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The One Big Thing That Will Reduce Software Bugs, But No One Does It

David Thielen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Technology
David Thielen

This one simple change in the mindset of programmers can drastically reduce the number and seriousness of bugs. This change leads to software that wor...

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.

The Future Of Programming: 5 Reasons To Code In The Cloud

Andrew J Solimine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Andrew J Solimine

The modern day coder looks less and less like computer programmers of the past -- by way of cloud-based platforms and more accessible Learn to Code courses, we're seeing a democratization of coding, leading to a range of new stakeholders involved in the creation of innovative technologies.

10 Things We Forgot to Monitor

Jehiah Czebotar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jehiah Czebotar

"Law of Murphy for devops: if thing can able go wrong, is mean is already wrong but you not have Nagios alert of it yet."

PODCAST: Tinder And Facebook Make Us Emotional

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2:...

Why Go Language is not Good

yager.io | Will Yager | Posted 06.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

"I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just no...

PODCAST: WWDC Recap and the Erdős–Bacon Number

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 06.19.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss tech news and interview special, technically-skilled guests for the Floating Points Podcast. ...

UI design ramblings on the way to NYC BigApps BigBuild

Marc Shifflett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

First, a few details you should know about. The first NYC BigApps BigBuild was on Saturday, May 17th at the NY Media Center, 30 John Street in DUMBO, ...

Why Developers Should Embrace Apple's Swift Language

David Fekke | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
David Fekke

Swift has the power of traditional general purpose languages like C and C++, but it also has the elegance of a scripting language like Python. Swift will also attract developers to write software who would have never developed applications for the Mac or iOS platforms.

The Future of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Posted 08.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Fred Simon

So what do we see as the future of open source? When it comes to software development, it will be increasingly difficult to integrate, develop, and extend closed source software--and extremely costly compared to open source alternatives.

PODCAST: Is Cyber Security Dead?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss tech news and interview special, technically-skilled guests for the Floating Points Podcast. ...

Did iOS Development Just Get a lot Simpler?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 06.04.2014 | Huffpost Code

Apple commenced WWDC, their annual developer conference in San Francisco, with a two-hour keynote. The presentation featured several software updates ...

Moving On From Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

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 Consumerization of Software Development in Business

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

Business users are beginning to bring their consumer devices and apps to work, and asking why they don't have such tools in the office?

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.

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 ...

Software Design & Trustworthiness

Howard Chu | Posted 05.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Howard Chu

GnuTLS was all over the news last week, but shouldn't have been. In the OpenLDAP Project we'd discussed its problems with the GnuTLS authors back in 2008...

How to Set Up and Manage Your Software Development Team

Fueled | Posted 05.04.2014 | Technology
Fueled

Building a software development team can be as tricky as assembling Marvel's Avengers and managing the Hulk's anger. You have to try and find balance between individuals that are both creative and logical and most of the time highly opinionated.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Watch The Live Stream Of Richard Stallman Discussing A Free Digital Society

Posted 02.20.2014 | Huffpost Code

Tonight, Dr. Richard Stallman is presenting a talk titled A Free Digital Society. Dr. Stallman will address the many threats to freedom in our digital...

The Legend Of The Phoenix: Building The New HuffPost

Vitaly Rozman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Huffpost Code
Vitaly Rozman

There is a rule of thumb in the world of software development that every single developer learns at the beginning of his/her career: "When something works, don't touch it." Well, the rules are meant to be broken, and that's exactly what we have done with the Phoenix project.