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11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Coding camp movement shows spike in graduates and schools in 2015, new survey says

Course Report's latest assessment of the coding camp market shows strong and steady growth in the age of the infamous tech skills gap.<p>A new survey …

Organizing complexity is the most important skill in software development

C Callbacks in Swift

A few years ago I wrote about how to access the elements of a CGPath or UIBezierPath. To do that, you call the CGPathApply function and pass in a …

Ask HN: What are some of the best written programming books?

I recently read Russ Olsen's Eloquent Ruby and I loved it.<p>It is incredibly readable; the code and the stories mixing amazingly with real world …

9 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills - I am programmer

<b>Solving programming puzzles</b> is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new …

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Here's the real reason Apple caved in on fees for its new music service

If you follow the music industry at all, then you know that the biggest story so far this week is how Apple suddenly reversed the strategy it had …

Yota Phone Review: The Android Smartphone From Russia With Two Screens

Last year at CES, Russian manufacturer Yota demonstrated a prototype smartphone with two 4.3 inch displays, an LCD screen on one side and an e-Ink screen on the reverse. Now in production and available to buy in a number of European territories, how does a dual-core dual-screened Android device …

Zynga is Testing Bitcoin Payments for Its Games

Zynga has revealed that it is testing a partnership with Bitpay to accept Bitcoins for in-game purchases on some of its Web-based games.<p>I guess it’s only natural for you to use your virtual currency to purchase virtual goods. The Zynga crowd doesn’t really strike me as the type to amass Bitcoins, …

Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has," noted the Bitspin team in their announcement …

Purported Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 10.1, Tab Pro 8.4 and Tab 3 Lite models receive Bluetooth certification

Samsung will soon flood the market with new tablet models, according to recent reports and leaks, introducing for the first time ever devices that will get a “Pro” moniker, as well as larger tablets with screen sizes measuring 12.2-inches.<p>We have already heard that the company is getting ready to …

Acer's new Liquid Z5 smartphone is more expensive than it should be (hands-on)

Acer didn't just bring a couple of new tablets to Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after the top-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" proposition, as the raw numbers show. We're looking at a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1.3GHz dual-core …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Google Puts Rap Genius Back Atop Searches, Favoring Smart Results Over Holding A Grudge

Google apparently cares more about giving the best search results than punishing spammers, as it’s returning lyrics site Rap Genius to its high rankings for searches after it was exiled for SEO spam 10 days ago. What looked like a death sentence for Rap Genius’ traffic has turned into a slap on the …