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Ask Slashdot: Do You Like Functional Programming? 381 comments
Flawed Online Tutorials Led To Vulnerabilities In Software 90 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Was Your First Programming Language? 617 comments
Stack Overflow Reveals Which Programming Languages Are Most Used At Night 96 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
Researchers Determine What Makes Software Developers Unhappy 149 comments
'Pragmatic Programmer' Author Andy Hunt Loves Arduino, Hates JavaScript 181 comments
Drupal Developers Threaten To Quit Drupal Unless Larry Garfield Is Reinstated 477 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
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
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
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
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
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Lies Programmers Tell Themselves? 548 comments
Prominent Drupal, PHP Developer Kicked From the Drupal Project Over Unconventional Sex Life 656 comments
Stack Overflow Reveals Results From 'Largest Developer Survey Ever Conducted' 139 comments
Performance Bugs, 'the Dark Matter of Programming Bugs', Are Out There Lurking and Unseen 266 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
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Make Novice Programmers More Professional? 347 comments
Will WebAssembly Replace JavaScript? 235 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
GitHub Invites Contributions To 'Open Source Guides' 54 comments
Arizona Bill Would Make Students In Grades 4-12 Participate Once In An Hour of Code 142 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
Apple Announces WWDC 2017, To Be Held in San Jose On June 5-9 63 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
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
GitHub Commits Reveal The Top 'Weekend Programming' Languages 149 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
Disney Thinks High Schools Should Let Kids Take Coding In Place of Foreign Languages 328 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
GitLab Says It Found Lost Data On a Staging Server 101 comments
GitLab.com Melts Down After Wrong Directory Deleted, Backups Fail 356 comments
US Intelligence Seeks a Universal Translator For Text Search In Any Language 47 comments
Software Engineers Are the Heroes of New Computer History Museum Exhibit 115 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
Knuth Previews New Math Section For 'The Art of Computer Programming' 176 comments
New Release Of Nim Borrows From Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp 199 comments
Raspberry Pi Upgrades Compute Module With 10 Times the CPU Performance 71 comments
Meet Lux, A New Lisp-like Language 205 comments
Will The Death of the PC Bring 'An End To Openness'? 501 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
Microsoft Formally Shuts Down Its TechRewards Program 20 comments
Rumors of Cmd's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 202 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
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
Does Code Reuse Endanger Secure Software Development? 148 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
Ask Slashdot: Have You Read 'The Art of Computer Programming'? 381 comments
Google's New Public NTP Servers Provide Smeared Time 179 comments
AT&T Unveils DirecTV Now Streaming TV Service With Over 100 Channels 80 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
FCC Abides By GOP Request To Stop What It's Doing, Deletes Everything From Meeting Agenda 119 comments
Google Joins Microsoft's .NET Foundation 93 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
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
Ask Slashdot: Why Are American Tech Workers Paid So Well? 587 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
Ask Slashdot: What Training Helps Older Programmers Most? 435 comments
Bad Code May Have Crashed Schiaparelli Mars Lander 163 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
China Overtakes the US in iOS App Store Revenue 53 comments
Google's Go Language Surges In Popularity 252 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
Inventor of C Dennis Ritchie Honored With Second Death 91 comments
O'Reilly Gives Away Free Programming Ebooks 87 comments
Melinda Gates Was Encouraged To Use an Apple and BASIC. Her Daughters Were Not. 370 comments
Are Flawed Languages Creating Bad Software? 531 comments
Oracle Formally Proposes That Java Adopt Ahead-of-Time Compilation 104 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
Which Programming Language Is Most Popular - The Final Answer? 401 comments
A New Programming Language Expands on Google's Go 173 comments
TypeScript 2.0 Released 89 comments
W3C Set To Publish HTML 5.1, Work Already Started On HTML 5.2 85 comments
Microsoft Will 'Solve' Cancer Within The Next 10 Years By Treating It Like A Computer Virus, Says Company 259 comments
Google's New Angular 2.0 Isn't Compatible With Angular 1 121 comments
Apple Releases Swift 3.0, 'Not Source-Compatibile With Swift 2.3' 148 comments
Will Oracle Surrender NetBeans to Apache? 69 comments
Code.org Disses Wolfram Language, Touts Apple's Swift Playgrounds 241 comments
Microsoft Has More Open Source Contributors On GitHub Than Facebook and Google 118 comments
Vandalism Detection Contest Sponsored For Wikidata 38 comments
Stephen Wolfram Reveals Ambitious Plan to Teach Computational Thinking 76 comments
Microsoft Hopes To Hire More Coders With Autism 226 comments
Google To Buy Apigee For $625 Million To Expand Enterprise 30 comments
QtCon Opens In Berlin 38 comments
US Would Be 28th In 'Hacking Olympics', China Would Take The Gold 112 comments
OpenBSD 6.0 Released 94 comments
400,000 GitHub Repositories, 1 Billion Files, 14TB of Code: Spaces or Tabs? 391 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Your Favorite Java 8 Features? 427 comments
Companies Are Developing More Apps With Fewer Developers 163 comments
C Programming Language Hits a 15-Year Low On The TIOBE Index 232 comments
Facebook Is Testing Autoplaying Video With Sound 152 comments
20% of Scientific Papers On Genes Contain Conversion Errors Caused By Excel, Says Report 349 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? 674 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
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