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Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Streamline 3.0: The World’s Largest Icon Library

The good people over at Streamline just launched what we all believe to be the world’s largest icon library and we couldn't be more grateful. It's a …

What is your favourite function()?

I think mine would be json_encode(). I think it's so cool that a single function can make your data understood by other machines. (I know other …

Celebrity Influencer Marketing Is Dead, Report Says--Real Employees And Customers Are Better

While many (including me) have heralded influencer marketing as one of the Holy Grails of effective public relations, a new report from Sprout Social suggests that celebrity influencers are rapidly losing their power.<p>But before you hang up the towel on influencer marketing, consider this novel (and …

Entrepreneurship

makesite.py

README.md<p>Take full control of your static website/blog generation by writing your own simple, lightweight, and magic-free static site generator in …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

If You Believe in Marijuana, Then This Is the Stock to Buy Now

This marijuana stock may be in a perfect position to profit from legalizing marijuana worldwide.<p><b>Canopy Growth</b> (NYSE:CGC) is Canada's market-share …

Control Structures in R: Using If-Else Statements and Loops

Control structures allow you to specify the execution of your code. They are extremely useful if you want to run a piece of code multiple times, or …

Adding SSL to Your WordPress Website

With security continuing to be a primary concern for all involved, utilizing SSL on a WordPress website is becoming more common every day. In fact, …

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build!

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment — You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about …

Amazon's AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code online

Amazon just unveiled AWS Cloud9, a web-based IDE that supports more than 40 popular programming languages, as well as a bunch of the company’s cloud infrastructure integrations, and collaboration tools.<p>It’s essentially a repackaged version of the c9.io IDE, which Amazon acquired in 2016; it’s now …

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.<p>Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe …

Remote Working

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

3 Reasons Email Can Make You Amazing at Content Distribution

Email marketing is very effective; in fact, it converts three times better than social. That's why leaders can't solely rely on social shares.<p>Marketers use an average of six different channels to distribute content, and when you look at what those tactics are, you notice most of them are social …

Social media didn’t kill email — but it did change it

Too much digital ink has been spilled over the apparent demise of email. “What’s to replace email,” and “why email is dead,” are all well-worn topics musing over a thin premise: social media will replace the well-worn 45-year-old medium. Yes, social media and collaboration platforms are now …

PageSpeed is dead - Long live Lighthouse the new metric we should be using

Listen to this article<p>If you are like most shop owners or webmasters you have run the Google PageSpeed tool against your site. Sometimes the results …

The Hidden Persuader: Email Drives Consumers To The Phone

A new Forrester study shows that customers who initiate a phone call spend more, convert faster and have a higher retention rate than those who …

Customer Experience

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

Email Still The King Of ROI, Says DMA

Email marketing remains the best digital marketing channel for return on investment, according to the Data & Marketing Association’s (DMA) latest …

4 Marketing Strategies That Can Boost B2B Sales: Study | Marketing

Four business marketing strategies can boost business-to-business sales conversion rates by up to 25 percentage points, based on results of a survey …

5 successful B2B AdWords best practices for any company

AdWords is a brutal marketplace for many B2B businesses. There’s low search volume and high competition, resulting in extremely expensive CPCs — not …

Infographic: 50% of Gen Z ‘Can’t Live Without YouTube’ and Other Stats That Will Make You Feel Old

Move over, millennials—there’s a hot new demo in town.<p>Generation Z, the kids and teens born between roughly 1996 and 2010, is gaining power as a …

The Best Days and Times to Send Your Email (Infographic)

Here are some tips to help you boost your email marketing efforts.<p>From creating copy to the best time to hit send, email marketing is not an easy task, but there are certain things you can do to help make your campaign successful.<p>If you really want to get your email opened and read, one of the most …

Facebook Lead Ads just got a whole lot more useful with offline conversion data

The new Offline Conversion solution aims to help advertisers tie Lead Ads to downstream conversion activity.<br>Please visit Marketing Land for the full …

How To Become A Developer (Even If You Can't Code)

Many people want to become developers, but just don’t have the time or desire to learn to code.<p>But guess what? Thanks to advances in no-code technologies, workers with zero programming skills can take on roles as software developers. The new term coined for these folks: citizen …

A Lack of Customer Advocacy Could Make B2B Buyers Walk Away

I was interviewing a client’s customer a few days ago for a persona project and something he said made me stop and think. What he said can be …

Thought Leadership

6 Critical Data Points Your Sales Team Needs to Collect

It used to be the ability to schmooze was a salesperson's greatest asset. These days, it's data.<p>Salespeople consistently cite data as being critical for lead generation and sales strategy development. That's because data allows salespeople and marketers to identify leads, segment their audience, …

How To Use LinkedIn For Sales and Marketing

<i>Here are a handful of proven strategies to follow if you want to sell your products and services to the 500 million professionals gathered over on</i> …

Five Ways to Make the Most of Video for Marketing

Let's face it, making a viral brand video is a marketer's Holy Grail. From the classic sneezing baby panda to the more recent human Gumby dog toy, …

15 Audiences You Should Be Targeting with B2B Facebook Ads

While search is a fantastic way to reach users searching with intent, Facebook is also a highly effective network in reaching users who may be …