12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past year, I’ve been learning to code. It’s helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — […]

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8 Businesses for Entrepreneurs Seeking Success Working From Home

Freelancers are becoming a very important part of the global workforce. The figure climbs daily, as more and more people are opting for telecommuting instead of traditional jobs. Since the recession, people have chosen to indulge in freelance work because the security associated with regular jobs has become almost nonexistent. And nobody wants to put all their […]

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The Best Language for Non-Tech Founders to Code Their Own Web App

As a startup, it can be challenging to decide which programming language to use. Considering the plethora of options, it is important that you consider the future scalability and integration of the language you use. You’ll also want to conduct some market research. The goal is to focus on a language that will allow for […]

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Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie Shirley   Children as young as two should be introduced to the basics of coding, according to one of Britain’s most eminent computing pioneers. Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose company was one of the first to sell software in the 1960s, said […]

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Wireless in Gaza: the whizz-kids making code not war

Gaza City academy hopes its hi-tech business model will be immune to physical barriers to trade   It’s a scene straight from a Silicon Valley startup. Hot-desking twentysomethings type code into laptops covered with stickers. Retro Pac-Man graffiti and motivational slogans like “DO EPIC THINGS” adorn the walls. Bookshelves are filled with the tech classics: […]

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What the EU Copyright Directive means for developers – and what you can do

Tomorrow, on Wednesday 12 September, the European Parliament will vote on amendments to the EU Copyright Bill, first proposed back in September 2016. This bill could have a huge impact on open source, software engineering, and even the future of the internet. Back in July, MEPs voted down a digital copyright bill that was incredibly restrictive. […]

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.NET announcements: Preview 2 of .NET Core 2.2 and Entity Framework Core 2.2, C# 7.3, and ML.NET 0.5

Yesterday, the .NET community announced the second preview of .NET Core 2.2 and the Entity Framework 2.2. They also released C# version 7.3 and ML.NET 0.5. Let’s have a look at the highlights and features of each of these announcements. .NET Core 2.2 Preview 2 .NET Core 2.2 Preview 2 can be used with Visual Studio 15.8, […]

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Mathematicians calculate the safest way home for pedestrians

A mobile app that guides pedestrians along the safest instead of quickest route to their destination is being developed by researchers at Cardiff University. Maths and computer science experts have devised a way of scoring the safety of any given area using sophisticated mathematical algorithms, which they believe could easily be implemented into a navigation […]

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‘IT’S NOT A BUG, IT’S A FEATURE.’ TRITE—OR JUST RIGHT?

WE’LL NEVER KNOW who said it first, nor whether the coiner spoke sheepishly or proudly, angrily or slyly. As is often the case with offhand remarks that turn into maxims, the origin of It’s not a bug, it’s a feature is murky. What we do know is that the expression has been popular among programmers for a long […]

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Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social media sites like Google News with a new weapon in the fight against misinformation. The University of Michigan researchers who developed the system have demonstrated that it’s comparable to and sometimes better than humans at correctly identifying […]

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