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C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits

Despite having shown signs of decline, the C programming language family continues to hold some of the most popular languages. C continues to hold the top spot, followed by Java, then Objective-C, C++, and C#. Out of these top five languages (according to TIOBE Index for this month), C++ is the only one that’s seen a positive change. As TIOBE.com …

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Did You Realize That ColdFusion Is 20 Years Old?

While we’re a few months early, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of ColdFusion. The first version was released on July 2, 1995. The platform, which spawned the CFML programming language, was invented by Jeremy and JJ Allaire. It was originally designed to make connecting HTML pages to databases easier, but went on to become a full platform including an integrated …

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President Obama Challenges Americans To Learn Code

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 lines of code on end, does not sound like an exciting career to most. However, there is one initiative that …

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Gabe Newell Talks Coding In Google Hangout

When you hear the name Gabe Newell, what immediately comes to mind? For most of us, it’s probably Valve, Steam, Half-Life or some combination of the three. Not many would immediately equate Newell to coding as it’s easy to forget that he’s a programmer first and lord of Valve second. That’s why Google recently invited Newell to speak to computer …

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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers

A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the new initiative. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, and Gabe Newell are some of the big names …

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Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration

It’s that time of the year again – Facebook has just opened up registration for its annual Hacker Cup, “an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the title of world champion.” This is the third Hacker Cup that Facebook has hosted. “Hacking is core to how we build …

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Minecraft Coming To Raspberry Pi, Will Be Free

Minecraft is an absurdly popular video game, but it’s becoming much more than that. Teachers are beginning to use it in the classroom to teach basic STEM skills, and Mojang will soon use it to teach basic programming. Mojang announced today that it’s working on Minecraft: Pi Edition for the Raspberry Pi, the $35 Linux computer. The hope is that …

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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 you to build web apps.” It’s a 40-minute video that talks about the programming language and its features. “When we …

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These 2 Google I/O Videos Will Teach You All About The Dart Programming Language

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 luck. The first video is from the session: Dart – A Modern Web Language. Here’s the video’s description: The two …

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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 focus on “early stage disruptive start-ups.” “We’re looking for companies…where we can add both capital and operational experience and sort …

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Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate Updated After User Feedback

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 so they are introducing some changes to the user interface to satisfy the needs of the community. The community feedback …

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Metaio Brings Augmented Reality Development To The Average User

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 the two or three that are required to create an app or software program. There have been some strides lately …

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