Justin Ridgeway

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Certifications I'm considering, as an experienced software engineer

In building more and more open source projects spanning the full project lifecycle, I am appreciating the importance of structured business …

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

How NOT to succeed in your 45-minute coding interview

I recently published a post How NOT to design Netflix in your 45-minute System Design Interview?. First, surprisingly, it got pretty popular. …

People Are Trashing Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animation

The Rick And Morty Mods For GTA V Are Way Too Real 

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent …

The Avengers Are Getting a Big New Video Game Series From the Makers of Tomb Raider

Marvel is teaming up with the company behind <i>Tomb Raider</i>, <i>Final Fantasy</i>, <i>Hitman,</i> and more to create a big-ticket line of new video games—and they’re …

Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Practical Guide with Applications in Python

Repository for the book <i>Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning: A Practical Guide with Applications in Python</i>.<p><b>Deep learning is</b> …

Machine Learning

Father Asks Final Fantasy XV's Prompto To Give Daughter A Special Holiday Message

Final Fantasy 15’s coolest, hardest dungeon can be finished in six minutes

It takes most players 60 times as long<p><i>Final Fantasy 15</i>’s endgame is full of extra challenges, and none more so than its intense secret dungeon.<p>(If you don’t want to know anything more than that, consider this your first and last <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> <b>spoiler warning</b>.)<p>After using the flying Regalia vehicle …

Is Inheritance Dead? A Detailed Look Into the Decorator Pattern

When object-oriented programming was introduced, inheritance was the main pattern used to extend object functionality. Today, inheritance is often …

JavaScript

The Mathematics of Machine Learning

Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael<p><i>This curated column is by Wale Akinfaderin, PhD Candidate in Physics</i><p>In the last …

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

PHP

2020TECH: This Programmer Was Fired After He Automates His Job For 6 Six Years and Forgets How To Code

This Programmer Was Fired After He Automates His Job For 6 Six Years and Forgets How To Code<p>Yes, you read that right, a developer has met one of …

The Six Commandments of Good Code: Write Code that Stands the Test of Time

How do you define good code? Is it 100% test coverage, or is it backwards compatibility with decade-old hardware? We may not be able to reach an end …

Software Development

Data Science Courses: R & Python Analysis Tutorials

×<p>Learn<p>Pricing<p>Group<p>Learn<p>Courses (105)<br>• Skill Tracks (13)<br>• Career Tracks (7)<br>• Instructors (73)<p>Courses<p>Intro to Python for Data Science<br>• Introduction to R<br>• Intro …

Data Science

Nvidia release Vault 1080 mod for Fallout 4, adds gloomy new area and an hour of gameplay

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube<p>Nvidia’s Lightspeed Studio have been hard at work for the past six months developing a sizable mod for Fallout 4 …

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 myths about learning Japanese【Weird Top Five】

Japanese is a crazy language, but not for the reasons you might expect.<p>Even in this day and age of international awareness, for the average …

Language Learning
Body Language

10 Most Dangerous Linux Commands You Should Never Run

<i>Short Bytes: The internet has long been inhabited by tricksters, no-good-doers, and what are now known colloquially as trolls. We’ve all seen the too</i> …

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.<p>The hiring experience for engineers isn’t what it used to be–and that’s partly by design. Here at Google, we’ve intentionally broadened the number of schools where we actively …

Most Mind Blowing Thing About Uncharted Series

Uncharted Might Be Connected To<p>The Last Of Us<p>While Naughty Dog was busy putting the finishing touches on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, it was also …

naughty

It Took 19 Years To Open This MMO’s Locked Door

Tibia [official site] launched in 1997, but I’m not sure I’d even heard of the MMO before today. And I heard about it because of a door.<p>In the online …

PC Gaming

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Drug Addiction
Project Management

How to Download Download HD Videos from Kissanime

<b>Update: Read this article for Kiss Cartoon Video Download</b> and an Alternative method to download video from KissAnime… The method has been changed, so …

Anime

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

The Brain