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Should you Start Learning Python in 2018 (Guide) - Data Blogger

Starting to learn programming most of the times is overwhelming because of the number of programming languages available to learn. This causes most …

Here’s what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft’s acquisition

Now that the dust has settled on the big news of Microsoft’s plans to acquire GitHub, developers have had a chance to react. Some are shocked, others are welcoming the move, and most seem to be waiting to see what will happen once the deal closes later this year. While Microsoft has attempted to …

Software Development

You’re twice as likely to found a successful startup when you’re 40 than when you’re 25

Silicon Valley’s tech workers can go to great lengths to appear youthful—from having plastic surgery and hair transplants, to lurking in the parking lots of hip tech companies to see how the young and promising dress, as chronicled a few years ago by the New Republic.<p>While this may seem extreme, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Absolutely Must To Do Before You Design Your Logo

I recently gave a presentation on branding and marketing as part of Career Day at my son’s school. Having to tailor my presentation to make sense for kids ages 5 to 12, I decided to open with a game of identifying logos. I held up a card with a logo printed on it, and the kids were told to shout …

Graphic Design

Async programming basics every JS developer should know in 2018 - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

This article is aimed at people starting out with asynchronous coding in javascript so we would keep things simple by avoiding big words, arrow …

Avengers: Infinity War Review: A Fine Salute to Those About to Die

The original Avengers go bigger before some of them go home.<p>At long last, the Avengers seem to be getting somewhere. Since they first teamed up six years ago, I’ve yearned for their bright, rollicking exploits to take on some summative shape or ultimate purpose, something that really binds together …

Python and Jupyter Notebooks

Recently I have began to use Jupyter notebooks with Python but have struggled with the constant need to download dependencies or have something not …

Tim Cook says Facebook should have regulated itself, but it’s too late for that now

“I think we’re beyond that here.”<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has doubled down on his call for regulation that would limit Facebook and others companies’ ability to use customer data.<p>Speaking to <b>Recode’s</b> Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Cook said he’d prefer that Facebook and others would have curbed …

Everyone Is Asking the Wrong Questions About Dropbox. Here's What They Should Be Asking Instead

Taking a startup from zero to exit can be a long, unforgiving grind. Here is how you can help your team stay motivated and consistently perform at a high level.<p>Last week Dropbox held its Initial Public Offering (IPO) with great anticipation from the technology and financial industries. While most …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Python 3

In this article you’ll pick up the following basic concepts of OOP in Python:<p>Python Classes<br>• Object Instances<br>• Defining and Working with Methods<br>• OOP …

Python in Visual Studio Code – Jan 2018 Release

In previous versions this would fail because it would run the file using the global python interpreter instead of the virtual environment’s …

Bill Gates has a new favorite book — and he says everyone should read it

Billionaire philanthropist and avid reader Bill Gates has announced, after more than a decade, that he's got a new favorite book.<p>The book is "Enlightenment Now" by cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, and true to the typical bibliophile's ways, Gates thinks everyone should read it.<p>Pinker is held in …

Bill Gates

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills

If you work for such a manager, it may be time to move on.<p>Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, …

Employment

Millennials Are Saving Early for Retirement, Thanks to the Great Recession

Millennials are prioritizing saving for retirement and increasing the amount of money they contribute from their paychecks.<p>A recent Bankrate survey …

Retirement

Using Docker Compose for Python Development

Docker is an amazing tool for developers. It allows us to build and replicate images on any host, removing the inconsistencies of dev environments …

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Houseplants

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Here's a view of the moon you'll never see.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American …

Flat Earth Society

Hackers Have Already Started to Weaponize Artificial Intelligence

Last year, two data scientists from security firm ZeroFOX conducted an experiment to see who was better at getting Twitter users to click on …

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

14 Sunday Dinner Recipes to Make Grandma Proud

Sitting down to enjoy dinner as a family on a regular basis can be tough today. Between work, extracurricular activities, and shuttling the kids around, our main concern with dinner is that it’s fast and at least <i>somewhat</i> nutritious. There are countless recipes out there that cater to a busy …

Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

If you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it's worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn't designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? …

Ergonomics

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

Quantum Mechanics

5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Last year was huge for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. But 2017 may well deliver even more. Here are five key things to …

Master the JavaScript Interview: What is Functional Programming?

“Master the JavaScript Interview” is a series of posts designed to prepare candidates for common questions they are likely to encounter when applying …

JavaScript

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Standardized Testing

Want efficient automation? Get over the over-checking! | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from LogiGear. LogiGear is a partner of Zephyr, who provides leading-edge software testing</i> …

Infrastructure Testing: From Ad Hoc to Standardized Test Automation | Zephyr

Organizations consistently invest domestically and internationally in IT infrastructures to advance business growth. As businesses strive to meet …

The future of continuous testing | Zephyr

Especially within agile development, continuous testing has recently become a mainstay for software companies. Although the future of the testing …

Using best practices within the scope of automation | Zephyr

Introduced over the last decade and a half, automated testing has gone through many changes. The enterprise test management industry has introduced …