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Facebook Is Testing Autoplaying Video With Sound 140 comments
20% of Scientific Papers On Genes Contain Conversion Errors Caused By Excel, Says Report 317 comments
Four Code Bootcamps Are Now Eligible For Government Financial Aid 85 comments
The $5 Onion Omega2 Gives Raspberry Pi a Run For Its Money 124 comments
Mozilla To Add Screenshot Sharing Feature To Firefox Test Pilot Program 75 comments
Windows UAC Bypass Permits Code Execution 79 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Bad Programming Ideas That Work? 671 comments
Billionaire Launches Free Code College in California 187 comments
Has The NSF Automated Coding with ExCAPE? 140 comments
One In Five Vehicle Software Vulnerabilities Are 'Hair On Fire' Critical 85 comments
Linux Trojan Mines For Cryptocurrency Using Misconfigured Redis Servers 62 comments
White House Releases Federal Source Code Policy To Help Government Agencies Go Open Source 61 comments
'Faceless Recognition System' Can Identify You Even When You Hide Your Face 55 comments
Kids Can Now Learn To Code With Pocky, the Delicious Japanese Snack 51 comments
Interviews: Ask Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson a Question 109 comments
Seymour Papert, Creator of the Logo Language, Dies At 88 68 comments
C Isn't The Most Popular Programming Language, JavaScript Is 241 comments
Famed Security Researcher 'Mudge' Creates New Algorithm For Measuring Code Security 77 comments
C Top Programming Language For 2016, Finds IEEE's Study 315 comments
Vine's Source Code Was Accidentally Made Public For Five Minutes 43 comments
Programming Language Gurus Converge on 'Curry On' Conference 88 comments
Ask Slashdot: When Do You Include 'Unnecessary' Code? 239 comments
The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall 167 comments
How (And Why) FreeDOS Keeps DOS Alive 211 comments
Null Island: The Land of Lousy Directional Data 91 comments
90% Of Software Developers Work Outside Silicon Valley 180 comments
Mozilla Will Ship Its First Rust Component In Firefox 48 167 comments
Linus Torvalds In Sweary Rant About Punctuation In Kernel Comments 523 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Switch Programming Languages? 331 comments
Assembly Code That Took America to the Moon Now Published On GitHub 74 comments
TIOBE's Language-Popularity Index Sees A New Top 10 Language: Assembly 348 comments
Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan and More 24 comments
Oracle Says It Is 'Committed' To Java EE 8 -- Amid Claims It Quietly Axed Future Development 66 comments
Debian Founder's 2015 Death Ruled A Suicide 160 comments
Man Builds Giant Homemade Computer To Play Tetris 127 comments
MIT's Swarm Chip Architecture Boosts Multi-Core CPUs, Offering Up To 18x Faster Processing 55 comments
Oracle May Have Stopped Funding and Developing Java EE 115 comments
Age-Discrimination Suit Against Google Seeks Class Action For Engineers 144 comments
Ruby On Rails 5.0 Released 37 comments
DMCA Notices Remove 8,268 Projects On Github In 2015 116 comments
Clinton Tech Plan Reads Like Silicon Valley Wish List 355 comments
AI Downs 'Top Gun' Pilot In Dogfights 441 comments
Google Launches 'Project Bloks' Toys To Teach Kids To Code 54 comments
.NET Core 1.0 Released, Now Officially Supported By Red Hat 123 comments
New C++ Features Voted In By C++17 Standards Committee 286 comments
ECMAScript 2016: New Version of JavaScript Language Released 165 comments
Java, PHP, NodeJS, and Ruby Tools Compromised By Severe Swagger Vulnerability 97 comments
HTML5 Ads Aren't That Safe Compared To Flash, Experts Say 108 comments
Google Launches Android Programming Course For Absolute Beginners 98 comments
MSI and ASUS Accused of Sending Reviewers Overpowered Graphics Cards 133 comments
Elon Musk's Open Source OpenAI: We're Working On a Robot For Your Household Chores 64 comments
Microsoft Open-Sources 'Checked C,' A Safer C Version 208 comments
Developer Accuses Apple Of Stealing His Breathe App 170 comments
Apple Introduces New File System AFPS With Tons Of 'Solid' Features 295 comments
Programmer Automates His Job For 6 Years, Gets Fired, Realizes He Has Forgotten How To Code 210 comments
Apple Introduces Swift Playgrounds App To Teach Kids To Code 73 comments
Apple Announces iOS 10, watchOS 3, and new features for tvOS 86 comments
Interviews: Ask Perl Creator Larry Wall a Question 281 comments
jQuery 3.0 Stops Supporting Internet Explorer Workarounds 80 comments
Facebook Now Lets Users Comment With a Video 29 comments
Ready CEO: Coding Snobs Are Not Helping Our Children Prepare For The Future 342 comments
Visual Studio 2015 C++ Compiler Secretly Inserts Telemetry Code Into Binaries 421 comments
Slashdot Asks: Is the App Boom Over? 278 comments
Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Allegedly Intimidated Victims Into Silence and Anonymity 337 comments
Password Autocorrect Without Compromising Security 140 comments
Python/Unix Hybrid Demoed at PyCon 181 comments
Elon Musk: 'One In Billions' Chance We're Not Living In A Computer Simulation 951 comments
Apple Releases First Preview of Swift 3.0 227 comments
Bill Gates: AI Is The 'Holy Grail' 260 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'd Require All Children To Start Coding In 4th Grade 352 comments
Op-ed: Oracle Attorney Says Google's Court Victory Might Kill the GPL 357 comments
Department of Homeland Security Still Uses COBOL 217 comments
Google Boosts Mobile Web Speed On Apple Devices With Accelerated Mobile Pages 28 comments
Android Is 'Fair Use' As Google Beats Oracle In $9 Billion Lawsuit 243 comments
American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong 369 comments
Pastejacking Attack Appends Malicious Terminal Commands To Your Clipboard 89 comments
September: Netflix Will 'Become Exclusive US Pay TV Home of Films From Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar' 175 comments
Code Quality Predicted Using Biometrics 122 comments
Microsoft Urged to Open Source Classic Visual Basic 331 comments
Ask Slashdot: Have You Migrated To Node.js? 341 comments
Node.js Now Runs COBOL and FORTRAN 86 comments
'Eat, Sleep, Code, Repeat' Approach Is Such Bullshit 192 comments
Humanoid 'Pepper' Robot Needs US Android Programmers 29 comments
Theoretical Breakthrough Made In Random Number Generation 152 comments
Twitter To Stop Counting Photos And Links In 140-Character Limit 91 comments
Google Open-Sources SyntaxNet Natural-Language Understanding Library, Parsey McParseface Training Model 56 comments
Linux Is the Largest Software Development Project On the Planet: Greg K-H 178 comments
'I Know How To Program, But I Don't Know What To Program' 255 comments
Open Source Artificial Pancreas Helps Engineer's Son Survive With Type 1 Diabetes 104 comments
Researcher Writes A Machine Language For The Universe 102 comments
Researchers Are Reconstructing Babbage's Analytical Engine 76 comments
Facebook Paid $10,000 To A 10-Year-Old For Hacking Instagram 62 comments
Prince Quietly Helped Launch a Coding Program For Inner City Youth 172 comments
Inside 'Emojigeddon': The Fight Over The Future Of The Unicode Consortium 226 comments
Node.js Version 6 Released With LTS 58 comments
Interview With Python Creator Guido Van Rossum 222 comments
Slashdot Asks: Have You Experienced Ageism? 561 comments
Comcast To Allow TV Customers To Ditch Set-Top Box 113 comments
That Man Who 'Deleted His Entire Company' With a Line of Code? It Was a Hoax 93 comments
MIT Bug Finder Uncovers Flaws In Web Apps In 64 Seconds 24 comments
Apple Considering Google-Like 'Paid Search' On App Store 49 comments
Microsoft Sending Minecraft To Summer School 40 comments
Man Deletes His Entire Company With One Line of Bad Code 460 comments
Facebook's Account Kit Login System Works Via Phone Numbers, No Passwords Needed 116 comments
Jigsaw Ransomware Deletes Your Files If You Don't Pay Or When You Reboot Your PC 108 comments
The Future of Firefox is Chrome 243 comments
Facebook Announces 'Surround 360' Open Source VR Camera 32 comments
Facebook Launches 'Agents On Messenger' Platform With Chatbots 46 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Some Insults No Developer Wants To Hear? 523 comments
UbuntuBSD Is Looking To Become An Official Ubuntu Flavor 117 comments
Opinion: DevOps Is Dead 123 comments
Google Launches Android Studio 2.0 With Instant Run, Faster Android Emulator, and Cloud Test Lab 58 comments
Google May Adopt Apple's Swift Programming Language For Android, Says Report 172 comments
Computer Created A 'New Rembrandt' After Analyzing Paintings 115 comments
Magic Kinder Android App Lets Strangers Send Images, Videos To Your Kids 30 comments
TSA Paid $1.4 Million For Randomizer App That Chooses Left Or Right 334 comments
Head of Oracle Linux Moves To Microsoft 95 comments
Red Hat Expands Red Hat Developer Program With No-Cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux 50 comments
PHP, Python and Google Go Fail To Detect Revoked TLS Certificates 64 comments
Microsoft Makes Xamarin Free In Visual Studio, Will Open Source Core Xamarin Tech 143 comments
Microsoft Extends Its Windows Hello Login Security Features To Apps and the Web 47 comments
Microsoft Launches Cognitive Services Based On Project Oxford and Bing 21 comments
Microsoft Unlocks the Ability To Turn Xbox One Consoles Into 'Development Kits' 73 comments
Microsoft Launches Bot Framework To Let Developers Build Their Own Chatbots 81 comments
Apple's New Safari Technology Preview Browser Is Aimed At Web Developers 42 comments
Torvalds' Secret Sauce For Linux: Willing To Be Wrong 273 comments
'My Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT' 177 comments
New NASA Launch Control Software Late, Millions Over Budget 205 comments
Microsoft Finally Ships $8,999 Surface Hub 109 comments
Fredkin Gate Breakthrough Brings Quantum Computing Within Closer Reach 52 comments
New Attack Discovered On Node.js Package Manager npm 90 comments
Why Learning To Code Won't Save Your Job 155 comments
Is Old Tech Putting Banks Under Threat Of Extinction? 208 comments
K-12 CS Framework Calls For Teaching Kids Responsible Use of Avatars and Emoji 99 comments
Chromium Being Ported To VC++, Scrubbed of Compiler Bugs 93 comments
Jason Bradbury Believes Coding Lessons In Schools Are a Waste of Time 281 comments
How One Dev Broke Node and Thousands of Projects In 11 Lines of JavaScript 480 comments
Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code 34 comments
One Million School Children To Get Free BBC Micro:bit Computers 157 comments
Rust-Based Redox OS Devs Slam Linux, Unix, GPL 354 comments
More Devs Now Use OS X Than Linux, Says Survey 532 comments
NY Bill Would Provide Tax Credit For Open Source Contributors 54 comments
Microsoft to Open Source Minecraft-Based Project AIX 48 comments
Code.org Hacked, Emails and Locations Data of Volunteers Compromised 33 comments
'Serious Sam 1' Engine Released As Open Source 82 comments
A California Jury Finds Copyright Infringement In an Interface 125 comments
Microsoft Releases First Public Preview of RTVS Under MIT and GPLv2 Licenses 57 comments
Open Source-happy Microsoft Joins Eclipse Foundation 131 comments
A New Reality For IT: the 18-Month Org Chart 246 comments
Hundreds of Hackers Celebrate Open Data Day 21 comments
Chicago Public Schools Make Computer Science a Requirement For a HS Diploma 209 comments
New GitHub Upgrades Respond To Recent Complaints 84 comments
Programming Languages For Coding the Physical World 97 comments
Kotlin 1.0 Released 121 comments
Interviews: Ask Author and Programmer Andy Nicholls About R 187 comments
IBM Bequeaths the Express Framework To the Node.js Foundation 47 comments
AWS Terms of Service Offer a Break If Zombie Apocalypse Occurs 57 comments
Women Get Pull Requests Accepted More (Except When You Know They're Women) 293 comments
Uborne Children's Books Release For Free Computer Books From the '80s 119 comments
GitHub Open Sources Their Internal Testing Tool 62 comments
Drag-and-Drop "CS" Tutorials: the Emperor's New Code? 158 comments
Unreal Engine Will Soon Allow Developers To Build Games Inside of VR 37 comments
K-12 CS Framework Draft: Kids Taught To 'Protect Original Ideas' In Early Grades 132 comments
New Hack Shrinks Docker Containers 131 comments
Winner of the 2015 Underhanded C Contest Announced 48 comments
7 Swift 2 Enhancements iOS Devs Will Love 123 comments
Obama Calls For $4B 'Computer Science For All' Program For K-12 Schools 246 comments
Facebook Is Shuttering the Parse Developer Platform 48 comments
GitHub Service Outage 117 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Work On Source Code Without Having the Source Code? 234 comments
GOTO Jail: FBI Investigated Bizarre BASIC Program Sent To Johnny Cash 62 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Experiences With Online IDEs For Web Development? 168 comments
Software Hall of Fame Member Ed Yourdon Dies 67 comments
Rust 1.6 Released 75 comments
Stephen Wolfram: No Need To Teach With 'Toy Programming Languages' Like Scratch 214 comments
Developers Frustrated with GitHub Prod For Changes In Bug Reports, Transparency 99 comments
Code Reviews vs. Pair Programming 186 comments
Ask Slashdot: Good Introductory SW Engineering Projects? (HS Level) 140 comments
Microsoft To Release Educational Version of Minecraft 57 comments
The President Wants Every Student To Learn CS. How Would That Work? 317 comments
Microsoft Announces R Tools For Visual Studio 105 comments
Use Code From Stack Overflow? You Must Provide Attribution 303 comments
The Best Ways To Simplify Your Code? 197 comments
Microsoft Open Sources Edge JavaScript Code, Plans Linux Port 92 comments
ESP8266 Basic Interpreter Lowers IoT Entry Bar For Amateur Programmers 112 comments
K12CS.org: Microsoft, Google, Apple Identifying What 1st Graders Should Know 145 comments
Java Named Top Programming Language of 2015 358 comments
Facebook Hands Out Secret Chat SDK For Virtual Messenger Bots 17 comments
The Unsung Heroes of Scientific Software 62 comments
Overcoming Intuition In Programming 237 comments
The Sad Graph of Software Death 210 comments
The Swift Programming Language's Most Commonly Rejected Changes 339 comments
Scott Meyers Retires From Involvement With C++ 112 comments
Open Source Roles: Starters vs. Maintainers 77 comments
Coding Styles Survive Binary Compilation, Could Lead Investigators Back To Programmers 164 comments
US Dept. of Ed: English, History, and Civics Teachers Good Enough For CS Class 242 comments
Can Web Standards Make Mobile Apps Obsolete? 225 comments
Fixing JavaScript's Broken Random Number Generator 136 comments
Perl 6 Released 145 comments
Ruby 2.3.0 Released 45 comments
Did Google and the Hour of Code Get "Left" and "Right" Wrong? 107 comments
College Board Mainstreams AP Computer Science 69 comments
US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Programmer Jobs Will Decline 8% 349 comments
Programmers Share 188 Computer-Generated Novels On GitHub 49 comments
Facebook, Google Top Year-End App List 30 comments
Improving UI and UX: Changing the "Open Source Is Ugly" Perception 402 comments
Why President Obama Was Held Back a Year Before Starting Code School 117 comments
Developer Claims 'PS4 Officially Jailbroken' 133 comments
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace 124 comments
WSJ: New Education Bill To Get More Coding In Classrooms 88 comments
No More QA: Yahoo's Tech Leaders Say Engineers Are Better Off Coding With No Net 216 comments
HHVM Beats Stable Version of PHP 7.0 In Recent Benchmark 39 comments
Write the Docs Helps Create FLOSS Software Documentation (Video #2) 14 comments
Stephen Wolfram's Free Book Teaches the Wolfram Language To Kids 105 comments
Write the Docs Helps Create FLOSS Software Documentation (Video) 27 comments
UK's National Crime Agency Publishes Crazy Cyber-Crime Warning Signs 151 comments
Signs You're Doing Devops Wrong 166 comments
Developing In C/C++? Why You Should Consider Clang Over GCC 255 comments
Facebook Shuts Down Creative Labs 62 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Will You Be Programming In a Decade? 279 comments
Google Santa Tracker Is Back 68 comments
Perl 6 Gets Beta Compiler, Modules and an Advent Calendar 131 comments
DragonFlyBSD 4.4 Switches To the Gold Linker By Default 26 comments
Programming Education: Selling People a Lie? 397 comments
The Top Programming Languages That Spawn the Most Security Bugs 241 comments
Ballmer: Microsoft Mobile Should Focus On Android Apps Not Universal Apps 121 comments
Apple Releases Swift As an Open-Source Project 195 comments
PHP 7 Ready For Release 159 comments
Software Engineer Liz Bennett Talks About Being a Woman in a Nearly All Male Workplace (Video) 370 comments
NSF Antes Up $200K For Spin-off of Microsoft-Funded 'Code Trip' TV Show 22 comments
HTTP/2.0 Opens Every New Connection It Makes With the Word 'PRISM' 200 comments
Interviews: Stack Overflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Answers Your Questions 78 comments
Rikers Inmates Learn How To Code Without Internet Access 173 comments
Free Pascal Compiler 3.0.0 Is Out; Adds Support For 16-Bit MS-DOS, 64-Bit iOS 134 comments
Will You Be Able To Run a Modern Desktop Environment In 2016 Without Systemd? 785 comments
How Computer Scientists Cracked a 50-Year-Old Math Problem 96 comments
High Level Coding Language Used To Create New POS Malware 94 comments
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0 40 comments
Stack Overflow and the Zeitgeist of Computer Programming 171 comments
Sued Freelancer Allegedly Turns Over Contractee Source Code In Settlement 130 comments
Ask Slashdot: Convincing a Team To Undertake UX Enhancements On a Large Codebase? 192 comments
Julia Programming Language Receives $600k Donation 106 comments
Interviews: Alan Donovan and Brian Kernighan Answer Your Questions 42 comments
Microsoft Open-Sources Visual Studio Code 160 comments
Python Is On the Rise, While PHP Falls 232 comments
Microsoft Brings Its Embrace-Extend-Extinguish Game To K-12 Schools? 168 comments
Slashdot Asks: Is Scrum Still Relevant? 371 comments
The Next Big IT Projects From the University Labs 29 comments
Hour of Code 2015 Star Wars Tutorial: Spare the IF Statement, Spoil the Child? 156 comments
Boot Camps Introducing More Women To Tech 196 comments
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