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The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Why is Python Growing So Quickly?

We recently showed that, based on Stack Overflow question visits, Python has a claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language, and …

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses--a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a …

Design

7 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for graphic design books to keep you inspired? Maybe you're already studying and keen …

A Quick Introduction to Functional Javascript

<b>Functional programming</b> is one of the hottest trends right now and there’s a lot of good arguments about why one might want to utilize it in their …

How Dropbox securely stores your passwords

It’s universally acknowledged that it’s a bad idea to store plain-text passwords. If a database containing plain-text passwords is compromised, user …

How to build a robot that “sees” with $100 and TensorFlow

Object recognition is one of the most exciting areas in machine learning right now. Computers have been able to recognize objects like faces or cats …

Deep Learning

Erlang Installer: A Better Way To Use Erlang On OSX

2016-09-22 by Karol Urbanski<p>Back in 2013, I joined Erlang Solutions to work on providing something more convenient for Erlang developers than …

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p><i>A previous version of this article incorrectly characterized Danny Izquierdo's education. The post has been updated to specify he has an associate degree.</i><p>Danny Izquierdo, a 22-year-old who lives with his parents in Silver Spring, Md., has found little …

University of Chicago

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Why You Should Never Use MongoDB

Disclaimer: I do not build database engines. I build web applications. I run 4-6 different projects every year, so I build <b>a lot</b> of web applications. …

An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple | Backchannel

<b>On July 30, 2014,</b> Siri had a brain transplant.<p>Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate a smart assistant into …

The 100% correct way to validate email addresses

Congratulations. From this day forward, you will no longer squander your time trying to work out the perfect regex to validate email addresses. You …

This Crazy-sounding Memory Trick Is the Cure for Your Forgetfulness

Always forgetting to buy milk or finish that one work task? Science has a solution.<p>"For me, an iPhone arrived, a baby arrived; in life you're constantly connected and there's always too much to do. My memory capacity has basically shrunk to zero at this point," complains working mom Katherine …

Git Workflow Basics – Igor Marques da Silva – Medium

This post is intended for beginners, but I assume you already know the basics of Git usage (commit, push, pull, etc).<p>You probably know how to use Git …

What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

<i>This is the first of a multi-part series explaining the fundamentals of deep learning by long-time tech journalist Michael Copeland.</i><b></b>Artificial …

Machine Learning

Ruby has been fast enough for 13 years

When I started programming Ruby, it was on an Apple iBook G4/800. That beautiful 12” powerhouse of a 800 MHz PowerPC with a rocking 256MB…Continue …

Understanding caching in Postgres - An in-depth guide

Originally Posted On : 16 May 2016 Last Updated : 03 Aug 2016<p>Caching<p>Caching can be considered an important aspect in tuning database system …

Swift: Things I really wanted that won’t make it

Here’s a short list of things that aren’t (or probably aren’t) going to be in Swift 3, that I was hoping to see.<i>Like my posts? Consider buying a book</i> …

“Eat, sleep, code, repeat” is such bullshit

Despite the hype, programming is not an all or nothing endeavorContinue reading on Signal v. Noise »

My time with Rails is up

Please also read my follow-up about abstractions and the role of a frameworkLast year I made a decision that I won’t be using Rails anymore, nor I …

Pixar in a Box | Partner content

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

Sorting Algorithm Animations

<b>These pages show 8 different sorting algorithms on 4 different initial conditions. These visualizations are intended to:</b><p>Show how each algorithm …

The Plan-9 Effect or why you should not fix it if it ain't broken

Abstract<p>Plan-9 was a wonderful, modern and totally new Unix implementation finally addressing the initial promise of Unix: everything is a file. Did …

Quitting Your Job to Pursue Your Passion is Bullshit

Announcing HyperDev – The Developer Playground for Building Full-stack Web Apps, Fast

We’re super excited to introduce our new product, HyperDev. HyperDev is a developer playground for building full-stack web apps, fast.It combines …

Learn Docker by building a Microservice

If you are looking to get your hands dirty and learn all about Docker, then look no further!In this article I'm going to show you how Docker works, …