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Showing posts from January, 2020

What Makes Developers Tick

CodinGame has explored this issue with a survey of its dev community. Among key insights, its new report reveals which country is the best to work in. CodinGame is a challenge-based training platform where programmers can improve their coding skills with fun exercises and is an easy-to-use platform for tech hiring companies. It claims a community of 1.7 million people worldwide and has over 500 international clients. For the third year running, CodinGame profiled its developer community about their education & qualifications, what they would like to learn more about in 2020, their most loved programming languages versus their most dreaded, their level of fulfillment in coding and much more. The data for the 2020 Report was collected via Survey Monkey from October to December 2019. Responses came from over 20,000 code enthusiasts in 120 countries. Here we consider some of the key takeaways from the survey.  The question  HOW DO DEVELOPERS LEARN TO CODE?  gets the ball rollin

Query Unicode From The Command Line

uni is an open source tool with just four commands that lets you query the Unicode database from the command line. It will make you wonder how you went through life dealing with character encodings without it.  With this tool you get to interrogate the Unicode database (full support for Unicode 12.1) from the CLI. For example,working with HTML and want to find the html escape of the € euro sign? Tell uni to identify it: full article on i-programmer

ActiveState Komodo IDE Now Free

There will no longer be a fee for Komodo, the multi-language IDE for Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Node.js, Golang, Ruby, Perl, and a variety of other languages and frameworks.  Last time we reported on Komodo, back in 2017, see  Komodo 11 With Revamped Code Intelligence , its lightweight counterpart Komodo EDIT was the only free offering, and of course had limitations: Komodo Edit provides the basic functionality you need for programming without debugging, unit testing, collaboration, or integration with build systems unit testing Now, with the release of Komodo 12, you get all that for free, plus the embedded ActiveState Platform with which you can automatically build runtime environments by just choosing your packages letting the Platform to resolve the necessary dependencies, as well as the State Tool, with which you can instantly and locally deploy your runtime environment. full article on i-programmer