HackerRank has published its 2018 Developer Skills Report. The paper looks at a number things essential to understanding the developer landscape, and explores things like the perks coders demand from their workplaces, the technologies they prefer to use, and how they entered the software development industry in the first place. While perusing the paper, something struck me as … [Read more...] about Report: 80’s kids started programming at an earlier age than today’s millennials
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Seattle may be the capital of coffee, but out in the suburbs Microsoft Corp. may find itself cut off from the java. Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday asked a court to bar the Redmond, Wash., giant from using the Java Compatible Logo on its Internet Explorer 4.0 browser. Sun cited two independent reports showing Explorer failed the Java compatibility tests as reason for the request. … [Read more...] about Sun tries to stop Microsoft from using Java logo
I had a discussion shortly before the end of the year with one of our exchange students regarding a programming class I wanted to teach. My goal was simply to introduce programming concepts and algorithmic thinking. Heck, I'd be happy if the kids could walk out of the class writing passable pseudocode. My first introduction to programming (aside from SAS for statistical … [Read more...] about What programming language should we teach?
What do you do when your 8 and 5 year olds want to build Web sites and you have little knowledge to impart beyond some basic HTML? If you're me you instantly query the techies you know. I pinged our ZDNet blog list as well as the Enterprise Irregular group to figure out how to introduce kids to programming. Here's a look at some of the programming resources for children that … [Read more...] about Programming resources for kids 101
I've fielded another slew of relevant comments and emails on last week's post on multilingual development, both for and against my stated points. Delving into these waters always makes for brisk responses, and there is vehemence on both sides.I'm not entirely sure why this is, but it's probably the same basic human impulse that is behind the Chevy truck with a picture of a kid … [Read more...] about Don’t want to mix programming languages? You already do!
1 The Internet has brought us many joys. It's rewritten the rules of business and pleasure.And pain. For it allows what may have seemed like bright ideas at the time ("Let's use it to make sure our customers have the latest software," for example) to turn into a stinking pit of misery — usually, but by no means always, after marketing gets its fangs in.Here are just 10 … [Read more...] about The 10 most annoying programs on the Internet
I usually read 5 - 20 resumes each week. Both my boss and I are extremely busy, so it's important that a programmer's resume grab our attention quickly by providing the right mix of necessary information with something that makes that person stand out from the pack.I've been involved with our hiring process for more than six months, so I feel fairly confident that I can distill … [Read more...] about Write a resume that will land you a programming job
A TechRepublic member recently sent me the following email: I'm planning to offer an Introduction to Programming course as part of my IT curriculum at the high school where I teach. I don't know much about programming so where do you recommend I start? What kind of language should I introduce my students to? Java?Here is the slightly edited version of my reply: … [Read more...] about How to introduce high school students to programming
Rubinius 1.1 releasedRubinius, an alternative Ruby interpreter/VM, released version 1.1. I spoke with Engine Yard's Evan Phoenix, lead developer on Rubinius, to find out what's in the new version. The new version is API compatible with Ruby 1.8.7, but its performance is comparable to Ruby 1.9. The new version has much needed debugging facilities. The performance is … [Read more...] about Programming news: Rubinius 1.1, Eclipse Helios SR1, critical ASP.NET patch
Samsung filed a trademark application for a logo that describes a ‘B’ alphabet. A recent report surfaced claiming that the logo that Samsung has trademarked is the official logo of Bixby, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus’ virtual AI assistance and voice control software. The digital copy of the trademark also bears some information which confirms the earlier … [Read more...] about Samsung Files Trademark For Bixby’s Logo