It seems Google is putting the building blocks together for their next operating system. Fuchsia looks like a potential candidate for replacing both Android and Chrome OS eventually - kind of like how Microsoft envisaged Windows 10 as a one-size-fits-all platform. And one of the pieces that will determine how successful Fuchsia becomes is developer support. When Chris Lattner left Apple to join Google he brought with him the expertise he used to develop the Swift programming language. And now, Swift is being used to develop software on Fuchsia.
The price of Bitcoin has dropped to around A$8,000 in the last few days, after almost hitting A$10,000 in the past month, and rising over 1,850% since 2015. By the time you read this, the price is likely to have changed dramatically again. All of this shows how volatile the currency is, prompting the question, what leads to such huge movements?
Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.
So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.
This is one of those pranks for someone who's enough of your friend to not murder you afterwards, but also kind of deserves a little pain. The Mimic script changes characters in a code file to alternative characters that look the same to human eyes, but completely screw up the syntax. I pity the victim.
Do you remember when Twitter stopped limiting the number of usernames you could tag in a post and suddenly for a few days people started tagging dozens of users at once just to be annoying? Well, if people start duplicating this hack, it will make your timeline a hell of a lot worse than that.
In 2009, then-Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Kevin Rudd launched the National Broadband Network -- building fibre infrastructure to 93 per cent of Australian homes, the largest public works project in Australian history. In the last eight years, though, the NBN has transformed drastically -- including a fundamental change in design after the 2013 election won by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party. After a few years in the wilderness, Kevin Rudd is back in the spotlight, and he's throwing shade at the farce he thinks the NBN has become.
When I think about retro games, forget Mario, Sonic or even Tetris. I think Zork. The quirky text adventure, published by Personal Software (and then Infocom) back in 1980, screwed with players in many, many ways (when it wasn't sending grues after them). I thought I knew its best secrets -- that is until prominent developer Ryan C. Gordon revealed the granddaddy of them all... and the most underhanded use of randomness I've seen in a game for a while.
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.
Apple's latest iOS update promises to bring some big changes to the mobile platform, and you better believe developers are scrambling to learn how to leverage its new and exciting features in their app projects. With the Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle, you can get in on the rush and become a bona fide iOS developer with more than 100 hours of groundbreaking training.
The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and desktop wallpaper. Back when it was just you and a window full of text. Operating systems have long since evolved beyond the humble command line interface, but there's still no better tool for quickly disseminating complex information in your operating system -- and you can actually do some other pretty cool stuff with them, too.
From HTML to CSS, there are hundreds of programming languages out there, and companies across every industry are willing to pay top dollar for those skilled in them. While you could go the conventional route and sink four years of study at a university, SitePoint Premium offers an alternative that will get you up to speed with today's top programming tools for a fraction of the time — and money.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a coding prodigy to build your own website. In fact, with the way DIY web building tools are progressing, you don't need to know a single line of code to create your own page online. Take Blocs 2 for example. Powerful and easy to use, Blocs 2 for Mac is a visual web design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites using an intuitive, code-free interface.