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In the future, everyone will be a software engineer and barely any will know how to code

Earlier this year, the App Association calculated that there were 223,000 unfilled coding jobs in the US. Companies have started touting coding as the new literacy, almost a prerequisite to getting in the door. Last month, General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt announced that every new hire at the …

Computer Science

Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream - MIT Technology Review

Matt Krisiloff is in a small, glass-walled conference room off the lobby of Y Combinator’s office in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, …

Income Inequality

“The market is juicy:” Sequoia VC on the flood of capital into health insurance startups

Investors poured $1.2 billion into health insurance startups in 2015 alone, according to CB Insights, despite that most policy experts view it as a highly speculative bet. In the course of my reporting for a larger feature, I asked Sequoia Capital’s health investor, Mike Dixon, to weigh in on the …

Venture Capital

Coding snobs are not helping our children prepare for the future

Earlier this week, Carmen Fariña, the chancellor of America’s largest school system, announced that the ambitious plan to bring computer science education to New York City’s 1.1 million public school students would expand in September to include elementary schools. The goal is to give all the …

Computer Science

American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Computer Science

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Apps

Susan Cain, the world’s leading introvert expert, on how to thrive in an open-office world

If you are an introvert, you may sometimes feel as if the world is conspiring against you. In the workplace, you are correct, according to Susan Cain, author of the best-selling <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i>.<p>A bias toward extroversion informs every aspect of …

Personality

Soon We Won't Program Computers. We'll Train Them Like Dogs

Before the invention of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box. You could analyze a subject's …

Building Products Without Coding

How we mashed together five existing services into an MVP<p>When building products you should measure your progress by the assumptions you’ve managed to …

Product Management

Native apps, JavaScript native and cross-compiled development

This article is part of the “Making sense of the mobile development ecosystem” series, which offers an overview of current mobile development …

Making sense of the mobile development ecosystem - Part 1

If you are a development manager or a CTO, you probably already know that deciding how to proceed with any mobile development project can be a …

Instant Apps on Android are the most fascinating thing Google announced

I'm probably getting ahead of myself by writing that headline — but I can't stop thinking about the deep implications of Google's Instant Apps on Android.<p>The basic idea is simple: when you click on a link, if that link has an associated Instant App at the URL you get a tiny version of that app …

Apps

Citizen Developers: Low Code Is Now Enterprise-Class

The rise of ‘citizen development’ signals the end of shadow IT. That realization is one important takeaway from QuickBase’s second annual Empower customer conference, and its first since Intuit sold the company to an equity firm earlier this year.<p>QuickBase is an up-and-coming player in the …

Software Development

I tried Hopscotch, the surprisingly powerful app that lets you make small games without coding

But for those who want to learn more about coding but are perhaps intimidated by the steep learning curve, there's Hopscotch, an iPhone and iPad app designed to help people create simple games by giving them a playground with objects to play around with, instead of a blank screen and blinking …

iPad Apps

Welcome to the post-app world?

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

Apps

Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (品玩)Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI.” It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the …

Apps

Change And Its Detection In JavaScript Frameworks

In 2015 there is no shortage of options when it comes to JavaScript frameworks. Between Angular, Ember, React, Backbone, and their numerous …

What can we learn from how jQuery symbiotically pushed the Web Platform forward?

When Ajax happened we had popular frameworks in Prototype, Dojo, and MooTools, but it was jQuery that took over and went to the next level in …

Please, Please Don’t Use “CSS in JS”

CSS in JS is one member of a family of front end methodologies recently invented by a small group of developers at Facebook. It is in the same …

What To Expect From JavaScript In 2016 – Frameworks

<i>This is the first part of a 3 part series on what to expect from JavaScript in 2016 taken from an upcoming white paper of the same name. Today’s post</i> …

JavaScript

Apple iPads need a mouse to be better productivity devices

A lot of people are saying that iPads are the next work computers.<p>With slumping iPad sales, Apple revamped iOS 9 to be more productivity-minded in an effort to get people to buy iPads instead of personal computers.<p>Features like Split View let you split the iPad Air 2's screen with two different …

Apps

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Google search overhaul could spark 'Mobilegeddon'

An update to Google's search algorithm, due to come into effect tomorrow, could cause massive disruption to page rankings<p>Google is rolling out an update to its search algorithm tomorrow that will penalise websites that have not been optimised for viewing on mobile devices such as smartphones or …

SEO

JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

NativeScript, a Telerik technology for building multiplatform native mobile apps from a single code base, is set to go to a 1.0 release in late …

JavaScript

Microsoft and Google Are Collaborating On Angular 2

If you had told me Microsoft and Google would collaborate on a major JavaScript framework a year ago, I wouldn’t have believed you, but today the company announced the unlikely pairing.<p>At ng-conf in Salt Lake City, the Angular team announced that it’s been working closely with Microsoft’s …

Is AngularJS ready for the enterprise?

AngularJS is the hottest word in Web application development today. But that's no guarantee it will remain relevant tomorrow.<p>To be sure, AngularJS …

A JS Framework on Every Table

Most programming languages support a small number of popular, stable application frameworks. Objective-C and Swift apps use Apple’s excellent Cocoa …

iOS and Android Combine for 96.3% Smartphone Market Share in Fourth Quarter

The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that the smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between iOS and Android, which accounted for 19.7% and 76.6% market share in the fourth quarter respectively. The mobile operating systems combined to dominate Windows Phone, …