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Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

Parse + Open Source = ❤️

Parse Server<p>The open source version of the Parse backend, and related projects.<p>Documentation<p>Learn more about deploying your own Parse Server, or dive …

Software Development

The most important mobile design decision a startup faces

<i>This is a guest post by Bubba Murarka (@BubbaM) which originally appeared on his blog. Bubba is an early stage investor in consumer internet and mobile technology companies for @DFJvc</i><p>All consumer application creators need to focus on three core challenges:<p>A differentiated product …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

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Visiting the Village » Blog Archive » How to Be an Indie Game Developer

I got an email a while back from someone who was effectively asking, “How do I become an indie game developer?”<p>I replied to them and did my best, but …

The Ultimate Icon Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

Icons Galore!<p>Simply put, this massive bundle of 2,500 <b>professional-quality</b> icons is a must-have for any designer. Hit the "Buy" button. Swiftly download all the included icons. And have all the icons you could ever need for all of your design endeavors at the tip of your fingers. Please find a SMALL …

Graphic Design

User interface strings in Cocoa

In this post, I'll look at best practice for using and managing text strings in your user interface. This is a fairly simple topic but Cocoa has …

An iOS tone generator (an introduction to AudioUnits)

In this post, I present a tiny iOS app that generates a continuous tone at a frequency determined by a slider. It's a small sample app intended to …

Tips & Tricks for conditional iOS3, iOS3.2 and iOS4 code

In this post, I'll show you ways to determine which version of iOS you are running on and show you how to write a macro that can both conditionally …

True Facts About The Aye Aye

Querying Objective-C Data Collections | Cocoa Is My Girlfriend

In my Xcode LLDB Tutorial, I mention using the debugger to interrogate data collections. Well, I wanted to elaborate on that idea a little because …

StackOverflow Reputation As A Hiring Metric

I’ve been using StackOverflow nearly since it started back in 2008. I remember when it first started there didn’t seem to be much going on and so I …

Creating A Happy Appy Song

App developers need ways to promote their apps and audio and video provide a way to do that. At a recent iOS developer camp in Colorado I gave a talk …

Friday Q&A 2013-05-03: Proper Use of Asserts

Posted at 2013-05-03 13:03 | RSS feed (Full text feed) | Blog Index<br>Next article: Friday Q&A 2013-05-17: Let's Build stringWithFormat: <br>Previous …

Best New Apps: Google Hangouts

Everything we wish iMessage would be<p>I've tried WhatsApp, GroupMe, Kik, Google Voice, LINE, Trillian, and basically every other messaging app you can think of — I've even tried using Skype as an IM service, because at least my parents know what Skype is. I'd given up on finding an app that had all …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …