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13 Games in ≤ 13kB of JavaScript

As the seventh annual js13kGames competition comes to a close, a grand total of 274 games were submitted. Even more impressive, each one was created in a single month, using less than 13 kB.

The next career step for Senior Software Engineers (that isn’t management)

You’ve been working as a programmer for a few years, you’ve been promoted once or twice, and now you’re wondering what’s next. The path until this point was straightforward: you learned how to work on your own, and then you get promoted to Senior Software Engineer or some equivalent job title.

Stop building websites with infinite scroll!

While infinite scroll does provide a solution in some cases, it can be less than ideal for users.

Don’t Make Squirrel Burgers

Your manager comes to you and says “Hey, Joe.  Let’s talk.  I need to get a new system developed to keep track of our help desk calls.  It needs to have a slick user-interface that is easy to navigate, it needs to be fast, and also we need integration with SAP.”  You ponder what the system architecture might be like.  He continues.  “So how long do you think this will take?”

One Windows Kernel

Windows is one of the most versatile and flexible operating systems out there, running on a variety of machine architectures and available in multiple SKUs. It currently supports x86, x64, ARM and ARM64 architectures. Windows used to support Itanium, PowerPC, DEC Alpha, and MIPS (wiki entry). In addition, Windows supports a variety of SKUs that run in a multitude of environments; from data centers, laptops, Xbox, phones to embedded IOT devices such as ATM machines.

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