Android is the world's most popular mobile OS, and knowing how to code for it can open the door to a myriad of jobs in the tech sector. While going back to school is one way to get started, the Android Development eBook Bundle can net you a complete coding education without the crippling student loans — — and you can learn at your own pace.
Building a computer processor from scratch isn't for the faint of heart, but for those with the knowledge and willpower it can be incredibly fun and educational. Keen to have a crack themselves, Eric Schlaepfer and Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories spent two years making a large scale (and prettier) version of the humble MOS 6502 microprocessor.
Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You'd be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects, and not even cool new swag like Google Cardboard headsets. The keynote was essentially just a boring two-hour lecture about small, incremental updates to existing products.
Trying to develop a cross-platform app with a decent UI in any .NET language is hard. There's never been an optimal way to deploy everywhere and while attempts have been made to provide usable libraries, they're all works in progress. Even Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms is mobile-only. That, however, will change with version 3.0, with Microsoft promising support for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Smart home technology has found its way in many of today's households, meaning it's time to learn to code for this booming platform. With the Amazon Alexa Coding Bundle, you can capitalize on the success of Amazon's smart home tech by building your own voice-activated applications.
Microsoft's annual Build Tour will be making its last stop of the year in Sydney on June 29 and 30. The Microsoft Build Tour is for developers using Microsoft platform and tools. The event will topics across Windows, Cloud, AI and cross-platform development. It will also deliver the latest news around .NET, web apps, the Universal Windows Platform, Win32 apps, Mixed Reality, Visual Studio, Xamarin, Microsoft Azure, Cognitive services and more.
If you've been holding out on updating your SourceTree client, now might be the time to reconsider, with a "critical" vulnerability found in older versions of the program. Both Mac and Windows flavours are affected.
With the release of the new Surface Laptop came the announcement that meet another edition of Windows was upon us. Windows 10 S heralds, in my view, a potential point of confusion for consumers. But there is a big benefit with Windows 10 S. It may take some effort from developers but we are at the cusp of a major pivot in the development of Windows software that will be of substantial benefit.
Programming is an adaptive skill set — in order to stay relevant, you need to constantly grow and evolve your skills to suit the marketplace. Fortunately, with SitePoint Premium's courses, staying in the know is easy on your schedule — and your wallet.
The Nvidia Deep Learning Institute (DLI) has dramatically expanded its course offerings with the aim of up-skilling 100,000 developers in deep learning by 2018. The initiative will include instructor-led workshops and on-demand access to online courses - with prices ranging from free to $30. In other words, you can now get trained up in AI applications for next to nothing. Here are the details.
It's no secret that mastering a coding language or two can put you at the top of the job market. In the past, you'd have to sink a few years and a few grand in tuition to become a true coder, but thanks to the tech boom and the power of the web, you can elevate your programming skills straight from your computer.
One of the most popular forms of development is mobile app dev — and when you know how to build apps for Android, the world's most popular mobile platform, you can set yourself up with a pretty comfortable place in the job market. Thanks to the Professional Android Developer Bundle, you can start learning all the ins and outs of Android today.
Over at freeCodeCamp, there's a guide to becoming a web developer. Created by GitHub user Kamranahmedse, the article points to three different paths; front-end development, back-end development and dev-ops.
The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Recently at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first Windows 10 "mixed reality headset" from Acer. The device is only a developer kit for now, but it's expected to be commercially available before Christmas this year.
In the world of The Sims 4, life is a lighthearted cartoon. You can die of laughter and turn into a ghost. You can sleep with characters, but it's not sex: instead, "Woohooing" happens out of sight, all giggles and hearts. For some people, The Sims 4 doesn't go far enough in its portrayal of intimacy. (NSFW warning!)