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Programming in Ruby: A critical look at the pros and cons
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Programming in Ruby: A critical look at the pros and cons

Originally posted on searchapparchitecture.techtarget. While Ruby showcases an impressive spread of beneficial features, there are still specific shortcomings that may explain why its adoption numbers have been conspicuously erratic. Since its release in 1995, programmers have used Ruby for both web development and higher-level server management projects. Whether a novice or veteran, Ruby and the...

How to use Python to figure out why your friends have more friends than you
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How to use Python to figure out why your friends have more friends than you

Originally posted on thenextweb. Allow me to demonstrate: The Friendship Paradox Do your friends, on average, have more friends than you? If you are an average person, there is a high chance that you have fewer friends than your friends. This is called the friendship paradox. This phenomenon states that most people have fewer friends than their...

How to Use Python’s time Module
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How to Use Python’s time Module

Originally posted on makeuseof. Time and date manipulation is one of the more complicated coding tasks. Fortunately, Python makes it much easier with its powerful time module. Python’s time module offers a wide variety of time-related features and is often handy when building your backend with Python. Using this library, you can fetch the current...

Python 3.10 is finally adding some much-needed features
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Python 3.10 is finally adding some much-needed features

Originally posted on techradar. The next stable version of popular open source programming language, Python 3.10, has been released, bringing with it a host of new syntax and typing features that’ll appeal to long-time developers. Python 3.10 follows the languages’ 30th anniversary earlier this year in February 2021, and though it doesn’t have a long list of new features,...

Front-end vs. back-end development: What’s the difference?
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Front-end vs. back-end development: What’s the difference?

Originally posted on zdnet. Front- and back-end development are the two main specialization areas within web development. Front-end handles what is visible to visitors while back-end handles the background processes. Both are equally important in making a functional website. If you have any interest in web technology, you may have heard the phrases “front-end” and...

Getting Started With Python on Hardware
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Getting Started With Python on Hardware

Originally posted on makezine. Python is one of the fastest growing languages in the world. It’s accessible enough for schools to teach as a first programming language but powerful enough to handle the complexities of some of the most widely used web services, including Instagram, Spotify, and Netflix. And now Python’s star is rising in...

How to ensure the highest quality of Software code
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How to ensure the highest quality of Software code

Originally posted on dev. TL;DR: By following best industry practices like linting, unit testing, static code analysis and continuous monitoring of the software. Modern Software Development The software development process has changed a lot in last few years. Many of the modern tools & frameworks has built-in support to ensure that the code is clean, maintainable...

7 Algorithms Every Programmer Should Know
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7 Algorithms Every Programmer Should Know

Originally posted on makeuseof. These algorithms are essential to every programmer’s workflow. As a student of programming, you’ve likely learned plenty of different algorithms throughout the course of your career. Becoming proficient in different algorithms is absolutely essential for any programmer. With so many algorithms, it can be challenging to keep track of what’s essential....

How Pros Automate Repetitive Code using VS Code
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How Pros Automate Repetitive Code using VS Code

Originally posted on dev. While Programming, you are bound to encounter Repetitive Code, writing which is a complete waste of time. I am not talking about Non-DRY Code, but Essentials Code that is necessary to be written. An example of this would be connecting State/Dispatch to Props using React-Redux. Anyone who has worked on a decent-sized React-Redux project knows how many times you have to write the same...

Data Science Trends of the Future 2022
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Data Science Trends of the Future 2022

Originally posted on datasciencecentral. Data Science is an exciting field for knowledge workers because it increasingly intersects with the future of how industries, society, governance and policy will function. While it’s one of those vague terms thrown around a lot for students, it’s actually fairly simple to define. Data science is an interdisciplinary field that...

7 VS Code Extensions for Frontend Developers
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7 VS Code Extensions for Frontend Developers

Originally posted on dev. As a developer, you’re always looking for cutting-edge tools, tricks, and extensions to improve your productivity and efficiency. Being able to manage your time better is a valuable skill for software engineers. Therefore, here’s a list of Visual Studio Code extensions that help frontend developers (and not only!) to increase their...

Understanding JavaScript currying
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Understanding JavaScript currying

Originally posted on dev. Currying is a concept from lambda calculus, but don’t let that freak you out — it’s quite simple to implement. Currying is a function that takes one argument at a time and returns a new function expecting the next argument. It is a transformation of functions that translates a function from...

Why every developer should be using TDD
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Why every developer should be using TDD

Originally posted on dev. Introduction No skill is more important for programmers than the ability to write code that works. But all too often, developers don’t think about whether their code will work until it’s finished, and by then they’ve already created many bugs that are difficult or impossible to fix. That’s why every developer...

My first programming language and early adventures
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My first programming language and early adventures

Originally posted on opensource. A student in 1988 in Poland is invited to a computer lab. A few days ago, contributors to Opensource.com were asked to share our personal stories about how we got into programming. Many entertaining and fascinating responses were submitted. It would be interesting to quantify these data in time. Intriguing patterns emerged....

Rust rises in popularity for cloud-native apps and environments
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Rust rises in popularity for cloud-native apps and environments

Originally posted on searchcloudcomputing.techtarget. Rust is making a name for itself in cloud. See why developers are putting in the effort to adopt the programming language for cloud-native development. Over the last several years, a relatively new programming language called Rust has surged in popularity among both cloud vendors and developers. Originally sponsored by Mozilla,...

Python 3.10’s Top 6 Useful Features
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Python 3.10’s Top 6 Useful Features

Originally posted on makeuseof. Python’s new version 3.10 brings some exciting changes to the language. Here are the features we’ll be making use of. Python 3.10 boasts of being one of the most stable versions available for users to download, and will be released later this year. The newly released version will come with many...

The (Most Comprehensive) JavaScript Design Principles Guide
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The (Most Comprehensive) JavaScript Design Principles Guide

Originally posted on dev. The (Most Comprehensive) JavaScript Design Principles Guide As JavaScript developers we strive towards clean, healthy, and maintainable code. We strive towards solving challenges eloquently. While these challenges may each, within themselves, be unique – we don’t necessarily require unique solutions for each individual one of these new challenges we face. If...