8 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Beginner Eclipse IDE Users  [LINK]
This article was originally written for Eclipse Juno but has since been updated for Eclipse Oxygen. I recently had two pair-programming assignments, each in Java and each with a separate partner. Going into this without much knowledge, my first partn... [Read More]
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How to Make a Web Crawler With Selenium  [LINK]
Web Crawling is extremely useful to automate certain tasks performed routinely on websites. You can write a crawler to interact with a website just as a human would do. In an earlier article, we covered the basics of writing a webcrawler using the py... [Read More]
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Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous.  [LINK]
Every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. But the complexity of that software also keeps growing. The post Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous. appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Pancake Stressbuster Event on Dec. 10  [LINK]
Orange After Dark (OAD) hosts its popular biannual Pancake Breakfast Stressbuster on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. in Schine Dining Center. Student Centers and Programming Services (SCPS), along with the Office of Student Activities, both within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, are excited to continue the finals tradition. The event is free for all students; no ti... [Read More]
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A Quick Introduction to Java 8 Lambdas  [LINK]
If you’re a Java programmer and you’re interested in learning more about Java 8 lambdas, in this article we’re going to take a closer look at lambda syntax and usage. A lambda expression in Java is a concise way to express a method ... [Read More]
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Google Has Some Great Advice for Your Tech Career  [LINK]
Dreaming of a job at Google? Or any other big tech company? It won’t be easy. In fact, even finding out which things you need to study and in what order can be difficult, regardless of what kind of tech career you aim to pursue. A simple q... [Read More]
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12 Awesome HTML5 Templates You Should Be Using  [LINK]
HTML5 is the latest and greatest version of the language that powers the internet. Even if you know all of the basics, building a site from scratch takes a long time. Why not use a template instead? There are lots of free HTML5 templates out there, a... [Read More]
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Test Your AI Coding Skills With This Programming Challenge  [LINK]
Everyone’s betting on artificial intelligence. While some are warning that AI poses serious risks, the fact is that artificial intelligence programming is where many careers are headed. The good news is that you can jump into AI programming wit... [Read More]
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Looking for the Best Programming Languages? Start Here!  [LINK]
Whether you’re completely new to programming or looking to jump into a new kind of programming you’ve never touched, one of the most important questions to ask is: “Which programming language is right for me?” These days, you ... [Read More]
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What Makes a Good Programmer? 10 Basic Programming Principles  [LINK]
Anyone can write code. But good code? That’s where it gets tough. We’ve all heard horror stories about spaghetti code, massive if-else chains, entire programs that can break just by changing one variable, functions that look like they wer... [Read More]
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What’s New in HTML5? 9 Elements You Need to Know  [LINK]
HTML5 is the latest and greatest version of the most widely used markup language on the web. There are some big changes from the last version of the language, and if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some really cool functional... [Read More]
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What’s New in HTML5? 9 Elements You Need to Know  [LINK]
HTML5 is the latest and greatest version of the most widely used markup language on the web. There are some big changes from the last version of the language, and if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some really cool functionality. We don’t have the room to cover every new element in the fifth version of HTML, but these nine are some of the most important ones. For mor... [Read More]
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10 Reasons Why Programmers Are More Fun to Date  [LINK]
You’re trying to get into the dating scene, but you just can’t find the right one. No matter who you go on a date with, they don’t click with you. Well, have you ever tried dating a programmer? No, we’re serious! Programmers m... [Read More]
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Write Batch Files in Windows? How If-Else Statements Work  [LINK]
Batch files are one of Windows’ hidden secrets for productivity. With just a bit of work, you can automate monotonous tasks and never worry about them again. Power users should learn all about batch scripting sooner rather than later. One ... [Read More]
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20 TED Talks on Programming Everyone Must Watch  [LINK]
With these TED Talks on programming, you won’t learn how to program but rather how to be a programmer. Knowing how to write code is only one aspect of programming, and quite frankly one of the lesser aspects. Knowing how to think is key. Attitu... [Read More]
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What Is JavaScript and How Does It Work?  [LINK]
JavaScript is a programming language for the web. It is supported by most web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, internet Explorer, Edge, Opera, etc. Most mobile browsers for smart phones support JavaScript too. It is primarily used to enhan... [Read More]
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Microsoft Set to Release Quantum Computer Programming Language  [LINK]
Microsoft looks to the future with the upcoming release of its own quantum computing programming language. The post Microsoft Set to Release Quantum Computer Programming Language appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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How Codea Lets You Create Your Own iPad Apps  [LINK]
Ready to give coding a go? Codea can help. Creating an iPad app isn’t easy, but it’s certainly not impossible. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there are various apps and services that set out to make your first steps as agreeable as ... [Read More]
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7 Cool HTML Effects That Anyone Can Add To Their Website  [LINK]
You want your website to look awesome, but your web development skills are lacking? Don’t despair! You don’t have to know CSS or PHP to build a fancy site. Some good old HTML and knowing how to copy-and-paste will do. We have co... [Read More]
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Learn to Code by Remixing Existing Apps for Free  [LINK]
If you’re a novice programmer, the path ahead of you may seem daunting. Boot camps are tough, and you don’t feel at home in a programmer’s den. But there is one place on the web you can go to try out your developing skills for the sheer fun of it. Glitch is a playground for coders of all kinds. Through it, you can make your own app or remix any of the existing... [Read More]
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Why the Java Virtual Machine Helps Your Code Run Better  [LINK]
Are you currently debating whether to use java for your next application, or use native toolkits and frameworks? Would you like to know what advantages java provides over native programming for an application? Read on to find out! What Is a Native Application? A native application is a program written specifically for an operating system (OS), and possibly for the specific hardware running that OS... [Read More]
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How to Automate Photoshop With Photoshop Scripts  [LINK]
Photoshop is a wonderful tool for editing images — and it’s no secret that we’re big fans of it here. We’ve previously covered how to design a simple logo, and how to fix overexposed photos, so automation is the next logical step once you’ve mastered the basics. You may have heard of Photoshop Actions. These provide a simple way for you to automate tasks. Today I&rsqu... [Read More]
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Manage Your File Versioning Like a Programmer With Git  [LINK]
If you’ve ever worked with colleagues on a document, you know this pain: someone takes the first pass (document.doc), then emails it to everyone. The next person does the same, as does the third, each tacking a revision (document_rev3.doc) to the file’s name. The manager likes what she sees and tags it as complete (document_final.doc)… until last-minute changes come along (docum... [Read More]
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What Are CGI Scripts and How Do They Improve Websites?  [LINK]
CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. It is a standard protocol for web servers to execute programs and generate output for web browsers. The program is referred to as a CGI program (or a CGI script). It executes on behalf of the web server to produce output when a particular URL is requested by the user’s web browser. Benefits of CGIs A CGI enhances a website in many ways. Starting from ... [Read More]
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