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New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Computer Science recently unveiled Futhark, an open source functional programming …

Programming

How To Learn a New Programming Language While Maintaining Your Day Job

I don't typically write "lifehack" posts, but this question has come up <i>repeatedly</i> over the last few weeks:How did you find time to learn Elixir? Must …

Labor Economics

Bare metal Erlang “Hello World” !

Recently I have been messing around with LING VM which is an Erlang VM that runs directly on Xen ! Yes you read it right, LING allows you to run …

Microsoft releases free computer science curriculum for new developers | On MSFT

It may be surprising to some, but many people are only interested in computers as a consumption device rather than a tool; for example preferring to …

9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …

Employment

Designing a Programming Language: I

Designing a language and building an interpreter from beginning to end.<p>Part 1: The Premise<p>Programming languages come in a variety of different …

Mathematics

Understanding the Difference between NoSQL and SQL

<b>Hadoop is not a type of database, but rather a software ecosystem that allows for massively parallel computing. It is an enabler of certain types</b> …

Machine Learning for Developers by Mike de Waard

Most developers these days have heard of machine learning, but when trying to find an 'easy' way into this technique, most people find themselves …

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

Are You Really Happy? These Are 5 Traits of a Happy Person

Happiness is a universal want. If you ask people what their goal in life is, the most prominent answer would be happiness. They may not use that exact word. Instead they could say to be rich, land their dream job, or start a family. That's what they link to the feeling of happiness. At the end of …

Happiness

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

AmEx Debuts Its Most Mobile-Integrated, Rewards-Focused Credit Card

AmEx has offered a number of different cards to consumers: The Blue Card appeals to those who like cash back options and the Platinum card is specialized for consumers who travel. There’s even a Black Card for high-net-worth individuals. Today, the company is debuting a brand-new rewards-focused …

California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. They must weigh the costs of paying for irrigation against the chance that their fields will never get enough water this season.<p>A striking …

Plant-Based Food Startup Hampton Creek Foods Raises $23M Round Led By Horizons Ventures

It looks like investors think there’s a big opportunity in Hampton Creek Foods‘ mission of creating tasty, affordable alternatives to animal-based foods — the company is announcing that it has raised $23 million in Series B funding.<p>The round was led by Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing’s …

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

Parenting

Colorful drawing app hides a secret: a hidden tethering mode (Update: removed from App Store)

<i>Update: Surprise! The app has been removed from the App Store.</i><p>Yet another iOS app developer has managed to sneak an app to unlock iPhone Internet Tethering into the App Store.<p>This time, the app is not a flashlight, but a colorful drawing app called “Little Artist Canvas“.<p>The tethering setup process …

Latest Update To Intelligent E-Reading App Marvin Puts You In Command

• Standard in-book menus use icons.<br>• Removed experimental iOS dictionary support.<br>• Added Wiktionary online dictionaries for en, de, es, fr, hi, it, ja, kr, …

How You Get Hacked at Starbucks

For those who frequently use the free public Wi-Fi in coffee shops such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, you're likely already aware of how easy it …

Lawmakers ask why Beyoncé and Jay-Z went to Cuba

<b>(CNN)</b> – Two Republican lawmakers are asking a government agency to look into a recent trip to Cuba by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, suggesting the superstar couple violated restrictions on travel to the communist island.<p>“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described …

Korean roulette

EVEN by its own aggressive standards, North Korea’s actions over the past couple of weeks have been extraordinary. Kim Jong Un, the country’s young …

North Korea