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Open-source code: by the people, for the people

Open source ideals are already spreading in governments throughout the world, with good reason. A global network of developers is motivated to help.

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The developer’s guide to interviewing

Know the stack. Know the algorithms. Talk it out. Dirty up that whiteboard. Then shake hands and walk out the door with confidence; you nailed it. And don’t forget your jacket.

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Rebooting the Bay Bridge: A classic rewrite story

The ground-up software rewrite is the bane of many organizations. Fortunately, we have the ultimate real-life example of a rewrite in action right here in San Francisco: the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.

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Apple responds to developer site hacker, sort of

Apple’s developer site is still down following a very public hacking attack by Ibrahim Balic last week, in which he downloaded over 100,000 developers’ private contact information. But Balic finally has what he wanted all along: recognition from Apple of his efforts.

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Meet Binary, an iPad app for writing code

“Imagine I’m relaxing on the beach and get a notification saying the servers are down. I open up Binary, fix a couple lines of code, push the changes, and get back to playing with the dogs on the beach,” says creator Darshan Shankar.