CodeSpells – a video game that teaches how to program in Java

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CodeSpells is an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in the popular Java language. CodeSpells has been developed by University of California, San Diego computer scientists.

 

 

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The changing face of software development that every organization needs to know about

Cloud- based infrastructures and the rise of open-source technologies have heavily influenced the software development landscape.

Software is created in the midst of fundamental change. Agile, component-based software development are helping coders create applications faster and more efficiently than ever before, but the process has also introduced complex new risks and requirements. Four critical steps can help reduce those risks.

 

 

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Is learning to code more popular than learning a foreign language?

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The demand and popularity of coding keeps increasing.

There was a time when people used to go to night classes or buy DIY guides to learn foreign languages in their spare time. But theNew York Times is to have us believe that French and Spanish are out of the window, to be replaced by Python and Java.

It’s an interesting concept. There’s certainly no denying the fact that as a nation we’re becoming more tech savvy—you only need to look around a coffee shop to tell you that—and with that is bound to come an increased shift to learning how to make devices work better. This is giving rise to new fast coder training programs like DaVinci Coders. From the New York Times…

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Java In A Puff

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Why drink your coffee when you can inhale it?

Thanks to creative engineering by Harvard professor David Edwards, coffee addicts can now breathe their morning cup of joe (and get their caffeine fix) using a product called Le Whif.

Le Whif ‘gives us the kick of coffee without the cup,’ says Edwards.

How does it work? Users place one end of the stick, which is about the size of a lipstick tube, to their lips, then inhale gently (see diagram after jump).

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Tongue Insured For $14 MILLION

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Valued Taste Buds

The tongue of the chief coffee taster for a worldwide chain of coffee shops has been insured for £10m ($13.95m).

Gennaro Pelliccia personally tastes a sample of each batch of raw coffee beans at its London plant before they are roasted and shipped to its stores.

“My 18 years of experience enable me to distinguish between thousands of flavours,” he says.

Costa Coffee, which sells 108 million cups of coffee worldwide each year, aims to double its number of outlets.

The insurance policy was taken out with Lloyds of London.

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