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Google introduces new tools to help developers build successful subscription-based apps

One struggle felt by all developers is getting users to pay for mobile applications. This issue affects developers creating $0.99 games as well as those coding $5 photo editing applications. To make up for lost revenue, developers have turned to using in-app purchases as well as subscription-based …

Build a better UI with the Material Design Components library

One of the most common criticisms leveled at Android, is the lack of consistency between applications. Since it’s an open platform, Android gives developers the freedom to bring their creative vision to life – but this isn’t <i>always</i> a good thing from the user’s perspective. If you flick through a few …

Europe isn't the new Silicon Valley. It's better

The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much …

Startups

Better Form Design: One Thing Per Page (Case Study)

In 2008, I worked on <i>Boots.com</i>. They wanted a single-page checkout with the trendiest of techniques from that era, including accordions, AJAX and …

UX Design

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Coding Dojo research highlights most in-demand coding languages by city and company

Knowing a certain programming language might help you get a job in San Jose, but it may not help you get hired in Washington D.C. This is just a …

Programming

10 Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it's where <i>life</i> happens. It's where guests …

Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud

Oracle announced a slew of AI-driven capabilities across its Customer Experience Cloud Suite today that are designed to help users to deliver better, faster and more personal experiences.<p>If you think you’ve heard this before, it’s because Oracle joins its customer experience competitors in offering …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

Programming as a Way of Thinking

Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. …

These Canadian Design Twins Are Quietly Building an Accessory Empire

DSquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten are not the only breakout Canadian fashion siblings.<p>Meet identical twin Canadian brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, who …

“Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free

As anyone who has tried to pursue even a little bit of academic research can attest, publishers charge an arm-and-a-leg to access studies if you are …

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

15 Products For Creative But Lazy People

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This Coding School Will Pay YOU to Attend

Here's what you have to do.<p>Don’t want to borrow to get the education you need to land a high-paying job? A coding bootcamp is now paying students to …

Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn

Sequoia Capital Partner Bryan Schreier shares his vision of the future for entrepreneurs.<p>Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary …

Even a Novice Can Quickly Make a Bot or App on This Simple New Coding Site

Whether you’re just learning how to code or you’re a seasoned vet, experimentation is a key part of the learning process. Glitch is a free new coding …

Apps

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d been spotted. It was the middle of the lunch rush at a bustling upscale food court in downtown San Francisco and Rivera was looking to maintain a low profile. His plans were foiled when a PR rep for a mid-sized tech company …

Silicon Valley

Free resources for learning full stack web development

When getting started with new technologies and languages, it can be a bit daunting having to sift through all of the options for education resources. …

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show exactly where he was going to hit a homerun — and then …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

These are the 10 skills to learn if you want to advance in a career in tech

Whether you're just starting out, you're angling for a better gig, or you're just trying to thrive right where you are, it's important that you're up-to-date with the latest technologies — or else you may already be behind the curve, as the hot new tech <i>du jour</i> replaces the old and busted.<p>"We see …

Hear this: Scientists regrow sound-sensing cells

Scientists have coaxed sound-sensing cells in the ear, called "hair cells," to grow from stem cells. This technique, if perfected with human cells, could help halt or reverse the most common form of hearing loss , according to a new study.<p>These delicate hair cells can be damaged by excessive noise …

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Interview: Indeed's SVP Raj Mukherjee on the Job Search Industry in 2017

Indeed is the world’s largest job search site, available in 60 countries and 28 languages. Over 200 million unique monthly visitors check out the …

Filter bubbles are a serious problem with news, says Bill Gates

It’s easy for people to live in a “filter bubble” of media that reinforces their worldview and excludes other views, whether they consume it via Facebook, favorite news websites, or preferred TV channels.<p>Technology such as social media <b></b>“lets you go off with like-minded people, so you’re not mixing …