The Matrix movie title credits show falling green digital code. If you know Japanese, the katakana characters will look familiar, but where did this code actually come from? The man who created the title sequence recently revealed the source: His wife's Japanese cook book.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm thinking about building an Android app. I am trying to work out whether to invest the hours in learning to do it yourself properly, or paying someone to make my app idea happen for me. Computer technology changes so very quickly, so if I developed an app which would currently be better: DIY or hire someone ?
Full mastery of coding takes time, but any method to speed up the process is welcome. Developer Jack Kinsella came up with a method to learn to code faster so you can actually start making those apps you've always wanted to make.
In our second "Learn to Code" lesson, we'll be taking a look at how to actually work with the variables and data types we learned about in the first lesson. Get excited—it's time to put your new knowledge to work!