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Which Programming Language Do You Prefer?

Code hosting website, GitHub, has published a graph which shows just how popular different programming languages are on the site since its launch in 2008. The results revealed some interesting trends and how different languages have picked up momentum in recent years.


How To Know When You're Ready To Freelance As A Self-Taught Coder

In any industry, it’s hard to evaluate your skills if you’re self-taught. When will your skills ready to start freelancing? Self-taught coder Joyce Akiko answers this question, particularly for other programmers like herself.


Advance Your JavaScript Skills With The JavaScript The Good Parts Course

Like any other programming language, JavaScript has both good parts and bad parts. If you want to avoid the bad parts and learn some best practice coding techniques, check out this free course taught by Douglas Crockford, author of JavaScript: The Good Parts.


JavaScript & JQuery: A More Beautiful Way To Learn Web Development [Book Review]

These days, there’s no shortage of online resources for teaching yourself to code, but there’s also nothing like reading a good instruction book from start to finish. JavaScript & JQuery, by Jon Duckett, is perhaps the most elegant, visually engaging book you can learn JavaScript from.


How Desktop Apps Can Be Transformed Into Great Touchscreen Apps

A 2 in 1 gives you the ability to access both desktop and tablet apps, but how can developers build apps that take advantage of both platforms? Here are some of the tricks that they use.


Monoid Is An Open Source Font That's Perfect For Coders

When you’re writing code, picking the font you use is more about utility than beauty. Whether you’re an expert coder, or just starting out, this open source font is easy to read and easy to work with.


Latest Unity 5 Beta Includes Native Support For Visual Studio Debugging

In Microsoft and Unity’s continuing efforts to make life easier for game developer, the latter has finally integrated Visual Studio debugging into its IDE, meaning users will no longer have to separately install the Unity Tools extension — it’ll just work out of the box.


NASA's Rules For Writing Mission Critical Code

When you’re NASA, developing critical applications that lives literally depend on (code that controls aeroplanes and spacecraft, for example), code quality and safety are paramount. That’s why they have been looking into coding standards or rules to ensure the reliability of critical software.


Don't Panic, We Still Can't Program Robots Properly

Do you find yourself worried by the implications of Humans, the new TV drama about the exploits of near-human intelligent robots? Have you ever fretted over the apocalyptic warnings of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk about the threat of superintelligent artificial intelligence? If you find this creepy or have answered “yes”, you should immediately watch footage from the recent DARPA Robotics Challenge.


SoundCloud Reminds Us That APIs Aren't Forever

Last week, SoundCloud restricted access to its application programming interface (API) for developers, making it rather more difficult developers to draw on SoundCloud’s audio content in their own apps. While annoying, that’s all-too-common behaviour in the world of APIs.


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