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How good are you at programming?

A CEFR-like approach to measure programming proficiency<p>Author:<p>Date:<p>July 2014<p>The table<p>The online test<p>A web application is available to assess your own …

The Best Font for Programming: M+

The best monospace font for programmers is M+.<p>I met M+ in a chance encounter, trying out the ill-fated kod editor. It’s an unusual font, but it …

Out in the Open: The Little-Known Open Source OS That Rules the Internet of Things

You can connect almost anything to a computer network. Light bulbs. Thermostats. Coffee makers. Even badgers. Yes, <i>badgers</i>.<p>Badgers spend a lot of time …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

Wireless Attacks with Python: Part One - The "Dnspwn Attack" · Jordan Wright

Introduction<p>A while back, I published a post on the Raidersec blog demonstrating how to perform a deauthentication attack using Python and Scapy. I …

Indescribable numbers: The theorem that made me fall in love with math

Let me open this blog post by quoting a Zen koan from Mumonkan, along with the comments and poem that Zen master Mumon added to it:<p>Koan:<p>A monk asked …

Game Programming Patterns

Hey, Game Developer!<p>Do you struggle to make your code hang together into a cohesive whole?<br>• Find it harder to make changes as your codebase grows?<br>• Feel …

Game Programming

Real-time SWAT commanding sim Door Kickers gets a new alpha

Three-person Romanian indie studio KillHouse Games has released a second alpha of its real-time tactics sim Door Kickers.<p>Portrayed from a top-down …

Investigation: A Video Game Studio From Hell

Seven-day work weeks. Sexist decisions. An office environment so toxic, employees are terrified to speak up for fear of losing their jobs.<p>That's the …

Employment

WWDC 2013 Roundup: iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks, ‘Genius-like’ Radio app (plus new tidbits)

By this time in 2012, Apple had taken the stage and dominated the news cycle multiple times to announce products like a new iPad, Apple TV, new Mac operating system, and various other software for both iOS and OS X. However, the first half of 2013 has been low on Apple product introductions as the …

The Last of Us: The Kotaku Review

On the street where you live, there's a house built out of zombie clichés. The porch looks like an abandoned quarantine zone, and the walls are …

Gaming Industry

DIY Smart Television with RaspberryPi and Node.js

<b>Hardware Components:</b><p>The RaspberryPi (Tested on Raspberry Pi model I-B, I-B+ and II-B)<br>• A USB WiFi dongle or Ethernet cable (Tested on Edimax WiFi …