Sharkmob is the new studio from ex-Division and Hitman devs
- Sharkmob is the latest indie studio to spring forth from the deep talent pool of triple-A developers.
- Its founders have racked up more than a decade each at Ubisoft Massive, working on the likes of Tom Clancy’s The Division and IO Interactive’s Hitman.
- Today the new studio announced that it’s working on a multiplayer game that will debut on PC and likely Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well.
- However, Sharkmob CEO Fredrik Rundqvist has revealed that the team has licensed intellectual property (IP) that he’s calling a “cult classic.” The plan is to turn it into a franchise, complete with content updates and live services once it’s launched.
- Individually, the team members have also worked on Ubisoft games such as Far Cry 3, World in Conflict, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
- The senior team is reprising their roles from The Division at the new studio, which it founded in 2017.
How I Became A Web Developer in 4 Months
- Just like the title says, I was able to land my first web developer position in only 4 months of studying.
- This class was just going over the basics of web development, we never built anything “amazing” just some plain simple websites with a little of styling.
- I didn’t see myself retiring as a warehouse worker anyway, so I let my managers know that I wouldn’t be relocating with them.
- It was actually awkward because when I left my job, I just randomly seen an ad for Front-End Web Development, so I signed up for the free 7-day trial.
- After completing my 7-day trial, I was hooked on web development again.
- So from November 2016 to February 2017, I was able to complete Team Treehouse Front-End Developer Stack.
- Once I completed it, I felt confident enough to start working on some projects and my portfolio.
9 traits of successful programmers that kids can develop now
- In fact, some of the best development teams I’ve worked on included people with degrees in subjects as diverse as music, philosophy, finance, and linguistics.
- While there are lots of ways to foster focus in kids, I encourage parents to go the route of giving their child unstructured time to dive deep into whatever they enjoy doing.
- Kids whose parents set an example by admitting what they don’t know (and inviting their child to come along and find the answer) have a leg up when it comes to developing a growth mindset.
- The upshot is that, whether a developer is speaking at a conference, pitching VCs for funding, interviewing for a job, or trying to get their team aligned on an idea, being able to tell a good story lets them connect with others in a more meaningful and human way.
Real estate players are looking to corner the market on both baby boomers and millennials
- Everyone from condo developers to landlords to office-sharing firms to co-living startups have been tripping over themselves for years now to cater to those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.
- Zuckerberg might be in a financial league of his own, but 87 percent of millennials moved into management positions in the past five years versus 19 percent of boomers.
- Those funds are, of course, among NYC real estate's largest investors and have poured money into such high-profile sites as 787 Seventh Avenue, Hudson Yards and the condo-hotel formerly called Trump SoHo. The number of millennials who moved to NYC between 2000 and 2010, prompting a surge in rental development.
- The firm, a symbol of the millennial-driven shared economy, is just one of the startups changing the New York real estate landscape.
Suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook
- In 2015, we learned that a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan lied to us and violated our Platform Policies by passing data from an app that was using Facebook Login to SCL/Cambridge Analytica, a firm that does political, government and military work around the globe.
- He also passed that data to Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, Inc. Like all app developers, Kogan requested and gained access to information from people after they chose to download his app.
- By passing information on to a third party, including SCL/Cambridge Analytica and Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, he violated our platform policies.
- When we learned of this violation in 2015, we removed his app from Facebook and demanded certifications from Kogan and all parties he had given data to that the information had been destroyed.
Apple blocks App Store in Iran
- Apparently bowing to government pressure, Apple today blocked Iranian users from accessing its App Store.
- While the decision does not appear to be fully voluntary on Apple’s part, it comes after nearly two years of smaller-scale removals of apps submitted by Iranian developers, which were previously attributed to U.S. sanctions.
- According to tweets from iOS developer Saeed Taheri and others, Iranian users attempting to view the App Store are now shown an error message.
- A message to developers noted that no App Store was available for the territory of Iran, and that as facilitating transactions for Iranian entities “may not comply” with U.S. sanctions, Apple would not accept Iranian apps until “international trade laws are revised to allow this functionality.” The removals continued in August 2017, as Apple said that it could not “host, distribute, or do business with apps or developers” connected to Iran.
Highlights from Stack Overflow annual Developer Survey 2018
- Originally I've shared this material to Syndicode blog.
- Did you know that the number of backend developers prevails over the number of frontend developers?
- And did you know that over 80% of developers say that they code as a hobby?
- More of interesting and significant numbers and facts are shown in Stack Overflow annual Developer Survey results for 2018...
- I've found an interesting survey you should explore as a developer!
- It is provided by famous Stack Overflow and consists of statistics gathered with the help of more than 100,000 developers who responded 30-minute survey this January.
- They were answering the questions on everything from their favorite technologies to their job preferences.
- Explore all the results here!
- I love statistics!
- Check also software development salary survey from the last year provided by O’Reilly.
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Former PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton is a legend in the video game business — and now he’s starting a new company with a radical business model to shake up the industry
- He's kind of a big deal— which is why it's so fascinating that he's starting a new video game company, named Interactive Gaming Ventures, that's focused on ushering smaller games to market.
- On paper, it sounds like Tretton's starting a new game publisher along the lines of EA and Activision — but there are some key differences from the traditional game publisher model.
- The game studio is paid for that project, and when it's finished, the publisher owns the IP.
- In the case of Interactive Gaming Ventures, the game's developer owns the IP and retains control of the project's development.
- With Interactive Gaming Ventures just getting off the ground, there are no projects to speak about just yet — but Tretton's timed his company's announcement to the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, which kicks off next week.
This is the HTC U12+
- The front of U12+ is dominated by a 6-inch LCD panel with WQHD+ resolution, as well as a pair of 8-megapixel selfie cameras on the slim top bezel (similar to the recently introduced HTC U11 EYEs), according to someone with knowledge of the Android Oreo-powered device.
- Development on U12+ was said to have recently encountered a minor snag, pushing the expected launch date back several weeks, from late April to early May. With so much riding on each phone in the OEM’s greatly reduced portfolio, HTC can certainly be forgiven for taking pains to ensure that they are as appealing and defect-free as possible.
- Besides Imagine, HTC has a pair of full screen, downmarket phones in the pipeline, Breeze and Breeze+, which should come to market as the HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+, respectively.
Pi Day: Estimating the value of Pi
- The above code correctly calculated the first 9 digits of Pi almost immediately.
- Unfortunately, calculating more digits of Pi is not really practical using the standard double-precision floating point data type used in most programming languages.
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