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President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code

President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code

By Chad Sweely December 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ever since the dawn of computing, computer programming has always been a subject that has been heavily influenced by math and science. Just the thought of programming, where a person sits in front of a computer staring at lines and …

Google Uploads A New Dart Video Google Uploads A New Dart Video

Google, the company whose code of conduct begins with the words “Don’t be evil,” has uploaded a new video to its developer channel talking about its programming language Dart, which Google calls its “evil plot to make it easier for …

Learn All About Dart From These Two Google I/O Vids Learn All About Dart From These Two Google I/O Vids

Google has been uploading tons of videos of sessions from Google I/O, and these two deal specifically with the Dart programming language, so if you’re looking to learn more about it, and were unable to attend the event, you’re in …

The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers

Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would …

Visual Studio 11 RC Updated With User Feedback Visual Studio 11 RC Updated With User Feedback
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We reported back in February that Microsoft launched the Visual Studio 11 beta for developers to try ou and give their thoughts before the actual product launch. Microsoft says that there has been “significant” community response to the beta and …

Anybody Can Make AR Applications Now Anybody Can Make AR Applications Now

A big theme in the development scene these days is how we can make creation via code easier and more fluid for the average user. Not everybody has the time, patience or education to learn a programming language, let alone …

Over 1,000 Students In Google Summer Of Code 2012 Over 1,000 Students In Google Summer Of Code 2012

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code …

NASA Recruits App Developers for PDS Challenge NASA Recruits App Developers for PDS Challenge

Even if you do happen to be NASA, sorting through 100 terabytes of data and images amassed over the past thirty years of planetary exploration is still a daunting task. NASA, however, had decided to make the best of the …

Learn How To Program Google's Driverless Cars Learn How To Program Google's Driverless Cars
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Sebastian Thrun is a Google Fellow and VP, a Stanford Professor, and the co-founder fo Udacity.com. He’s also on the Project Glass team, which last week, unveiled the much talked about Google glasses. He was one of the names that …

Teachers Need Training In Computer Science Teachers Need Training In Computer Science

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s …

Compete In The 2012 Google Code Jam Compete In The 2012 Google Code Jam

Code Jams are kind of like the Olympics for developers and programmers. It’s a grueling days long competition to see who can solve the most challenging algorithms that the organizer of the event can throw at them. If that sounds …

A New Blog For Developers By Developers A New Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

Computer Programs That Think Like Humans Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the …

Google Announces DartBox 2D

Google announced the release of DartBox 2D, a Dart port for Box2D, the 2D physics engine for games. Dart, for the uninitiated, is a web programming language Google developed, and revealed last year at the GOTO conference. “At Google we’ve …

What Sites Are Made Of What Sites Are Made Of
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An interesting infographic has come out looking at what websites are made up of. More specifically, the most popular markup languages, servers and hosting on the web. Broadband Choices put out the following infographic. Sources for the data are listed …

George Hotz, Facebook’s New Hacker George Hotz, Facebook’s New Hacker

George Hotz, famed iPhone hacker and target of Sony’s lawsuit machine, has apparently gotten a new job working for Facebook. The news first started as rumor reported on by TechUnwrapped but eventually was confirmed by Facebook to multiple sources. Facebook …

Google Programming Language on the “Go”
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Update: Philipp Lenssen notes that someone has already developed a language called Go! (with an exclamation point). There is a book on it here. The author wants Google to change the name. This could get confusing for developers looking to use Go, although, it could also help sales of the Go! book. It wouldn’t make for very happy customers, however.