Online is where it's at when it comes to learning resources for programming, especially for languages used primarily for web. Sometimes however, you just want a solid, consistent experience you can read without necessarily needing an IDE open in front of you and that's where eBooks reign supreme. Fortunately, O'Reilly has you covered with 36 free coding titles.
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As machine learning matures, we're finding more and more applications for the technology, beyond the niche and novelty. It's even starting to encroach on the jobs of designers and programmers, if Tony Beltramelli's research project "pix2code" is anything to go by.
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.
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.
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.
To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have recently been put online for free, teaching yourself to code has never been easier. I started learning to code earlier this year and can say from experience that learning enough to build your own prototype is not as hard as it seems. In fact, if you want to have a functioning prototype within two months without taking a day off work, it's completely doable.
There are over 600 notable programming languages out there, but few are as versatile and user-friendly as Python. This foundation language is perfect for aspiring programmers, and mastering it is even easier with the Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle. Now at a lower sale price, this comprehensive bundle has the training you need to break into the lucrative tech industry.
Most organisations with a collaborative wiki have some sort of "tips and tricks" page, where users can freely add or update advice for everyone to use. It appears the CIA is no different, with the recent "Vault 7" dump from WikiLeaks revealing the US intelligence service's closely guarded collection of Git cheats. What's surprising is a few are actually useful.
Programming expertise is a hot addition to any resume, but employers prefer applicants who are well versed in the latest tools and languages of the trade. This Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp hones the skills of veteran and newbie coders alike looking to make a splash in the job market.
Over 200,000 manufacturing jobs lost since 2008. Tens of thousands more to go in the auto industry as car makers exit. Another 50,000 jobs still to be shed as mining slides towards the bottom of the cycle. Five million Australian jobs to be automated by 2030.
So what will blue collar workers do when robots are running the factories and driving the trucks? The answer is hiding in plain sight but wunderkinds in hoodies are blocking it from view.