Tom Valdez

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7 JavaScript Frameworks/Libraries to Look Out For

JavaScript, the most commonly used language around the globe, continues to rise in popularity, making it essential for JavaScript developers to stay …

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

Advanced web scraping in Python

Recently, I just created and open-sourced an unofficial Medium API, called PyMedium, which provides developers an easy way to access</b> …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist thieves or state-sponsored spies.<p>1. Keep up to date – and don’t open up holes yourself<p>When it comes to protecting yourself against …

Information Systems

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Finally, Real-Time Django Is Here: Get Started with Django Channels

<i>Today, we're thrilled to host Jacob Kaplan-Moss. Jacob's a former Herokai and long-time core contributor to Django, and he's here to share an</i> …

Python Programming

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises

What Is Programming? Why Python?<p>episode 130 min.<p>Hello, World! Following tradition, write a program that produces this greeting as your first exercise …

GeekWire Deals: Become an in-demand Python developer with this incredibly affordable programming bootcamp

This is the year you learn Python. Why not start with courses trusted by thousands to launch their education? Build apps, dive into machine learning, …

Review: Dreampad, the Bluetooth pillow speaker with impressive tech but limited application

Just when you thought there wasn’t much left that hasn’t already been gadgetized, along comes the Bluetooth pillow …<p>Dreampad is a modern take on a very old idea: a speaker designed to be heard through a pillow, so you can listen without disturbing your partner. But it’s not just a Bluetooth speaker …

Columbia University

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content. Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services. And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades …

Blockchain

Hack This: Scrape a Website with Beautiful Soup

There's a whole universe of data waiting on the other side of the HTML looking glass.<p>To the internet, a webpage is just a soup of text, symbols, and whitespace. Actual content, the stuff we're interested in as webpage consumers—such as this blog post—is a part of this soup just as much as HTML tags …

This $300 Device Lets You Steal A Mac Encryption Password in 30 Seconds

If you’re worried about someone messing with your Mac when it’s unattended, patch!<p>If you're paranoid, and you know what hackers can do when they can get their hands on your computer even for just a few moments, you probably already know that you shouldn't leave your laptop unattended.<p>Now, if you're …

Hack This: An Overdue Python Primer

A very short introduction.<p>In writing the most recent Hack This ("Scrape the Web with Beautiful Soup") I again found myself trapped between the competing causes of blog-brevity and making sure everything is totally clear for non-programmers. It's a tough spot! Recapping every little Python (the …

Python Programming

Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet

After weeks of turf war, two cybercriminals seem to have found a new way to take control and expand the the infamous Mirai botnet.<p>The massive cyberattacks that in the last few weeks have crippled several popular services like Twitter and Spotify, the website of a noted security journalist, and many …

Hack This: Automate Your Operating System with Launchd

A simple OSX utility is ready-made to free us from repetitive computing tasks.<p>Welcome back to Hack This. It's been a few weeks. For that I am sorry. To be honest, I hit the end of my list. Which is good because, hey, now you can consume a bunch more Hack This entries, and bad because coming up with …

Hack This: Where To Write Code

From bare-bones text editors to IDE monsters, the tools for building new tools.<p>The code itself, the symbols and strings that eventually dictate the behavior of a machine, is one thing, but properly preparing it and executing it requires a dedicated venue. Your operating system's standard text …

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.<p>Over the past six years, the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically, to the point where it is now even cheaper than wind power in emerging markets like China and India. This may be largely due to rising investments in solar …