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11 Tricks to Get Engineers to Sort of Respect You

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

As we all know, software engineers are the smartest, sweetest, most pretentious bastards in corporate America. I should know  --  I'm engaged to one of them.

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Code for the Internet of Things

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
Samuel Bucholtz

Companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco, AT&T and IBM, which are already taking an active role in Internet of Things development, will soon be placing a greater emphasis on risk-mitigation with these products - and developers who can deliver on security, in addition to performance and UX, are likely to be a step ahead of the competition.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

I Am a Digital Dinosaur

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Remember WordStar? WordPerfect? Apple Writer? Lotus Notes? If you don't know what these are, open up Netscape Navigator and do a search on Alta Vista.

Why So Many Translators Hate Translation Technology

Nataly Kelly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

It would seem that every professional translator on earth would be eager to use technology to streamline their work, speed up the translation process, and make their lives better. This is not always the case.

Introducing CERN's Evangelia Gousiou

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Evangelia Gousiou is an amazing electronics engineer who keeps a low profile in spite of her amazing work at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Moving On From Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 06.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adam Milligan

The value, and expense of education is a complex subject -- a subject which, particularly in our current economic climate, has been repeatedly addressed by people with more experience in, and knowledge of, higher education.

The Solution of Hacker Schools

Avi Flombaum | Posted 07.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Avi Flombaum

Adam Milligan wrote a post yesterday called "The Problem with Hacker Schools." In it, he questions the value of programs like Flatiron School, of which I'm the founder and dean.

The Problem With Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adam Milligan

The absence of clear alternatives to traditional four-year programs has generated a lot of confusion about what it takes to work effectively in software.

How to Write Software That Is Ready for the World

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Writing software that can easily be localized at a later stage isn't terribly hard, as long as you start with the end in mind. Use the following techniques to greatly minimize the amount of work required when you eventually take your software product global.

Red Hat CTO: 5 Business Benefits of Open Source Software

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Too many CIOs are still clueless about how often open source is being used in their own organizations," said a recent post that labeled open-source a...

The Secret to Building Teams at a Tech Startup

Dan McCormick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

Here's a bit of information about how our approach to small teams has evolved, and how we continue to change it as we grow.

The Creative Economy's Impact on Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Economies progress through distinct stages as cultures acquire knowledge, skill and experience. The past century has seen a shift from agriculture b...

Effective Development On a Mac

J. Randall Hunt | Posted 06.09.2014 | Huffpost Code
J. Randall Hunt

A lot of developers use Macs these days because it's the hot new thing. Unfortunately Macs are not the greatest development platform in the world out ...

Tech Revamps in Prolific Places: Touch Screens in Museums, Libraries With APIs

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

When it comes to restoring historical buildings or cultural landmarks, there is a certain amount of sensitivity needed in regards to the preservation and essence of such institutions. Such anxieties are admittedly rational.

End-of-Life Management

Brian E. Finch | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Who in their right mind would let their systems be based on a program that you knew in a few short months would be infinitely more defenseless? Turns out, way too many companies.

Microsoft President: Digital CIO Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Microsoft works through the final approvals of one of the biggest acquisitions in their history, welcomes a new CEO and prepares for Convergence 20...

A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

With major trade negotiations now underway in the Atlantic and Pacific -- plus separate multilateral talks progressing on services and IT products -- we have a historic opportunity to enact such an agenda and drive long-term growth in the digital economy.

What Your Resume Says About Your Programming Skills

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Your resume is a window into your programming skills and your personality. Make a special effort to overhaul yours to be viewed as a more desirable candidate to potential employers.

Introducing ScaleSimple, An Open Source CDN

http://blog.dberg.org | Adam Denenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Huffpost Code

I am proud to announce that today we are open sourcing our project, ScaleSimple, an open CDN platform. Head on over to GitHub to see all the code. We ...

Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

I own a FitBit and have been very involved in sensors for the human body with my volunteer work with TheHumanAPI community, but it was not until I picked up my Google Glass that it dawned on me. 2014 is the year hardware gets its sexy back.

Industries to Watch In 2014: The 10 Fastest-Growing Fields

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

One of the amazing things about business is that when one industry prospers, outsiders often find a way to tap into that success. A growing industry c...

Software Takes Command: An Interview With New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.23.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Unsuprisingly, given Manovich's stated desire to avoid generalizations about technology, Software Takes Command is most successful when offering a detailed analysis of specific media software.

Target Breach Is Tip Of Iceberg

John Fox | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
John Fox

The Target incident is the tip of the iceberg because, depending on what studies you read, you'll find that most security breaches come from equipment that is not connected to the network.

War Clouds

James Moore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Now there is another trend that investors are chasing, and it goes beyond the cloud. Convergence of storage, networking, and processing, and operating them at great speed and functionality using software out of one server box has become a growth business for some companies.