Get your code on in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza

Enlarge / Want to flex your coding and hacking skills but can’t get to a con? RunCode is for you. (credit: Nate Grigg) Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid for entirely out […]

Spotify hip-hop programming head leaves for YouTube

YouTube’s latest streaming music initiative may be off to a rough start, but it’s determined to step up its game. The service has confirmed months-long rumors that it hired Spotify’s hip-hop programming head Tuma Basa (pictured at left) to become its urban music director. The music industry veteran will use his “deep knowledge” to help […]

Solve Sci-Fi Programming Puzzles In Prime Mover

Post-SpaceChem, puzzler fans have had a bevy of programming and pseudo-programming games to test their solution-crafting prowess and the new game Prime Mover looks to scratch that itch as well, with its blend of circuit board construction and input manipulation. Reminiscent of a cross between Human Resource Machine and SpaceChem, Prime Mover has you transporting […]

Apple’s Original TV Programming Won’t Arrive Until 2019

It’s been six months since we learned Apple decided to get serious about producing its own television shows, but it’ll be another year before we get to see the fruits of the company’s labor. A new report says Apple’s original TV programming is being targeted for release sometime between March 2019 and summer 2019 – […]

Developers love trendy new languages, but earn more with functional programming

(credit: Stack Exchange) Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow performs an annual survey to find out more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has just been published. JavaScript remains the most widely used programming language among professional developers, making that six years at the top for the lingua franca of Web development. […]

I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids about robotics and programming — and he loved it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Steven John The award-winning Makeblock Neuron kit uses an intuitive and enjoyable approach to teaching kids the basics of programming and robotics. Kids as young as preschool age […]

Netflix now spends more on programming than Viacom — and it has Disney in its sights (NFLX, DIS, CMCSA, AAPL, AMZN)

Netflix’s streaming video service began as a place to watch episodes of old TV shows and obscure movies. But those days are long past. The company first used major deals with the likes of Sony and Disney to improve its offerings. More recently, it’s been ramping up the production of original shows, such as “Stranger […]

Bill Gates weighs in on one of the oldest, biggest battles in programming (MSFT)

    Jeff Vinnick / Stringer / Getty ImagesSee the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How Bill Gates makes and spends his billions See Also: The 50 best places to live in America Mueller just made a move indicating Rick Gates has something of significant value to offer him How 29-year-old […]