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The 16-Hour Guide to the AWS Developer Associate Exam

FreecodeCamp has released this great-sounding class on developing for the AWS platform, which is of interest regardless of whether or not you're looking to get the AWS Associate certificate. We take a detailed look. As more and more businesses move onto the cloud to take advantage of PaaS/IaaS and reduce their operating costs, their developers will find themselves one way or the other, soon or later, bound to work on a Cloud platform. And AWS is the most likely since it's the most popular. on i-programmer

Play & Learn With CryptoHack

CryptoHack is a fun way to learn cryptography and also acquire valuable CTF skills. Through a series of puzzles, it challenges you to break bad implementations of "modern" crypto, such as AES, RSA, and Elliptic-curves. Although CryptoHack took its inspiration from Capture the Flag competitions, it focuses exclusively on their cryptography aspects, that is breaking ciphers, decrypting, encoding and converting between formats. Its challenges include:  Downloading vulnerable source code and determining how to crack the output. Making web requests to a server and slowly extracting confidential data. Connecting to a port and performing a man-in-the-middle attack on two parties trying to communicate.  full article on

Dwitter On The JavaScript Demoscene

How much awesomeness can you fit in only 140 characters of JavaScript and a (HTML) canvas? Part of the demoscene, Dwitter hosts small but powerful user-contributed JavaScript snippets that run in the browser and do amazing things. First, what is a demoscene?  full article on

Minecraft Education Edition Worlds Available For Free

Written by Nikos Vaggalis     Friday, 10 April 2020 In yet another offering during the pandemic, Microsoft has made a number of Minecraft Worlds available for free until June 30. Now that schools are closed, you have to keep the kids occupied somehow. What better way to learn and educate through Minecraft?  Back in 2019 we covered Minecraft's  Computer Science Curriculum  targeted at students in the age range 11 to 16. This has has around 30 hours of material for teaching students the merits of writing code to automate tasks using the core concepts of computational thinking, including Artificial Intelligence. full article on

Access ACM Digital Library for Free

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Library has opened its gates to the public for free until June 30, 2020. It's a unique opportunity to delve into the depths of the ACM library,well maze more appropriately, since the material that it contains is very rich and spans multiple Computing disciplines. There's the main categories of Journals, Magazines, Proceedings, Books, SIGs (Special Interest Groups), Conferences and People to explore. Under Journals you'll find: full article on

Conferences Going Virtual

Due to the Covid-19 planetary wide scare, many conferences instead of being canceled have gone purely virtual. To know which ones are choosing this delivery method Spokable has posted an ever-updated tracker of virtual conferences, at the moment covering over 40 online events. Having cancelled Strata California and Strata London events, O'Reilly  went virtual with Strata Data & AI Superstream. full article on