Patrick Seamars

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American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Education

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

Mountain View, Calif. — THE humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what’s wanted are more engineers.<p>At least, so goes the argument in a rising number of states, which have embraced a funding model for higher education that uses tuition …

Humanities

Please don’t learn to code, learn to understand code instead

“I notice you haven’t written all that much of your own software.”<p>The interviewer was looking at my code samples. They were largely patches that …

JavaScript Conquered the Web. Now It’s Taking Over the Desktop

Author: Klint Finley. Klint Finley Business<p>Date of Publication: 05.12.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>JavaScript was originally created in …

Meaningful CSS: Style Like You Mean It

These days, we have a world of meaningful markup at our fingertips. HTML5 introduced a lavish new set of semantically meaningful elements and …

Web Development

Use your singletons wisely

Know when to use singletons, and when to leave them behind<p>J.B. Rainsberger<br>Published on July 01, 2001<p>The programming community discourages using …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

The Future is Without Apps

How we may soon no longer need to install apps with help from Google and Surprisingly: Apple.<p>“There’s an App for That.”<p>It’s the trademarked slogan …

Learn to Code: 13 Tips that Could Save You Years of Effort

When you’re new to coding, it can be hard to know where to start, and it’s easy to get sucked down paths that could waste a whole lot of your time …

Public APIs

A collective list of free APIs for use in web development.<p>A public API for this project can be found here - thanks to DigitalOcean for helping us …

Why students are throwing tons of money at a program that won’t give them a college degree

Brian O’Neill has been trying to hire a developer at Philly-based tech company Monetate. He’s used to seeing resumes from “bootcampers,” or graduates of computer coding “bootcamp” programs. He’s also used to turning them down for such an advanced job.<p>Typically, he gives them a technical test during …

One of the world's most successful programmers has some surprising advice for success

That's not at all what propelled Linus Torvalds to his status as one of the world's best-known programmers. (He's been known to hobnob with Hollywood stars at the Oscars.)<p>When he was a college student, Torvalds invented Linux, the free operating system that today powers most of the world's computer …

Linux

Writing good code: how to reduce the cognitive load of your code

Low bug count, good performance, easy modification. Good code is high-impact, and is perhaps the main reason behind the existence of the proverbial …

Whew now I'm done

Feb.23.18 at 04:13 pm<p>Should properly autofill the comic number when you click it now. Sorry for the inconvenience, folks!<p>Dec.13.17 at 01:10 …

Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance

In its mind, Silicon Valley creates the future, while the rest of the world will soon become the “idle class.” What if they instead helped people …

Tech Companies Are Designing Your Life — Here’s Why You Should Care

<i>Estimated reading time: 10 minutes, 15 seconds</i><p>Four years ago, I sold my company to Google and joined the ranks there. I spent my last three years …

New MIT Code Makes Web Pages Load 34 Percent Faster in Any Browser

Internet connections get faster but websites get more complex—and that means we often still have to wait an age for pages to load. Now, a new …

Angular Style Guide

README.md<p>Versions<p>There are multiple versions of Angular, and thus there are multiple versions of the guide. Choose your guide appropriately.<p>Angular 1 …

The Art of the Commit

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 5 of David Demaree’s new book, Git for Humans, available now from A Book …

Software Development

Make a woman the action hero and see how she flips the script

As the conversation about making Hollywood more equitable has intensified, one of the proposed solutions has been to storm the gates of some of the movie industry’s biggest products. Cast Idris Elba as James Bond! Make a woman the titular alien in the long-running British fantasy series “Doctor …

The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

Two years ago, I wrote a book called “The Sports Gene” that examines the intersection of genetics and athleticism. I expected my mother to buy a …

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb

There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t talk about what was …