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Should Banks Let Ancient Programming Language COBOL Die? 237 comments
Early Nintendo Programmer Worked Without a Keyboard 95 comments
Five Years Later, Legal Megaupload Data Is Still Trapped On Dead Servers 82 comments
Ask Slashdot: Do You Like Functional Programming? 415 comments
Flawed Online Tutorials Led To Vulnerabilities In Software 95 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Was Your First Programming Language? 629 comments
Stack Overflow Reveals Which Programming Languages Are Most Used At Night 97 comments
Microsoft Will Support Python In SQL Server 2017 98 comments
Developer of BrickerBot Malware Claims He Destroyed Over Two Million Devices 88 comments
Amazon Cloud Chief Jabs Oracle: 'Customers Are Sick of It' 81 comments
Facebook Launches Augmented Reality Camera Effects Developer Platform 9 comments
Intel Discontinues the Intel Developer Forum; IDF17 Cancelled 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop The Deployment Of Unapproved Code Changes? 313 comments
Oracle Charged $293M In South Korean Back Taxes 19 comments
Researchers Determine What Makes Software Developers Unhappy 149 comments
'Pragmatic Programmer' Author Andy Hunt Loves Arduino, Hates JavaScript 185 comments
Google Kills Off Octane JavaScript Benchmark Due To 'Diminishing Returns and Over-Optimization' 88 comments
Drupal Developers Threaten To Quit Drupal Unless Larry Garfield Is Reinstated 478 comments
AI Programs Exhibit Racial and Gender Biases, Research Reveals 384 comments
More Americans Now Work Full-Time From Home Than Walk and Bike To Office Jobs 73 comments
Microsoft Kills Off Security Bulletins 89 comments
For Programmers, the Ultimate Office Perk is Avoiding the Office Entirely 207 comments
Canada Hid the Konami Code In Its Commemorative $10 Bill Launch 78 comments
Major Banks and Parts of Federal Gov't Still Rely On COBOL, Now Scrambling To Find IT 'Cowboys' To Keep Things Afloat 300 comments
DeepMind Open Sources 'Sonnet' Library For Easier Creation Of Neural Networks 17 comments
Eric S. Raymond Unveils New List Of 'Hacker Archetypes' 116 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should I Move From Java To Scala? 245 comments
Should The FBI Have Arrested 'The Hacker Who Hacked No One'? 227 comments
Uber Said To Use 'Sophisticated' Software To Defraud Drivers, Passengers 168 comments
Twitter To Developers: Please Love Us Again 143 comments
More Than a Hoodie: How We Talk About Developers 169 comments
Salary-Comparing Survey Identifies Top-Paid Developers, Discovers North America Pays Better 267 comments
Tor Browser Will Feature More Rust Code 149 comments
Someone on Medium Just Said C++ Was Better Than C 315 comments
There's A New New JavaScript Framework 70 comments
Microsoft Is Shutting Down CodePlex 45 comments
Google Plans To Alter JavaScript Popups After Abuse From Tech Support Scammers 118 comments
Ivanka Trump To Take Coding Class With 5-Year-Old Daughter 366 comments
App Store Sales For Android To Overtake Apple's iOS, Research Firm Says 53 comments
Oracle Hires Global Specialists To Explore Feasibility of Buying Accenture 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Lies Programmers Tell Themselves? 548 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Working Environment For a Developer? 360 comments
Facial Recognition Database Used By FBI Is Out of Control, House Committee Hears 90 comments
Prominent Drupal, PHP Developer Kicked From the Drupal Project Over Unconventional Sex Life 656 comments
After 20 Years, OpenSSL Will Change To Apache License 2.0, Seeks Past Contributors 110 comments
Apache Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say 150 comments
Stack Overflow Reveals Results From 'Largest Developer Survey Ever Conducted' 139 comments
Blinking Cursor Devours CPU Cycles in Visual Studio Code Editor 236 comments
LastPass Bugs Allow Malicious Websites To Steal Passwords 126 comments
Performance Bugs, 'the Dark Matter of Programming Bugs', Are Out There Lurking and Unseen 266 comments
Android O First Developer Preview Featuring Notification Channels, Background Limits Now Available 64 comments
GitHub Now Lets Its Workers Keep the IP When They Use Company Resources For Personal Projects 75 comments
O'Reilly Site Lists 165 Things Every Programmer Should Know 234 comments
America's Most Affordable Cities For Tech Workers: Seattle, Austin, and Pittsburgh 127 comments
RedMonk Identifies 2017's Most Popular Languages: JavaScript, Java, And Python 125 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is Your Horrible IT Boss Story? 300 comments
Math Teacher Solves Adobe Semaphore Puzzle 52 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Teach Generic Engineers Coding, Networking, and Computing? 197 comments
GitLab Acquires Software Chat Startup Gitter, Will Open-Source the Code 28 comments
Commentary On How To Make Novice Programmers More Professional 188 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Make Novice Programmers More Professional? 347 comments
Will WebAssembly Replace JavaScript? 235 comments
Microsoft Continues Porting Visual C++ To Linux 159 comments
Google Launches Official Gmail Add-On Program 32 comments
Apache Servers Under Attack Through Easily Exploitable Struts 2 Flaw 63 comments
The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen 73 comments
Google's Compute Engine Now Offers Machines With Up To 64 CPU Cores, 416GB of RAM 74 comments
Google Can Now Recognize Objects in Videos Using Machine Learning 47 comments
Apple Begins Rejecting Apps With 'Hot Code Push' Feature 149 comments
Developer Proclaims Death of Cyberfox Web Browser 52 comments
Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 195 comments
Researchers Suggest Using Blockchain For Electronic Health Records 70 comments
Local Police Departments Are Building Their Own DNA Databases 50 comments
Douglas Crockford Envisions A Post-JavaScript World 300 comments
An 81-Year-Old Woman Just Created Her Own iPhone App 60 comments
Software Engineer Detained At JFK, Given Test To Prove He's An Engineer 553 comments
Programmers Are Confessing Their Coding Sins To Protest a Broken Job Interview Process 1001 comments
Severe SQL Injection Flaw Discovered In WordPress Plugin With Over 1 Million Installs 61 comments
CloudPets IoT Toys Leaked and Ransomed, Exposing Kids' Voice Messages 64 comments
GitHub Invites Contributions To 'Open Source Guides' 54 comments
Java and Python FTP Attacks Can Punch Holes Through Firewalls 18 comments
Arizona Bill Would Make Students In Grades 4-12 Participate Once In An Hour of Code 142 comments
Security Lapse Exposed New York Airport's Critical Servers For a Year 45 comments
Cloudflare Leaks Sensitive User Data Across the Web 87 comments
Microsoft Research Developing An AI To Put Coders Out of a Job 338 comments
PHP Becomes First Programming Language To Add 'Modern' Cryptography Library In Its Core 204 comments
Slashdot Asks: Are Remote Software Teams More Productive? 165 comments
Mozilla Will Deprecate XUL Add-ons Before the End of 2017 225 comments
Google Releases TensorFlow 1.0 With New Machine Learning Tools 20 comments
Apple Announces WWDC 2017, To Be Held in San Jose On June 5-9 63 comments
JavaScript Attack Breaks ASLR On 22 CPU Architectures 157 comments
Google's Not-so-secret New OS 129 comments
How Algorithms May Affect You 85 comments
Is IoT a Reason To Learn C? 374 comments
AI Software Juggles Probabilities To Learn From Less Data 49 comments
Story Of a Country Which Has Built a Centralized Biometrics Database Of 1.1B People But Appears To Be Mishandling It Now 60 comments
H-1Bs Reduced Computer Programmer Employment By Up To 11%, Study Finds 271 comments
Microsoft's Open-Source Graph Engine Takes On Neo4j 17 comments
Chrome's Sandbox Feature Infringes On Three Patents So Google Must Now Pay $20 Million 104 comments
Story of Two Developers Who Are Reporting Growth in Revenue After Leaving Apple's App Store 65 comments
GitHub Commits Reveal The Top 'Weekend Programming' Languages 149 comments
Oracle Refuses To Accept Android's 'Fair Use' Verdict, Files Appeal 155 comments
Valve Is Shutting Down Steam's Greenlight Community Voting System 99 comments
Slashdot Asks: How Do You Know a Developer is Doing a Good Job? 229 comments
The Most Mentioned Books On StackOverflow 92 comments
Goldman Sachs Automated Trading Replaces 600 Traders With 200 Engineers 185 comments
Microsoft Debuts Customizable Speech-To-Text Tech, Releases Some Cognitive Services Tools To Developers 23 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Get Started With Programming? [2017 Edition] 312 comments
How Open Sourcing Made Apache Kafka A Dominant Streaming Platform 48 comments
Disney Thinks High Schools Should Let Kids Take Coding In Place of Foreign Languages 328 comments
14,000 Domains Dropped Dyn's DNS Service After Mirai Attack 27 comments
Developer Argues For 'Forgotten Code Constructs' Like GOTO and Eval 600 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Aggressive Forum Users? 477 comments
IMDb Is Shutting Down Its Long-Running, Popular Message Boards After 16 Years 168 comments
Microsoft Introduces GVFS (Git Virtual File System) 213 comments
GitLab Says It Found Lost Data On a Staging Server 101 comments
GitLab.com Melts Down After Wrong Directory Deleted, Backups Fail 356 comments
Facebook's Parse Is Shutting Down Today 14 comments
Oracle Effectively Doubles Licence Fees To Run Its Stuff in AWS 198 comments
US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator For Text Search In Any Language 47 comments
Japanese Government Requires Java and Internet Explorer 11 X86 81 comments
Software Engineers Are the Heroes of New Computer History Museum Exhibit 115 comments
Breach Notification Website LeakedSource Allegedly Raided By Feds 35 comments
Gmail Will Soon Block JavaScript File Attachments 53 comments
Oracle Lays Off More Than 1,000 Employees 171 comments
Slashdot's Interview With Swift Creator Chris Lattner 85 comments
C++ Creator Wants To Solve 35-Year-Old Generic Programming Issues With Concepts 339 comments
Database Attacks Spread To CouchDB, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch Servers 67 comments
The 32-Bit Dog Ate 16 Million Kids' CS Homework 161 comments
Knuth Previews New Math Section For 'The Art of Computer Programming' 176 comments
Oracle to Block JAR Files Signed with MD5 Starting In April 55 comments
New Release Of Nim Borrows From Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp 199 comments
Oracle Scraps Plans For Solaris 12 127 comments
Labor Department Sues Oracle For Paying White Men More 317 comments
Blockchain Technology Could Save Banks $12 Billion a Year 109 comments
Opera Presto Source Code Leaks Online 71 comments
Raspberry Pi Upgrades Compute Module With 10 Times the CPU Performance 71 comments
Meet Lux, A New Lisp-like Language 205 comments
Hackers Corrupt Data For Cloud-Based Medical Marijuana System 146 comments
Will The Death of the PC Bring 'An End To Openness'? 501 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Place To Suggest New Open Source Software? 225 comments
Node.js's npm Is Now The Largest Package Registry in the World 133 comments
App.net is Shutting Down 30 comments
Author of Swift Language Chris Lattner is Leaving Apple; We're Interviewing Him (Ask a Question!) 339 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Best Job For This Recent CS Grad? 261 comments
Is The C Programming Language Declining In Popularity? 286 comments
Google Boosts Python By Turning It Into Go 129 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Deal With A 'Gaslighting' Colleague? 433 comments
WikiLeaks Threatens To Publish Twitter Users' Personal Info 211 comments
Microsoft Formally Shuts Down Its TechRewards Program 20 comments
Rumors of Cmd's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 202 comments
Apple App Store Developers Earned $20 Billion in 2016, Up 40 Percent Year Over Year 26 comments
'Forza Horizon 3' Update Accidentally Published Unencrypted Build of the Game 70 comments
Over 1,800 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom By Mysterious Attacker 115 comments
Library Creates Fake Patron Records To Avoid Book-Purging 258 comments
Can Learning Smalltalk Make You A Better Programmer? 343 comments
Pull Requests Are Accepted At About The Same Rate, Regardless of Gender 94 comments
Facebook Buys Data From Third-Party Brokers To Fill In User Profiles 116 comments
Nevada Website Bug Leaks Thousands of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications 55 comments
Millions of Websites Vulnerable Due To Security Bug In Popular PHP Script 104 comments
How Would You Generate C Code Using Common Lisp Macros? 108 comments
Python 3.6 Released 187 comments
Apple Delays App Store Security Deadline For Developers 25 comments
Crytek Closing Five Studios, Will Refocus On 'Premium IPs' and CryEngine 54 comments
Oracle Begins Aggressively Pursuing Java Licensing Fees 295 comments
Are Remote Offices Becoming The New Normal? 250 comments
Does Code Reuse Endanger Secure Software Development? 148 comments
Building a Coder's Paradise Is Not Profitable: GitHub Lost $66M In Nine Months Of 2016 227 comments
Twitter Blocks Government 'Spy Centers' From Accessing User Data 46 comments
Analysts Tout 'State of The Developer' Survey By Awarding RPG Characters 47 comments
Google Now Lets Developers Write Apps For the Assistant On Google Home 39 comments
AI Will Disrupt How Developers Build Applications and the Nature of the Applications they Build 107 comments
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Game For Third Annual Hour of Code 135 comments
New Stegano Exploit Kit Hides Malvertising Code In Banner Pixels 207 comments
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Will Create 'Hash' Database To Remove Extremist Content 262 comments
California State Senator Introduces Bill That Would Mandate Reporting of 'Superbug' Infections, Deaths 75 comments
Ask Slashdot: Have You Read 'The Art of Computer Programming'? 381 comments
Drupal Event Apologizes For Giving Out Copies Of Playboy 251 comments
Perl Advent Calendar Enters Its 17th Year 37 comments
Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse To Help Build Muslim Registry For Trump 588 comments
Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod Creator Steve Kondik Part Ways 75 comments
Google's New Public NTP Servers Provide Smeared Time 179 comments
SourceForge Introduces HTTPS Support For Project Websites 44 comments
Facebook Cuts Off Competitor Prisma's API Access 65 comments
Muni System Hacker Hit Others By Scanning For Year-Old Java Vulnerability 30 comments
AT&T Unveils DirecTV Now Streaming TV Service With Over 100 Channels 80 comments
Microsoft Exec Urges Linux Developers To Try Windows 10 403 comments
Ask Slashdot: Has Your Team Ever Succumbed To Hype Driven Development? 332 comments
O'Reilly Discounts Every eBook By 50% 47 comments
American Computer Scientists Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton Receive Presidential Medals of Freedom 126 comments
Slashdot Asks: Are You Ashamed of Your Code? 280 comments
Oracle Buys Dyn DNS Provider 117 comments
MongoDB CEO Claims They're Luring Customers From Oracle 153 comments
A $5 Tool Called PoisonTap Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute 172 comments
FCC Abides By GOP Request To Stop What It's Doing, Deletes Everything From Meeting Agenda 119 comments
Microsoft Announces Visual Studio For Mac 83 comments
Google Joins Microsoft's .NET Foundation 93 comments
Chemical Traces On Your Phone Reveal Your Lifestyle, Scientists Say 80 comments
Charter Customer Sues Over Hidden Fees, Claims 'Massive Billing Fraud' 96 comments
Samsung Really, Really Wants Developers To Build Tizen Apps 122 comments
Microsoft is Bringing Visual Studio To Mac 133 comments
More Code In Movies: Nmap Meets Snowden 73 comments
Java's Open Sourcing Still Controversial Ten Years Later 89 comments
How Stephen Wolfram Devised Interstellar Travel (And Code Samples) For 'Arrival' 102 comments
'Here Be Dragons': The Seven Most Vexing Problems In Programming 497 comments
IMDb Sues California To Overturn Law Forcing Them To Remove Actors' Ages 68 comments
Google Says There Are Now 2 Billion Active Chrome Installs 48 comments
IBM's Project Intu brings Watson's Capabilities To Any Device 17 comments
Ubuntu Budgie Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor 49 comments
Ask Slashdot: Why Are American Tech Workers Paid So Well? 587 comments
Two Critical MySQL Bugs Discovered 70 comments
Adobe Is Working On 'Photoshop For Audio' That Will Let You Add Words Someone Never Said 161 comments
App Developers Spend Too Much Time Debugging Errors in Production Systems 167 comments
Google Moves To Upgrade App Store, Aims To Help Developers Bolster Revenue 25 comments
Facebook Officially Announces Gameroom, Its PC Steam Competitor 116 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Training Helps Older Programmers Most? 435 comments
Bad Code May Have Crashed Schiaparelli Mars Lander 163 comments
Oracle Will Officially Appeal Its 'Fair Use' Loss Against Google 99 comments
'Picat' Programming Language Creators Surprised With A $10,000 Prize 63 comments
Rust Implements An IDE Protocol From Red Hat's Collaboration With Microsoft and Codenvy 49 comments
Russians Seek Answers To Central Moscow GPS Anomaly 176 comments
Mark Cerny, Chief PlayStation Architect, Explains the PS4 Pro 71 comments
China Overtakes the US in iOS App Store Revenue 53 comments
Half of American Adults Are In a Face-Recognition Database 64 comments
The Linux Foundation Helps Launch the JS Foundation 34 comments
Google's Go Language Surges In Popularity 252 comments
Shadow Warrior 2 Developers Say DRM Is a Waste of Time 99 comments
Google Creates AI Program That Uses Reasoning To Navigate the London Tube 76 comments
Google News Introduces Fact Check Feature -- Just In Time For the US Election 367 comments
4Chan Hackers Claim To Have Remotely Wiped John Podesta's iPhone and iPad 269 comments
Inventor of C Dennis Ritchie Honored With Second Death 91 comments
O'Reilly Gives Away Free Programming Ebooks 87 comments
Why Linus Torvalds Prefers x86 Over ARM 150 comments
Melinda Gates Was Encouraged To Use an Apple and BASIC. Her Daughters Were Not. 370 comments
The Real Reasons Companies Won't Hire Telecommuters 269 comments
New AI Is Capable of Beating Humans At Doom 170 comments
BuzzFeed Hacked By OurMine As Group Accuses Site of Publishing 'Fake News' 27 comments
Google Gets Serious About Home Automation: Unveils Google Home, Actions on Google and Google Wifi 91 comments
Splunk CTO Urges Collaboration Against Cyberattacks - And 'Shapeshifting' Networks 88 comments
Are Flawed Languages Creating Bad Software? 531 comments
Federal Prosecutors Actually Prosecute H1-B Fraud 111 comments
Oracle Formally Proposes That Java Adopt Ahead-of-Time Compilation 104 comments
Yahoo Insiders Believe Hackers Could Have Stolen Over 1 Billion Accounts 125 comments
The Psychological Reasons Behind Risky Password Practices 210 comments
Commodore C64 Survives Over 25 Years Balancing Drive Shafts In Auto Repair Shop 290 comments
OVH Hosting Suffers From Record 1Tbps DDoS Attack Driven By 150K Devices 116 comments
Which Programming Language Is Most Popular - The Final Answer? 401 comments
California Launches Mandatory Data Collection For Police Use-of-Force 117 comments
A New Programming Language Expands on Google's Go 173 comments
Accenture Patents a Blockchain-Editing Tool 87 comments
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