articles tagged: programming
a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords
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a peek into the minds of your future robot overlords

Imagine a device from science fiction capable of creating a self-replicating, constantly improving robotic hivemind. I wanted to know if we could build one today. Then I sort of did.

how to get the best of both (programming) worlds with a little c#
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how to get the best of both (programming) worlds with a little c#

A little coding fun with hash maps and delegates for trivial parallelization...

do you really need college to code?
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do you really need college to code?

Just because you can write an app without going to college, don't discount the value of a degree if you decide to seriously pursue computer science.

into the quantum computing mesh with a new programming language
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into the quantum computing mesh with a new programming language

Some computer scientists are so eager to work work quantum computers, they created a new language to make working with quantum circuits easier.

when a programmer writes flame war bait…
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when a programmer writes flame war bait…

In the tech world, dissing someone's tech stack is a great way to start a small holy war. And Jeff Atwood did just that on his blog.

it’s tough being an open source messiah
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it’s tough being an open source messiah

Like all communities, open source programming has its fair share of drama and emotional flareups over prominent tools and apps.

how early is too early to start programming?
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how early is too early to start programming?

Exposing kids to coding is a great idea. But it's important not to force them into programming as a career while they're still young.

changing comp sci for all the wrong reasons
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changing comp sci for all the wrong reasons

A disagreement between academic and industrial computer science is threatening to leave students in an educational no-man's land.