programming

  • You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

    You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

    Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud platform would be best for it? You too may suffer from Developaralysis. Be afraid. There… Read More

  • Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming

    Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming

    While everybody in the tech industry seems to be trying to make programming easier to pick up, most of the efforts that have popped up either repackage the concepts found in existing languages or boil down the logic programmers use to the point where you don’t learn skills that are directly applicable to actual software development. Read More

  • Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

    Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

    Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curriculum to get students in kindergarten through high school interested in the underlying concepts behind coding through guided lesson plans. Read More

  • Programmer Craig Muth Kickstarts A New Version Of His (Arguably Amazing) Shell, Xiki

    Programmer Craig Muth Kickstarts A New Version Of His (Arguably Amazing) Shell, Xiki

    Put on your nerd hats, kids, and let’s sit back and bask in the glory of Xiki. Created by Craig Muth, founder of Memorize, Xiki and its shell product, xsh, allows for some amazing autocompletion tricks, as well as interactive command line trickery that would make the average bash ninja salivate. The previous version of the shell is available now but Muth is Kickstarting a new… Read More

  • A Developer Cloned “Flappy Bird” Using Apple’s New Programming Language Swift In A Matter Of Hours

    A Developer Cloned “Flappy Bird” Using Apple’s New Programming Language Swift In A Matter Of Hours

    Less than a day after Apple made its surprising announcement about a whole new programming language for building iOS applications, called Swift, a developer with just four hours of Swift programming experience under his belt created a clone of the virally popular game “Flappy Bird.” However, the game itself didn’t take four hours to code – as has been reported on… Read More

  • These Tween Girls Created An Android App For The Blind

    These Tween Girls Created An Android App For The Blind

    A group of six grade school girls in Los Fresnos, Texas took it upon themselves to solve a problem for blind kids. They built an app for them. The app, Hello Navi, first came from the imagination of a particular girl in the group, Grecia Cano. She says her heart went out to the blind students in her school who had a hard time figuring out how to get around. The girls 6th grade… Read More

  • Phenox Makes A Drone More Of A Companion By Dropping The Controller

    Phenox Makes A Drone More Of A Companion By Dropping The Controller

    Drones are great, but for the most part, they can get old pretty quickly. A new Kickstarter project wants to throw some additional variety into the mix with a programmable, “intelligent” drone that acts as a platform for apps, too. The Tokyo-based project features hardware you’ll likely find familiar – it’s a quad-copter model, but in a smaller package that… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, BASIC

    Happy Birthday, BASIC

    Fifty years ago this month, in 1964, a computer programming language winked to life that changed the course of a generation. While many would point to the rise of Unix and other ubiquitous programming languages in the intervening years as formative points in the history of computing, on May 1, 1964, a computer at Dartmouth College ran the first BASIC program, changing the world forever. Read More

  • One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000

    One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000

    Codementor, a one-on-one learning platform for software developers, has raised $600,000 in seed funding. The Techstars-backed site, which launched to the public last week and currently has more than 600 programming experts, will use the capital to drive product development. Founder Weiting Liu says that the startup will also focus on building its user base. Read More

  • With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

    With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

    Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform have begun to sweep into education, and parents, educators and even Uncle Sam have begun to pressure… Read More

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