App Development

By Yesi Orihuela | Web App, Front-End Development, Javascript, Angular, React

Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley

You'll find millions of apps in the Google Play store, many of them written using the powerful, stable, workhorse programming language Java. If it …

Programming

It's Time to Make Code More Tinker-Friendly

Back in ye olde days of the information superhighway, curious newbies had an easy way to see how websites worked: View Source.<p>If they clicked that …

Programming

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

Programming

Processing a large dataset in less than 100 lines of Node.js with async.queue

<i>Sara</i> <i>is a Developer Advocate on Google’s Cloud Platform team, focusing on big data and machine learning. She helps developers build awesome apps</i> …

JavaScript

A Search Engine for Programming Language Syntax Is a Pretty Good Idea

Coding very often means Googling.<p>The current search engine for programming language syntax is Google. Knowing how to search for information is a key skill in knowing how to program at all. You can know all of the algorithms and a half-dozen programming languages inside-out, but you will nonetheless …

Programming

How To Become A Developer (Even If You Can't Code)

Building software<p>Many people want to become developers, but just don’t have the time or desire to learn to code.<p>But guess what? Thanks to advances in no-code technologies, workers with zero programming skills can take on roles as software developers. The new term coined for these folks: citizen …

Programming

Apple brings Live Photos to the web with new JavaScript API

Following up on Tumblr’s own implementation of Live Photos for the web, Apple has released an official Live Photos JavaScript API. Developers will now be able to use the API to share Live Photos playback on iOS, macOS, and now the web.<p>From Apple’s introduction:<p>This new JavaScript-based API makes it …

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Here are a few reasons why React has become so popular so quickly:<p>Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to …

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results

49,577 total respondents<p>The vast majority of developers have jobs. 91% of developers in the workforce are “gainfully employed” (employed full-time, …

Building User Interfaces with Pure Functions and Function Composition in React

If you’re reading this you’re probably familiar with the idea of functions. When to use and when to not use a function probably comes pretty natural …

Stanford University Launches Free Course on Developing Apps with iOS 10

Whenever Apple releases a new version of iOS, Stanford University eventually releases a course telling you how to develop apps in that environment. …

5 of The High-Paying Programming Languages You Can Learn

In 2014, online news site Quartz made a ranking of salary value in programming languages, from highest to lowest based on job postings. The average …

Microsoft names LinkedIn SVP Kevin Scott as CTO

Microsoft announced this morning that it has tapped Kevin Scott as its new Chief Technology Officer. The c-level promotion is an expansion of Scott’s current role as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, a move designed to “drive strategic, cross-company initiatives” between the …

Master the JavaScript Interview: What is a Promise?

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

Tesla hires Apple’s creator of Swift as new VP of Autopilot Software

Tesla has a new vice president heading up Autopilot efforts — Chris Lattner, whose departure from Apple was reported only earlier today. Lattner worked at Apple for 11 years, where his chief contribution was creating Swift, Apple’s most recent programming language, which is relatively easy for …

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. The vast majority of the transaction is in cash ($360 million), with the remainder being paid out in restricted shares and options. The acquisition is expected to close before March 31, 2017.<p>This …

React’s Five Fingers of Death. Master these five concepts, then master React.

A few years ago, my friend Sean started telling me how this brand new front-end library called React was going to take over the web. At first I …

What You Should Know About CSS Variables

The time has finally come, CSS is about to become dynamic with the introduction of CSS variables. While the new technology is experimental, it’s very …

Git Merge 2017: the full agenda is now live

The complete agenda for Git Merge 2017 is now live. Check it out.<p>Learn how companies like Facebook, Microsoft, GitHub, Autodesk, Yubico, MIT, …

New theme chooser for GitHub Pages · GitHub

You can now build a GitHub Pages website with a Jekyll theme in just a few clicks.<p>Create a new GitHub repository or go to an existing one.<br>• Open the …

GitHub Is Building a Coder’s Paradise. It’s Not Coming Cheap - Bloomberg

Though the name GitHub is practically unknown outside technology circles, coders around the world have embraced the software. The startup operates a …

25 Best JavaScript Libraries For 2017

JavaScript libraries are an incredibly useful tool for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful functionality …

Web Development

Death to JIRA

I have long held that Atlassian’s ubiquitous JIRA bug-tracker / feature-planner serves a valuable purpose in the software biz: it gives project teams a common enemy to bond together against. Alas, it’s not worth it. JIRA’s design is fundamentally antithetical to good software development, if it is …

Disrupt Hackathon app Notim.press/ed algorithmically detects fake news

Fake news is a moving target. Greedy publishers constantly start new websites of deceit, preventing manual blacklists from keeping up. That’s why one TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon team took an algorithmic approach to detecting fake news.<p>Notim.press/ed (a clever URL that reads “Not Impressed”) …

The future of front-end development is design

Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has worked in and around software development for an entire career, I get this type of question often. My immediate response was a resounding yes, and I …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

Telegram's blogging platform Telegraph is super simple and anonymous

With platforms such as Wordpress or Tumblr, starting a blog has never been easier, but in most cases, you still have to go through a simple registration process before you can start publishing.<p>Now, messaging platform Telegram has made it even simpler with Telegraph, the blogging platform that …

App abandoment is on the rise as consumers stick to the apps they know

It’s getting harder to get people to try new mobile applications, according to a new state of the industry report out now from Adobe, as consumers are sticking to what they know when it comes to the apps on their smartphones. App abandonment is also climbing, and app installs are only up 6 percent …

Using Font Awesome Icons with your Website

The use of icons in web design is a proven method to modernize a website and help direct user flow. Adding icons to your site’s content helps a user …