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Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team.<p>The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The Rise and Fall of Thinking Machines

An up-close look at a doomed-yet-brilliant computer startup that never quite grasped the basics of business.<p>The brilliant start-up that ignited an industry never grasped the basics.<p><i>Some day we will build a thinking machine. It will be a truly intelligent machine. One that can see and hear and</i> …

Why only fools write code first

Who this is for: <b>hackers who have an idea.</b><p>Why you should read it: <b>so you don’t waste your life by building something nobody wants.</b><p>I have a confession …

Product Management

ZenPayroll (YC W12) is hiring developers to help make payroll delightful

ABOUT US:<p>+ We're building the future of payroll. If you love solving foundational problems that affect millions of people, we'd love to talk with …

San Francisco

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? Example (good) uses include hash dictionaries.<p>I know there are things like SHA-256 and …

IT security

The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared - by Johan Den Haan

“I work for a PaaS company” I answered him. “Ah, okay, great”, and he moved to another subject. It was a cold winter day on a hipster cloud …

25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been meeting more and more app entrepreneurs who have made it in the app world without spending a penny on promoting their app. And I've known entrepreneurs who've earned more than a million dollars selling their app, largely …

Marketing

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Physics

The Silk Road Is Dead. But Bitcoin Lives On

Two years ago, Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin sent a message to Attorney General Eric Holder and the head of the Drug …

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

Google Web Designer

Bring ideas to life across screens<p>Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device.<p>Download Web …

Scaling Django to 8 Billion Page Views

At more than 8 billion page views per month and 45k requests per second, we’ve learned a couple things about delivering comments at scale.

Opinion: Failure of Neal Stephenson Kickstarter Is Apparently Everyone's Fault But the Developer's

If you were looking forward to Clang, the Kickstarted motion-controlled swordfighting game spearheaded by fiction author Neal Stephenson, you may …

The Secret of iOS 7

<i>The Innovator’s Dilemma</i>, a 1997 book by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, made the point that successful companies can lose their way when they …