Women used to make up nearly 40% of computer science majors. Now, that number hovers under 20% despite numerous diversity initiatives. Where have all the female coders gone? The answer might surprise you.
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Blockchain comes in handy if you don’t want to put your trust in a specific third party. It is great if you want the transactions made in the system to be unchangeable but it also adds inefficiency compared to regular databases. It can be slow, cumbersome and it has scaling problems. Blockchain is not perfect.
The Internet of Things offers a beautiful, interconnected vision of the future. However, secure code has to underpin all things IoT because just one chink in the armor leaves us all vulnerable.
Is it possible to build a better system that doesn’t just survive shocks but actually thrives because of them? Nassim Taleb thinks so. Today, we’re talking about antifragility and what that means for DevOps.
Keeping your data secure is more important than ever, but it seems like there’s a new wide-scale data breach every other week. In this article, David Mytton discusses what developers can do to prepare for what’s fast becoming inevitable.
Discover Eclipse Vorto, an open-source Internet of Things project that helps compile and manage abstract device descriptions. In this article, Alexander Edelmann explains how to use Vorto to manage and effortlessly integrate IoT devices.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Java is still extremely important in today’s tech. Here, Wayne Citrin explains why Java is alive, kicking, and not going away anytime soon.
Kickstarter is all about crowd-sourcing awesome products to the world. Today, we’ve looked into their active products to bring you the best tech and developer friendly projects that still need funding, including a robot that can be controlled with your X-box controller, beer that you can brew with an app, and even a device that helps improve your screen slouch posture.
Docker’s new open-source project brings containers to the masses. The extremely customizable Moby Project is meant to help make containers mainstream.
IoT is more than being able to control your thermostat from an app on your phone; it’s the idea of a future where you’re always connected. The all new PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem meant to provide a single, unified development tool for the Internet of Things.
Open source was originally meant to help us break free from the shackles of proprietary software. But coding and maintaining an open source project is basically a full-time job. Volunteering time and experience means the community thrives, but who benefits from all this unpaid labor? And how do we foot the bill for all of these servers, anyways?
Machine learning is the future. If, of course, we can teach computers to understand the signal from the noise. Neural networks are learning to do amazing things from recognizing images to driving and even coming up with recipes. But maybe we should hold off on hiring robots to replace our chefs.