Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
Google and its partners provide small, concrete tasks; teens choose tasks that interest them and earn points for each task completed.
Guest Post Developers need to start paying more attention to security, earlier in the process.
In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
Social coding site GitHub has just launched Repository Next, a new design for repos that puts the focus on content, speed, and everyday use.
Code for America’s founder Jennifer Pahlka will serve as the deputy CTO under Todd Park, and will bring “lean startup” principles to government.
The good news is that software keeps getting better, with fewer than one error per thousand lines of code. The bad news is that both large open-source projects and small proprietary software projects tend to have worse quality than average.
Cloudenvy provides an environment for developers to code, build, and test apps in the cloud.
Thinkful’s virtual tutoring platform provides personalized training for college students in practical skills like web development and design.
This info graphic shows a breakdown of the worldwide developer population and their path toward global domination.
Our six different courses combine for hundreds of lectures and over 70 hours of curriculum on writing code for websites, iOS games and applications, Ruby on Rails, PS6, and more.
Codecademy, the white-hot startup that teaches even total novices how to code, has launched a new tool: Creators lets anyone create a course on Codecademy and teach technology to over a million budding developers.
Guest Post If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian counterparts swoop into the air in boundless directions.
Mykonos Software sets “tar traps” to catch of cyber criminals trying to hack your Web app. The company announced a $4 million first round of funding today.
If you, like many wanna-be nerds, made a new year’s resolution to learn to code (or code better, or learn a new language) in 2012, Codecademy has a lovely new resource for you. And it’s totally free, too.
Today, Twitter gave developers a set of tools for getting web apps built and shipped as rapidly and cleanly as possible.