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7 reasons why frameworks are the new programming languages

In the 1980s, the easiest way to start a nerd fight was to proclaim that your favorite programming language was best. C, Pascal, Lisp, Fortran? …

Design Strategies for Information Dashboards

In the dashboard shown above, you can see an implied grouping of charts based on color scheme and positioning:<p>The first row shows overall sales …

Web Design

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Computer Science

The 16 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

How to Fix Virtual Team Challenges Before They Happen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sales and customer service teams are changing. Rather than having people sit in cubicles for eight hours a day making calls, companies are now taking advantage of the latest cloud-computing technology to create virtual teams whose members …

‘Scully Likes Science’, A Musical Remix of Dana Scully From ‘The X-Files’ Extolling the Virtues of Science

“Scully Likes Science” is a musical remix by Ryan English that features the character Dana Scully from the sci-fi franchise <i>The X-Files</i> extolling the …

How Will Big Data Remake Medicine?

In ten years, eighty percent of the work people do in medicine will be replaced by technology. And medicine will <i>not look anything</i> like what it does today. Those stunning possibilities were shared by Dr. John Mattison, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Kaiser Permanente and Panelist at …

2014 International Startup Fest: Startups and the City

When the Montreal International Startup Festival announced that the theme of their four-day long event would be “Startups and the City,” I really …

Infographic: Doctors Prescribing More Mobile Health Apps

According to the most recent industry data available, doctors are beginning to encourage patients to use mobile health apps in numbers that would …

London’s New “Book Benches” Invite People To Relax On A Classic Work Of Literature

The literary traditions of London are rich. So is the tradition of needing a place to sit after hours of enduring the city’s crowded streets and busy transit system. The National Literacy Trust partnered with public art organization Wild in Art over the summer to bring those two fine traditions …

Artfully Managing the Work of Your Creative Team -- But From a Distance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many creative workers these days are remote workers -- both freelancers and staffers -- who are delivering projects while traveling or living around the globe. Whether this is a marketing agency managing freelancers for client projects or …

Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The high-flying electric-car startup, Tesla Motors, changed its technology strategy recently. Rather than seeking additional patent protection on its electric-car technology, the company made its portfolio of patents available to anyone …

Don’t Stop by Zachary Gibson

Soviet-Era Banned Western Music X-Ray Records

In Soviet Russia music from those Capitalist pigs in the West was strictly forbidden, and Russian black markets were full of forbidden items from the …

10 Controversial Facts About Red Bull

‘Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine’, A Parody of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Featuring Joel McHale & Tony Hale

“Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine” is an amusing video by <i>The Soup</i> that parodies the <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i> web series by Jerry Seinfeld. …

4 Questions to Ask Employees in Exit Interviews

A few months ago, one of my employees decided to leave the company. Her exit wasn't a total surprise — we'd hired her originally as an intern, and we …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Inc.com

In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high demand.<p>As social technologies play a more important role in value creation, skills such as social intelligence and new media literacy, among others, will become …

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The Harvard Law Review Gets Updated For The Age Of #Longreads

Taking a page from Medium’s design book, a 127-year-old legal journal updates itself for the modern web.<p>For publications as old as the <i>Harvard Law Review</i>, design is the thread of continuity that runs like a seam through over 125 years of history. But while the <i>Harvard Law Review</i>‘s famously …

Managing a Team Across 5 Time Zones

<i>It’s 5:00 pm at my house in Nederland, Colorado, and I remember that I have a 6:00-7:30 pm team meeting. I need to plan the family dinner around it. I head to the kitchen to prep a chicken and vegetables, timing them so they will roast and rest during my meeting and we can sit down to eat as soon</i> …

Wallpaper of the Week by Guilherme Zamarioli

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Guilherme Zamarioli is a Illustrator, Graphic Designer and icon lover, based in Sao Paulo, …

Into the Vortex

There's no Photoshop here! DeviantART member schaduwlichtje is an artist in the Netherlands who specializes in folding pages in books to create …

Sunrise Calendar App Now Available on Android and Desktop

The Sunrise calendar app (see previous post) has released an Android version and a desktop version. The desktop version is also available as a Google …

Back To The Firehouse - Don't Cross The Time Streams

Back to the Firehouse by Ninjaink<p>When the guys fired off their new prototype ghost trap they had no idea that the resulting explosion of energy would …

Photo Republic, An App That Tasks Users With Taking a Photograph Once a Day at the Same Time

Photo Republic is an app by developer Ketchup Inc. that tasks users with taking a photograph once a day at the same time. For example, the app might …

Create 3D-Drawings With Your Friends Using This Collaborative Illustration App

Dot 2 Dot allows multiple users to simultaneously manipulate both 2D and 3D illustrations.<p>One of my closest friends just moved to Paris for a job. In the past when we had friends over, she used to regularly start doodling on a piece of paper, and start passing it around the room as our friends …

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Content Calendar

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you know what you’re posting, sharing, and blogging this Thursday?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>How about two Thursdays from now? Thursday …

11 Techniques for Connecting With Your Remote Team | Inc.com

Working remotely does not have to feel so distant for your team. Here are 11 techniques to help you team feel more connected.<p><b>Team Meetings:</b><p>1. Create a regular schedule and stick with it. Avoid the temptation to have impromptu meetings with those who are under your same roof.<p>2. Incorporate rituals …

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Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful venture capital investor once told me that he challenges entrepreneurs to make their pitch in 10 words or less.<p>“If you can’t tell me what you do in 10 words, I’m not interested, I’m not buying and I’m not investing. …

The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to developments in technology, the vast majority of us don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a website.<p>There are solutions even a tech neophyte can use to build a website easily and at an affordable price -- all without …