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I Played The Most Anticipated Game Of The Year For Five Straight Hours And It Blew Me Away

Announced last year, "Destiny" is Bungie's first major game since leaving behind its "Halo" IP to Microsoft, which was part of the deal when Bungie purchased its independence in 2007.<p>While "Halo" was an Xbox exclusive, "Destiny" will be available on four major consoles this fall: PlayStation 3 and …

14 Of The Coolest Video Game Easter Eggs In The World

Sometimes it's a secret room. Sometimes it's a whole playable level. Sometimes it's a secret message.<p>The first well-known Easter egg appeared in a video game called "Adventure," which was released in 1979 for the Atari 2600 console. The game's author was annoyed he didn't get credit for his work, …

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The Future of Programming: 5 Reasons to Code in the Cloud

Last summer, a 23-year-old software engineer in New York made a now famous offer to a homeless man he passed regularly on the street: Give him a $100 bill or stop to visit the man every morning and teach him to code.<p>Leo, the homeless man, chose to learn to code. Over the next few months, the two …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Pay What You Want: Learn to Design Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Build Flat Responsive Websites from Scratch Course</b><p>Learn the Process Behind Building a Website<p><b>User Experience Design Fundamentals Course</b><p>Design Web Sites & Mobile Apps That Users Will Love<p><b>Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC Course</b><p>Become a Photoshop Pro & Take Your Creative Skills to the Next Level<p><b>Master</b> …

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5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

8 Foods That Will Make You Less Anxious

When you're feeling anxious, reach for the guacamole.

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Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

If You Use WordPress, You Need to Know About This Button

Some readers will see this post and shout “HA! How could you NOT know that?” But most of The Next Web team didn’t know it until today, and I’m willing to bet that we’re far from alone.<p>Pasting into WordPress is a pain because the formatting comes with the text. You end up with messy font and color …

Best Must-Read Books for Software Engineers

Here are the CodeBuild selection of must-read software engineering books. Books are grouped according to their content with some</b> …

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others<p><b>Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code</b><p>Knowing how to code is mostly about building …

If You Want To Code From Home, Learn JavaScript

itwbennett writes <i>"Earlier this month, remote-work cheerleader and Basecamp developer 37signals launched a job board called WeWorkRemotely.com that</i> …

Learning Xcode 5 As a Designer

It’s time for designers to implement their own iOS designs.<p>For the past month, I woke up at 7am, consistently worked until 7pm weekdays and Sundays …

List of Free Programming Books

This list initially was a clone of stackoverflow – List of freely available programming books by George Stocker.<p>Links are displayed like: Link …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Learn to Code with Harvard’s Intro to Computer Science Course And Other Free Tech Classes

I’ll confess, when it comes to computers, I’m pretty much strictly a user. And these days, with the potential freedom and creatively afforded by open …

You Won’t Believe What This Free App Can Teach You In Less Than an Hour

While all of us aren’t destined to get our heads buried deep in lines of programming languages, chances are that most of us, and especially our children, will benefit from knowing the basics of how the most ubiquitous devices in our world operate.<p>Despite the current backlash against the “coding for …

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How to Learn JavaScript Properly

<b>Resources:</b><br>— Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (3rd Edition)<br>— JavaScriptIsSexy.com (4 articles)<br>— Codecademy.com (2 tracks)<p><b>Prerequisite:</b> You …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Out in the Open: These Hackers Want to Give You Coding Superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

It's no longer illegal to rip CDs

An update to UK copyright law means that from 1 June 2014 it will no longer be illegal to make copies of CDs -- or ebooks or any other media -- that …