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

How Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout

Relative Lengths<p>A relative length takes sizing relative to some other thing, and therefore the final size of something defined using a relative …

Web Development

Which Javascript Framework Should You Learn For 2018?

The year 2017 saw a rise of many javascript frameworks many of which disappeared in just a small frame of time. Many projects are in a state of limbo …

JavaScript

Google just launched Datally, an app to save your data

Google wants to help you conserve your data.<p>The company has launched Datally, a free app to help you understand and curb your data usage. The app is …

Amazon is getting ready to bring Alexa to work

(Amazon officially announced it on Thursday morning.)<p>Alexa will soon be going to work.<p>While Amazon has been busy announcing new cloud services for …

Amazon

Alexa developers can now use notifications, soon personalize apps based on users’ voices

Amazon says it will allow Alexa skill developers to alert customers using notifications starting today, and soon, it will allow them to recognize users’ individual voices as part of their skill-building process. These changes, along with other developer enhancements, are being announced this …

Learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Ancient Greek

On the threshold of the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), the world’s epicenter for complexity science, a plaque in Greek characters shares Plato’s admonishment: “Let no man ignorant of geometry enter here.” While it’s far more impressive in Ancient Greek, few visitors to SFI can read it. Eventually the …

Kellogg School

Microsoft launches Visual Studio Live Share, aimed at pair programming

Ask any software developer about their thoughts on pair programming and you're likely to get a wide range of answers. The idea is having two people …

GitHub’s Atom now lets developers collaborate on code simultaneously

GitHub announced a new feature for its Atom text editor today that’s designed to make it easier for programmers to work with one another on shared code. Called Teletype, it’s designed to let users get the experience of in-person collaboration without requiring developers to huddle around the same …

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and admits he helped build a monster

• <b>Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability."</b>• <b><br>"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he said.</b>• <b><br>His comments are part of a wave of tech figures expressing disillusionment and concern about</b> …

Here’s what product management will look like in 2028

Product management will drastically evolve over the next 10 years. So much will be different that we’ll look back on this as a primitive, nearly …

Product Management

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Cartoons

Guaranteed Code - MIT Technology Review

Adam Chlipala, an associate professor of computer science at MIT, thinks there’s a better way to write computer programs.<p>Most programs just list …

New code offers a 100-fold speed increase

Avoiding Zero Entries<p>We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of …

Deep Learning

Are Product Managers the New Software Engineers?

Software engineers have long been the vaunted kings of Silicon Valley, but a new power nexus is rapidly emerging: Product management. Now the highest …

Product Management

Microsoft's Nadella Wants to Help Coders Take a Quantum Leap

Forty-two years ago this summer a two-person company called Micro-Soft shipped its first product. It was a version of the programming language BASIC …

Quantum Mechanics

Atlassian launches Stride, its Slack competitor

Atlassian, the company behind popular tools like Jira, Trello and Bitbucket, has also long offered a team communications service in the form of HipChat. Over the last few years, Slack has had an outsize influence on this space, though, and the Atlassian team decided to go back to the drawing board …

Collaboration

Which is the fastest growing programming language? Hint, it's not JavaScript

One language will significantly outstrip others in terms of active developers, according to a prediction by programming Q&A hub Stack Overflow.<p>Python …

Programming

I took a summer intensive CODING course

Hi Everyone, hope you are having a great summer time! <br>My latest Medium articles were focused on my Unity 3D experimentation. Even tho, I haven’t took …

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>If you've found yourself in a career rut, the …

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 …

Android Development

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 …

Girl Scouts

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 …

Startups

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 …

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

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 …

Software

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 …

JavaScript

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 …

JavaScript

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 …