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I can write code, but can't design well. Any help?
When should I make the first commit to source control?

Ebooks: winners in the generation game

www.guardian.co.uk
The growth of e-reading among older age groups shouldn't come as too much of a surpriseNew technology, like pop music or radical politics, is something you're expected to lose touch with as you get older. This idea is encouraged by the young, who would rather their elders gracefully embraced luddism...
Ebooks: winners in the generation game
How do I deal with a team member who refuses to make comments in code?

Come say hi at our first Engadget+gdgt Live event in Austin tomorrow night!

www.engadget.com
As most of you know by now, we've recently welcomed some old friends back to the fold here at greater Aol Tech. We're thrilled to be working with the gdgt crew on our first event together, tomorrow night in Austin during SXSW. We'd love to have you join us...
Come say hi at our first Engadget+gdgt Live event in Austin tomorrow night!
I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code--what now?
How important is it to reduce the number of lines in code?
Can and should you ask for a code sample during a company interview?
Is it true that "not everyone can be a programmer"?
Is it common to minimize JavaScript usage when building a website?

Super High Aperture: it's why the new iPad's Retina display is so dense

www.engadget.com
Super High Aperture. Heard of it? Probably not, but thanks to Apple, you'll probably long for days when you didn't in just a few months. According to an in-depth look from the folks at DisplaySearch, the aforesaid technique is the primary reason that Apple was able to shove 2,048 x...
Super High Aperture: it's why the new iPad's Retina display is so dense

With an Eye on Citywide Elections, New York Tech Tests Its Political Klout Score

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Except to see more of this. (Photo: Guest of a Guest) It’s never too early to start speculating about the next election cycle. So less than a month into the new year, it suddenly seems reasonable to say that 2013 will be New York tech’s debut as a political force....
With an Eye on Citywide Elections, New York Tech Tests Its Political Klout Score
Why aren't user-defined operators more common?
Ask Stack: What is the best way to divide work between developers?
Christian Louboutin Sells $1,700 Tech-Inspired Stilettos, But Doesn't Understand What 'Computer Code' Looks Like
Recursion or while loops: Which is better?
New BitCoin credit card to free your plastic from paper currency

Douglas Rushkoff On The Terror of Time [VIDEO]

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Over the course of 20 years, 15 books, and countless speeches and articles, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has established quite a following among technophiles. With titles like 2010’s Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, it’s no wonder folks like Andy Weissman quoted Mr. Rushkoff to explain...
Douglas Rushkoff On The Terror of Time [VIDEO]
How to name a variable when the word is both a noun and a verb?
How should I add a new developer to the team?

MiniDisc, the forgotten format

www.guardian.co.uk
Twenty years ago, Sony launched a format that promised CD clarity and cassette convenience - but the world just wasn't interested. Why not?Twenty years ago this month, Sony unveiled the technology they hoped would transform our relationship with music. Cassettes were too flimsy, fading and snapping as time passed. CDs...
MiniDisc, the forgotten format
Are you obligated to point out security flaws if you're just hired for a small job?

QRmovie puts adaptive, animated QR codes in film

thenextweb.com
The very mention of QR codes will likely incite groans in the least cynical of technophiles. What once was a tangible and exciting example of two-worlds colliding, bringing the physical world into the digital realm with funky barcodes and smartphones, now illustrates what can happen when we’re not really quite...
QRmovie puts adaptive, animated QR codes in film

Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces

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The workspaces: The Alley DUMBO Startup Lab Fueled General Assembly Green Spaces Grind Hive55 New Work City Projective Space Secret Clubhouse WeWork WixView as a single page See them on a map:View Larger Map Free-flowing beer, midday yoga and new classes to choose. My life in college? No, my month...
Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces
Ask Stack: How can I find a good open source project to join?
Is there an excuse for short variable names?
What's preferable: Exceptions or explicit error testing?

Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood Choses Life Over Work, Internet Applauds

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Mr. Atwood Yesterday, Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood did the unthinkable, at least in Startupland where work is your life and companies are talked about and tended to with the same care as young children. On his blog Coding Horror, Mr. Atwood announced that effective March 1st, he would leave...
Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood Choses Life Over Work, Internet Applauds
How important is self-teaching prior to entering the programming world?
How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?