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GitHub Confirms it Has Blocked Developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea

An anonymous reader shares a report: The impact of U.S. trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub, the world's largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran,
TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene

TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene

People watching videos online in India is expected to double by 2020.

Is Hiring Broken?

DevNull127 writes: Hiring is broken and yours is too," argues a New York-based software developer whose LinkedIn profile says he's worked at both Amazon and Google, as well as doing architecture

Netflix cancels animated comedy 'Tuca & Bertie' after one season

Even a stellar cast and team of Bojack Horseman producers, led by creator Lisa Hannwalt, couldn't save the animated series Tuca & Bertie from Netflix's axe. The streaming company announced that
How R-Ladies made data science inclusive

How R-Ladies made data science inclusive

The R programming community credits R-Ladies for increasing the number of women who use the language, as well as making things generally more comfortable for all.

Is Object-Oriented Programming a Trillion Dollar Disaster?

Senior full-stack engineer Ilya Suzdalnitski recently published a lively 6,000-word essay calling object-oriented programming "a trillion dollar disaster." Precious time and brainpower are being spent

GitLab Survey Finds Positive Results For Both DevOps and Working Remotely

GitLab's CEO and co-founder says there was one big takeaway from their recent "2019 Global Developer Report: DevSecOps": that early adopters of a strong Devops model experience greater security.

Is There Tension Between Developers and Security Professionals?

"Everyone knows security needs to be baked into the development lifecycle, but that doesn't mean it is," writes ZDNet, reporting on a new survey they say showed that "long-standing friction between
The woman who taught computers to speak English

The woman who taught computers to speak English

Grace Hopper was a pioneering woman in the field of computer programming and the Navy Reserves—both areas notoriously dominated by men.

Developer Requests Google Remove Their Logo From Re-Designed Golang Page

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: Another very minor kerfuffle has broken out in the community for the Go programming language. When its official Twitter account asked for feedback on the new look of
DJI's Super-Fast Robot Car Is an Absolute Blast

DJI's Super-Fast Robot Car Is an Absolute Blast

The DJI Robomaster S1 is the childhood toy I always wanted. Actually, it’s way better than that. Compared to junk like the Tyco Rebound I had in the 90's, the Robomaster S1 is faster, more
What R’s most popular tools say about the state of data science

What R’s most popular tools say about the state of data science

Examining the most popular packages is a simple way to get a feel for what is happening in the field.
Learn Java for cheap with this online course sale

Learn Java for cheap with this online course sale

TL;DR: Master one of the world's most popular programming languages by signing up for The Ultimate Java Expert Certification Bundle, on sale for $31. While wine gets better with age, the same is
Death by Prototype: Why Just Getting Started Isn’t Enough

Death by Prototype: Why Just Getting Started Isn’t Enough

In an office somewhere, leadership continues to discuss just how effective the cloud would be for collaboration and efficiency but hesitates to make a move toward an integrated system. Elsewhere,

'Kerfuffle' Erupts Around Newly-Proposed try() Feature For Go Language

Matt Klein, a member of the Go steering committee recently apologized for the angst caused to some people by "the try() kerfuffle... Change is hard, but sometimes it's for the best." Tech columnist
You don't need to break the bank to become a master coder

You don't need to break the bank to become a master coder

TL;DR: Simply name your price to get access to this 20-course programming bundle. Coding is one of the most important skills you can possess in the tech industry, and it often pays extremely well.
Discord Just Banned a Server Selling DeepNude, an App That Undresses Photos of Women

Discord Just Banned a Server Selling DeepNude, an App That Undresses Photos of Women

A small community of people is dedicated to reviving DeepNude, a program that creates non-consensual nudes of women.
Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline

Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline

An app that algorithmically 'undressed' images of women was taken down by its creator, citing server overload and potential harms.

Early Soyuz Spacecraft Had a Peculiar User Interface, Says Developer Charles Simonyi

Tekla Perry writes: When WYSIWIG pioneer Charles Simonyi went to space, he couldn't but help notice the awkward user interface on the rocket's control panel. It was a case of legacy systems, not
This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click

This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click

The $50 DeepNude app dispenses with the idea that deepfakes were about anything besides claiming ownership over women’s bodies.