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Google has announced the schedule for its next I/O event, which will be held between May 17-19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California. The developer-focused event will cover everything from Android and Chrome, through to Google Cloud and machine learning.

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At the recent F8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked a big game about augmented reality — and while Facebook might be catching up in this space, its new strategy of open developer tools could see it become a leader. The tools are available starting tomorrow.

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Learning to code is always easier and more enjoyable when you're doing something fun with it. Programmer Harrison Kinsley decided that using Python to control a game of Grand Theft Auto 5 would be a pretty excellent way for intermediate users to get to grips with the language, as well as a few powerful libraries, such as OpenCV, used for real-time computer vision.

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Anyone who has been looking for a job remotely connected to development will have seen an excess of "scrum" or "agile" roles being advertised. Here's an infographic explaining the process that many startups have adopted.

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It's no secret that learning even the basics behind mobile app development can skyrocket your hiring and earning potential, but many of us are turned off by the thought of sinking more time and money into a formal coding education. Fortunately, there's another way to build up your coding chops, and it won't break the bank. Name your price, and you can catalyze your mobile dev education with the Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Android Development Bundle.

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Gamemaker 2 has been out for a few weeks, and we've all had a decent enough chance to play around. There's a lot to the engine, and I'm very much an intermediate user whose has learned just enough to make the games I want to make, so I'm by no means across everything. Hopefully my experience with the upgrade can be illuminating for others.

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Just because your site is fast and functional in the top five browsers in the West, doesn't mean it'll load the same way worldwide. Other regions have different names filling their pantheon of top browsers, and it might be worth a little bit of effort to make sure you're presenting well there, too.

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Twitter has always baffled me. It's value as a way to send short messages to a broad audience is almost unparalleled but the signal to noise ratio makes it challenging to extract value and to have your message heard. But developers who create ways to make the platform more useful will be interested in some new APIs and other changes Twitter has added to the API Platform Roadmap.