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Getting-started-with-blockchain-smart-contracts

Getting started with blockchain smart contracts


Thursday, March 11, 2021 by

Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...


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App developer's salary in 2021


Monday, March 1, 2021 by

Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...


Trust-over-IP-Foundation-hosted-by-Linux

Trust over IP Foundation hosted by Linux


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by

The Linux Foundation announced it will host the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation, an independent project to enable trustworthy exchange and verification of data between any two parties on the Internet. The ToIP Foundation will provide a robust, common standard that gives people and businesses the confidence that data is coming from a trusted source, allowing them to conn...


Developer-survey-report-from-HackerEarth

Developer survey report from HackerEarth


Monday, May 4, 2020 by

HackerEarth released its first-ever developer survey report titled “Behind the Code: HackerEarth Developer Survey 2020.” The report gives employers and recruiters a look into the minds and motivations of today’s most hard-to-recruit and highly coveted talent and provides developers with insights on upskilling and career development. The survey resul...


Free-scholarships-to-Codecademy-Pro-up-for-grabs

Free scholarships to Codecademy Pro up for grabs


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by

Codecademy is now offering 10,000 scholarships to Codecademy Pro for free to K-12 and college students across the world for the rest of the school year. The scholarships to Codecademy Pro include unlimited Codecademy programming, data science, and mobile development courses (thousands of hours), a community of peers, and paths to help students be successful. The curr...


Two-strategic-advisors-join-Findora

Two strategic advisors join Findora


Friday, August 16, 2019 by

Findora, the cryptographically transparent public blockchain for building decentralized financial applications, has two new strategic advisors; Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase, and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography.  Prior to joining Coinbase, Srinivasan was General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder of Earn.com,&...


Women-are-using-financial-apps-more-than-men-says-Liftoff-report

Women are using financial apps more than men says Liftoff report


Friday, April 12, 2019 by

Liftoff released a new report in partnership with Leanplum uncovering new insights into the world of mobile finance. Specifically, it found that women are more engaged than ever with finance apps, meaning it’s prime time for marketers to double-down on investments in the traditionally underserved demographic. The report also shows the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) co...


Using-data-driven-design-for-mobile-games

Using data driven design for mobile games


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by

Games Guild, a subset of MassDigi, provides marketing support to games that are being created by students and independent developers in the Worcester, MA area and beyond. Specifically, it provides support for MassDigi’s Live Studio. In this Live Studio, students obtain industry experience, acquire their names on a published title, as well as gain credits from Beck...


Pi-record-now-at-31.4-trillion-digits-in-2019-thanks-to-Google-Compute

Pi record now at 31.4 trillion digits in 2019 thanks to Google Compute


Thursday, March 14, 2019 by

It's March 14th which means it's Pi Day! 3.14 - which is a convenient equal to the first 3 digits of pi, get it? Pi day started in 1988, but as crazy as Pi Day itself sounds, in 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution that recognizes March 14th as Pi Day too. You can celebrate Pi Day by having a slice of pie, having a debate ...


What-game-developers-can-learn-from-Fortnite

What game developers can learn from Fortnite's rise


Friday, December 28, 2018 by

Fortnite took over the video game world in 2018 and reached over $1 billion in sales, reaching every gaming fan with experiences on all the major consoles, mobile operating systems and even streaming platforms like Twitch. However, Fortnite seems to have reached a plateau with a recent study by StreamElements revealing viewership of the game has steadily declined since ...


Get-your-hyperlocal-news-fix-with-the-Patch

Get your hyperlocal news fix with the Patch


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Patch has launched a new app for iOS and Android. The Patch app allows users to subscribe to a personalized newsfeed from multiple cities and towns across the U.S. Following a soft launch earlier this year, the app already has over 233,000 downloads and averages a 4.5-star rating on both the Apple and Android app stores.   “Everyone has a different idea of ...


Retro-gaming-talk-with-Matthew-Thomas-of-Storytellers-Entertainment

Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”. Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...


Digital-therapy-app-proven-to-reduce-chronic-back-pain-by-40-percent

Digital therapy app proven to reduce chronic back pain by 40 percent


Monday, September 24, 2018 by

Boston based digital therapy startup, Kaia Health, has launched a new app that uses AI and motion tracking technology to personalize treatment programs to manage and treat chronic low back pain (LBP) which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce chronic back pain by 40% - and "could save the US economy billions each year." Created by Kaia Health the mo...


Freelance-jobs-are-being-embraced-by-Gen-Z

Freelance jobs are being embraced by Gen Z


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by

Upwork released new data from Gen Z respondents to Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Findings show that Gen Z - the youngest segment of the adult workforce (people born between 1997-2000), ...


Pair-programming-with-two-brains-and-one-keyboard

Pair programming with two brains and one keyboard


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by

Programming is usually not a team sport. I like my headphones, my lights a certain way, and my space! But pair programming is the software development technique in which two programmers work in tandem at one workstation - ugg, I know. While at first blush it would seem to be more time consuming, Roger Neel, CTO and Co-Founder, Mavenlink says it’s actually a much m...


Using-GitHub-in-the-classroom-helps-developers-feel-more-included

Using GitHub in the classroom helps developers feel more included


Friday, August 17, 2018 by

A GitHub survey conducted with a combined 8,000 college professors and students has concluded in order to weigh in on whether experience-based or traditional computer science teaching methods proves to work best. In the study, Github measured the predicted learning outcomes from classes that utilized GitHub in their learning experience and those that did not. GitHub ...


What-if-we-never-had-to-look-at-code-to-make-an-app

What if we never had to look at code to make an app


Monday, May 7, 2018 by

I find it humorous and a little dissatisfying that programming is sometimes defined as; “the action or process of writing computer programs ”, as if we are just sitting down to write a short story!So here is my definition of programming. Programming is a complex set of engineered problem-solving ideas from the widespread neural network of the brain, that gets translated...


Using-feature-flags-in-your-app-release-management-strategy

Using feature flags in your app release management strategy


Thursday, April 19, 2018 by

Giant software releases that happen on an annual basis need to stay in the past. Year-long release cycles mean developers are forced to simply “push and pray” that the update is successful. There’s too much room for error and consumers are forced to deal with too much change at once.Today’s consumers expect constant, imperceptible software updates, and today’s developer...


Change-the-Game-Design-Challenge-launches-from-Google

Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...


Tech-Superwomen-Summit-2018-announces-their-lineup

Tech Superwomen Summit 2018 announces their lineup


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by

Tech By Superwomen announced its second Tech Superwomen Summit (TSWS18), happening May 3-4, 2018 at the City View at Metreon in San Francisco. The Summit is committed to helping enable greater diversity in the tech space, bringing women and men together to speak about the roles of responsibility, accountability and highlights paths forward to transform tech culture and ...


Device-testing-in-the-cloud-empowers-developers--and-ad-fraudsters-

Device testing in the cloud empowers developers and ad fraudsters


Friday, December 8, 2017 by

Cloud technology has been a game-changer for many industries. It has reduced IT costs, made updating and upgrading systems much easier, allowed businesses to scale operations quickly, and it has enabled flexible work collaboration. The cloud also has major implications on how digital ads are tested and served to millions of people globally. The opportunity to seamlessly...


NVIDIA-teaching-developers-about-the-power-of-AI

NVIDIA teaching developers about the power of AI


Friday, November 3, 2017 by

NVIDIA has announced a broad expansion of its Deep Learning Institute (DLI), which is training tens of thousands of students, developers and data scientists with critical skills needed to apply artificial intelligence. “The world faces an acute shortage of data scientists and developers who are proficient in deep learning, and we’re focused on addressing that need,” sai...


Crossfield-Digital-talks-sports-apps-and-feature-creep

Crossfield Digital talks sports apps and feature creep


Thursday, October 26, 2017 by

Crossfield Digital, a New York headquartered development stsudio, is a member of the RSE Ventures family of companies. Crossfield boasts clients like the International Champions Cup, Red Bull Global Rallycross and Bleacher Report, but is equally experienced with entrepreneurs in a broad range of industries who are trying to build exciting new products. Last month, ...


How-mobile-app-testing-has-changed

How mobile app testing has changed


Friday, August 4, 2017 by

Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...


IBM-Watson-Analytics-to-improve-the-student-retention-rates-at-SCSU

IBM Watson Analytics to improve the student retention rates at SCSU


Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Low student retention rates continue to challenge many colleges and universities across the U.S. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported this summer that for all students who started college in the U.S. in the fall of 2015, only 61.1 percent returned to their original school for the fall semester of 2016. Studies show that college freshman who r...


BioBlox2D-game-helps-you-learn-protein-docking

BioBlox2D game helps you learn protein docking


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together.BioBlox2D is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and Goldsmiths, University of London. It turns the science of how proteins fit together (or ‘dock’) with smaller molecules, such as medic...


Demand-for-mobile-print-solutions-are-on-the-rise

Demand for mobile print solutions are on the rise


Thursday, May 11, 2017 by

Understanding the opportunity for mobile printing in the workplace first requires rejecting the notion that the enterprise has abandoned much of its need for printing and paper records. Digital forms and workflows may be reducing the amount of paperwork, yet many organizations still rely on hard-copy contracts, government forms and reports to support business processes ...


Growing-your-business-with-an-app

Growing your business with an app


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by

There are many different tools available for businesses to use to market and promote their products and services. Social media is one of those major platforms, but the passive nature of these websites and platforms doesn’t always make them the best way to reach customers. Creating a mobile app for your business allows you to directly engage with your consumer base, but ...


Big-Nerd-Ranch-doubled-their-profits-last-year

Big Nerd Ranch doubled their profits last year


Thursday, February 2, 2017 by

According the App Annie Forecast Report, the global mobile app store downloads will reach 288.4 billion in 2020, up from 149.3 billion in 2016. That's almost double the amount of downloads in just 4 years! Information like this makes wanna-be mobile developers jump out of their seats to ask one question, "How can I do THAT?"Although some do go on to do the traditional c...


MobileBridge-and-Zapp-RideShare-team-up-to-change-the-way-people-commute

MobileBridge and Zapp RideShare team up to change the way people commute


Friday, January 20, 2017 by

Innovative electric ride share company climbs aboard leading mobile engagement platform to power advanced customer engagement via mobile channel. Zapp’s company mission is to change the way people commute around cities, college campuses and tourist areas while reducing carbon emissions with economical, low speed, electric rental vehicles. Zapp RideShare currently rents ...


Salesforce-Trailhead-turned-this-future-lawyer-into-a-citizen-developer

Salesforce Trailhead turned this future lawyer into a citizen developer


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by

This week, we spoke with Krystal Carter, President, Chief Cloud Enthusiast, Danny Kay Cloud, about how she went from aspirations to being an attorney to owning her own cloud consulting company, and her advice for others looking to kick-start their career in the digital economy. Prior to working in tech what did you do for a living? What made you want to switch care...


VR-First-says-universities-everywhere-are-adopting-VR---AR

VR First says universities everywhere are adopting VR - AR


Friday, January 6, 2017 by

As more universities use VR and AR, it could help guide the future of developer learning courseware.The latest research from VR First presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the support of the CONTEXT and IEEE Digital Senses Initiative, reveals an increase in VR/AR adoption at universities worldwide in 2016, highlighting the early impact of VR First's acad...


Cross-channel-game-advertising-and-the-holistic-approach

Cross channel game advertising and the holistic approach


Thursday, December 1, 2016 by

Surprisingly for a mobile-centric world and an industry dominated by mobile games, game marketers are still spending a hefty amount of marketing dollars on television ads. TV isn’t dead yet, but ‘cord-cutting’ is a phenomenon among the millennial generation that can’t be denied. For those still tuned in to TV programming, their attention is increasingly divided bet...


Meet-Dav-Glass,-local-hero-hacker-and-Yahoo-Distinguished-Engineer

Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer


Thursday, November 10, 2016 by

Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also coaches 3 robotics teams at a local High Sch...


You-can-now-get-certified-as-an-IBM-Watson-Application-Developer

You can now get certified as an IBM Watson Application Developer


Friday, October 14, 2016 by

IBM has announced the Watson Application Developer Certification, a program that for the first time enables developers to test and validate their expertise in cognitive computing. Simultaneously, the program also better enables businesses around the globe to identify qualified talent that can help them build enterprise and consumer-ready solutions.The field of cognitive...