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New programming language helps hack living cells

The biological engineers at MIT have developed a programming language which enables them to interact with living cells. As part of their research, the researchers have already programmed 60 DNA circuits with several functions.

Walking on thin ice

April Fools’ Day 2016: Best brand hoaxes — so far

Today is the day everyone should watch their back. April Fools’ Day has taken the internet by storm with the world’s biggest companies such as Google, Samsung, Deliveroo, Vodafone and H&M all getting involved. Sure, some of the pranks may backfire but it’s all for the show, right?

Are you tired of being....tired?

4 tips to resist JavaScript fatigue

JavaScript fatigue initially revolved around React but it eventually started to spread and swallowed the entire JavaScript community. Being a bandwagon jumper and trying to use all the latest tools will inevitably lead to JavaScript fatigue, but here is how to resist it.

Magic mirror on the wall, do we need encryption at all?

“Digital crack” – A self-induced nightmare

Steve Naidamast, a senior software engineer, talks about the Apple-FBI encryption battle and reveals that the feud has deeper implications which may concern the population. Will we need encryption in the (near) future? That is one puzzle worth deciphering.

Bringing matters out in the open

Top reasons to use Node.js for web application development

There are many reasons why developers (regardless of experience level) should use Node.js for web application development, starting with its speed and ending with its proficiency at multi-user, real-time web applications. Not to mention that three years ago Nodejitsu reached out to the npm community for help running the public npm servers and raised over $300,000 for the project, proving that the community is both active and generous.

If at first you don't succeed......your code is not clean!

5 qualities of clean code: Your future self will thank you for this

Avoiding brittle code should be among developers’ golden rules but some people prefer to not write clean code and simply get it over with. If the pitfalls of unclean code are not enough to convince developers to tidy up their code, maybe the benefits of clean code will do the job.

Interview with Kai Tödter

„For me, browsers are the new Rich Client Platforms“

Elegant web applications can be built with AngularJS, Typescript and Spring Boot. The method will be explained during Kai Tödter’s workshop (Siemens) at the JAX conference; he will also dive into the eternal war between JavaScript and TypeScript and explain the way REST and HATEOAS work. He offered us a preview of what his workshop is all about.