Programming is all about working smart and finding effective ways to build useful software. Whether you’re creating software programs, web apps or mobile apps the principles of programming remain the same.When first learning to code it’s important to understand good habits and bad habits. Knowing mistakes coders make, and how to avoid them, can help you build a better foundation in your programming. Here are 10 very common mistakes to avoid.1. Repetitive CodeDon’t Repeat Yourself is one of the basic principles of programming 10 Basic Programming Principles Every Programmer Must Follow 10 Basic Programming Principles Every Programmer Must Follow Always write code that can be maintained by anyone who may end up working on your software. To that end, here are several programming principles to help you clean up your act. Read More that you will come across as you learn. This is often shortened to DRY, and code that is written using this principle is called DRY … [Read more...] about 10 Most Common Programming and Coding Mistakes
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Congress today overwhelmingly passed the 2016 spending bill. The House of Representatives this morning voted 316 to 113, with a majority of Republicans and nearly all Democrats favoring the $1.1 trillion package for all federal agencies. The Senate concurred a few hours later with a vote of 65 to 33. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law later today. Early on 16 December, congressional leaders released the text of an omnibus spending bill that will fund all federal agencies for the rest of the 2016 fiscal year. We’ve taken a look at how individual agencies fared under the bill (see bullets below). Science has also compiled a table showing the budgets of key research agencies and programs. 2016 spending bill gives NIH $2 billion raise, largest in 12 years At long last, Congress to make R&D tax credit permanent White-nose bat study funded FDA gets 5% bump and ban on gene editing NASA science budget rises 6.6% NOAA research rises 4% in new budget … [Read more...] about Updated: Budget agreement boosts U.S. science
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The Palace of Versailles is an opulent complex and former royal residence outside of Paris. It has held sway in the public imagination for years because of its architectural grandeur and political history. "To the public imagination, Versailles is the epitome of opulence," said Louise Boisen Schmidt, a Denmark-based writer at This Is Versailles. "It represents an age in French history of both France's rise as a fashion and power center as well as the dramatic — and bloody — decline of the monarchy."Located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Paris, the palace is beside the settlement of Versailles. The town was little more than a hamlet before becoming the seat of royal power. By the time of the French Revolution, it had a population of more than 60,000 people, making it one of the largest urban centers in France. From hunting lodge to palaceFrance's kings were first attracted to Versailles because of the area's prolific game. Louis XIII, who lived … [Read more...] about Palace of Versailles: Facts & History