost And Workload

There are lots of online of classes these days that teach you how to code, so how do you pick the best one? Bloc has analysed 13 popular programming courses so you can easily compare the basics: intensity of the course, length and cost.


Google Fit SDK Now Officially Available

Back in August, Google released the preview version of its Google Fit software development kit (SDK). Now the SDK has gone into general release — which means we should see a glut of Google Fit-enabled apps shortly.


Why Twitter Is Banking On Phone Numbers For Its Future Developers

End users hate having to create new accounts and passwords every time they sign up for a service. Is linking everything into their phone number the answer? That’s the bet Twitter is making with its new mobile platform, Fabric.