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Ask Slashdot: How Can You Apply For A Job When Your Code Samples Suck? 403 comments
Does the Rise of AI Precede the End of Code? 199 comments
Learn To Code, It's More Important Than English as a Second Language, Says Apple CEO 295 comments
New Video Peeks 'Inside the Head' of Perl Creator Larry Wall 106 comments
Java Coders Are Getting Bad Security Advice From Stack Overflow 236 comments
According To Star Trek: Discovery, Starfleet Still Runs Microsoft Windows 237 comments
Code is Too Hard To Think About 397 comments
Chip Reprograms Cells To Regenerate Damaged Tissue 16 comments
'Tetris' Recreated In Conway's 'Game of Life' 87 comments
Do Strongly Typed Languages Reduce Bugs? 456 comments
Apple's Swift 4.0 Includes A Compatibility Mode For 'The Majority' Of Swift 3.x Code 122 comments
Computer Science Degrees Aren't Returning On Investment For Coders, Research Finds 395 comments
Stack Overflow Launches Salary Calculator For Developers 102 comments
Python's Official Repository Included 10 'Malicious' Typo-Squatting Modules 69 comments
Is Python Really the Fastest-Growing Programming Language? 254 comments
Bug In Windows Kernel Could Prevent Security Software From Identifying Malware 75 comments
Following Cheating Scandals, Harvard Dean of Undergrad Ed Visits CS50 Class and Tells Students Not To Cheat 107 comments
Why Oracle Should Cede Control of Java SE 110 comments
Solve a 'Simple' Chess Puzzle, Win $1 Million 125 comments
Do Code Bootcamps Work? 139 comments
Petition Asks the Developers of Phoenix OS to Open Source the Kernel 34 comments
Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages 92 comments
Google Unveils ARCore, Its Answer To Apple's ARKit 40 comments
Could AI Transform Continuous Delivery Development? 78 comments
A New Non-Money Oriented Crowdsourcing Platform Based On Code Contributions 84 comments
Employers Want More Open Source Workers, Says Linux Foundation Study 164 comments
Software Is Eating the Auto Industry 101 comments
As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check 179 comments
Node.js Forked Again Over Complaints of Unresponsive Leadership 338 comments
JavaScript Is Eating The World 349 comments
Iowa Computer Programmer Gets 25 Years For Lottery Scam 131 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? 353 comments
Red Hat Gives Ceylon To The Eclipse Foundation 97 comments
In Defense of the Popular Framework Electron 138 comments
Google Hires Former Star Apple Engineer Chris Lattner For Its AI Team 49 comments
New 'Asciidots' Programming Language Uses Ascii Art (And Python) 28 comments
Canonical Needs Your Help Transitioning Ubuntu Linux From Unity To GNOME 111 comments
First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role In Spreading Fake News 144 comments
GNOME's Text Editor gedit 'No Longer Maintained', Needs New Developers 239 comments
HackerRank Tries To Calculate Which US States Have The Best Developers 66 comments
It Will Take Fedora More Releases To Switch Off Python 2 94 comments
How Rust Can Replace C In Python Libraries 304 comments
How a VC-Funded Company Is Undermining the Open-Source Community 84 comments
College Students Are Flocking To Computer Science Majors 379 comments
IEEE Spectrum Declares Python The #1 Programming Language 372 comments
Facebook Petitioned To Change License For ReactJS 43 comments
Drupal Developers Still Rebelling Against Drupal Leadership 95 comments
Coding School 'The Iron Yard' Announces Closure of All 15 Campuses 101 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Developer Secrets That Could Sink Your Business? 243 comments
TechCrunch Urges Developers: Replace C Code With Rust 505 comments
Open Source Contributions More Important Than Tabs Vs Spaces For Salary 164 comments
Apple's Pitch To Indian Developers: Think Local, Stay Up To Date, and Aim For Design Awards 35 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Read Code? 337 comments
We Need To Reboot the Culture of View Source 305 comments
Amazon's Alexa Passes 15,000 skills, Up From 10,000 in February 90 comments
New Research Explodes Myths About Ada Lovelace 107 comments
Is Ruby's Decline In Popularity Permanent? 253 comments
GitHub Urges Companies To Participate In 'Open Source Fridays' 71 comments
Raspberry Pi Wins UK's Top Engineering Award 54 comments
How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms 132 comments
Why So Many Top Hackers Come From Russia 263 comments
Should Your Company Switch To Microservices? 118 comments
32TB of Windows 10 Internal Builds, Core Source Code Leak Online 201 comments
Intel Quietly Discontinues Galileo, Joule, and Edison Development Boards 95 comments
Community Ports 'Visual Studio Code' To Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi 79 comments
What Happens When Software Companies Are Liable For Security Vulnerabilities? 221 comments
Announcing 'build', Auto-Configuration In 1000 Lines Of Makefile 103 comments
The Size of iPhone's Top Apps Has Increased by 1,000% in Four Years 128 comments
Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs 515 comments
Ask Slashdot: Will Python Become The Dominant Programming Language? 808 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can Programmers Move Into AI Jobs? 121 comments
Does Silicon Valley Need More Labor Unions? 187 comments
Developer Accidentally Deletes Production Database On Their First Day On The Job 418 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Types of Jobs Are Opening Up In the New Field of AI? 133 comments
Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' Reality Show Is 'Bland, Tepid, Barely Competent Knock-off of 'Shark Tank' 78 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Does Your Team Track And Manage Bugs In Your Software? 189 comments
Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of COBOL, Dies at 89 73 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is There a Way To Write Working Code By Drawing Flow Charts? 264 comments
As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating 250 comments
Are There More Developers Than We Think? 191 comments
Windows Switch To Git Almost Complete: 8,500 Commits and 1,760 Builds Each Day 221 comments
Apple Wants To Turn Community College Students Into App Developers 124 comments
When AI Botches Your Medical Diagnosis, Who's To Blame? 200 comments
'Coding Is Not Fun, It's Technically and Ethically Complex' 359 comments
Java Creator James Gosling Joins Amazon Web Services 90 comments
The Working Dead: Which IT Jobs Are Bound For Extinction? 581 comments
App Maker's Code Stolen in Malware Attack 73 comments
Android Now Supports the Kotlin Programming Language 91 comments
Developer Creates An Experimental Perl 5 To Java Compiler 94 comments
Microsoft Is Surprisingly Comfortable With Its New Place In a Mobile, Apple, and Android World 73 comments
Only 36 Percent of Indian Engineers Can Write Compilable Code, Says Study 210 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Should Be the Attributes of an Ideal Programming Language If Computers Were Infinitely Fast? 326 comments
Should The Government Pay For Veterans To Attend Code Schools? 168 comments
How Scratch Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds 48 comments
NASA Runs Competition To Help Make Old Fortran Code Faster 205 comments
Facebook Rejects Female Engineers' Code More Often Than Male Counterparts, Analysis Finds 450 comments
Power of Modern Programming Languages is That They Are Expressive, Readable, Concise, Precise, and Executable 268 comments
Developer Hacks Together Object-Oriented HTML 184 comments
Should Banks Let Ancient Programming Language COBOL Die? 383 comments
Early Nintendo Programmer Worked Without a Keyboard 111 comments
Ask Slashdot: Do You Like Functional Programming? 418 comments
Flawed Online Tutorials Led To Vulnerabilities In Software 96 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Was Your First Programming Language? 633 comments
Stack Overflow Reveals Which Programming Languages Are Most Used At Night 99 comments
Intel Discontinues the Intel Developer Forum; IDF17 Cancelled 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop The Deployment Of Unapproved Code Changes? 324 comments
Researchers Determine What Makes Software Developers Unhappy 149 comments
'Pragmatic Programmer' Author Andy Hunt Loves Arduino, Hates JavaScript 185 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
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
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