Programming languages have been out there for decades. Each language is built to satisfy a certain need.
As of today, the world counts about 700 notable programming languages. While about 250 managed to stay afloat, the rest was dumped by the programming community. (Latest data from Wikipedia)
Performance has been always an alarming matter for programmers. While before, execution time could be measured in calendars, nowadays, it is measured in fractions of seconds. Credits go to advancements in electronics.
The speed rate by which computers evolve follows Moore’s law:
Take a piece of writing. Remove the cohesive devices (However, Therefore…). And read it. Does it make sense anymore? NO! The same thing applies to code without
Conditional branching is a basic and mandatory programming concept. It flags a reasoning shift. The wise utilization of conditionals results in having a short, maintainable, and readable code.
That said, ever since I started coding, I took it upon myself to dedicate as much time as possible reading both senior and entry levels programmers’ codes. Here I lay the track I follow to demystify advanced code.
Surprisingly, the more I read the more I notice how great is the gulf between seasoned and beginner programmers. Seniors write code that takes your breath away. Juniors write code that makes you want to tear your hair out. …
Rare are those who pulled themselves up with their bootstraps and hit billionaire status. Even rarer are those who legitimately became crazy rich without education.
This was the case for Miloud Chaabi, the real estate magnate who amassed a fortune estimated at 3 Billion dollars according to Forbes Magazine. And to pile it up, this milestone was reached in an African developing country, Morocco.
Miloud was born in a remote village on the outskirts of Essaouira. He had a harsh upbringing along with a succession of unparalleled misfortunes.
His family had suffered grinding poverty for 8 years. And one of his younger brothers died from starvation before his eyes.“ …
Suppose you were working on your code when your manager shows up and says:
“Mark! Anthony has gone sick today and I need his program up and running by tomorrow. Are you up to this?”.
This opportunity is a double-edged sword. Either you show off your skills and introduce yourself as a reliable employee ready to adapt whatever are the circumstances. Or you retreat quietly telling some sort of silly excuses.
You don’t want to be the guy who misses a shortcut to promotion by opting for the second option. …
“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand”. Martin Fowler said.
Programmers are in demand more than ever. The problem is that everybody is looking for good programmers. Yet, those aren’t ubiquitous.
What sets good developers apart from their peers is quite subtle. It all boils down to code refactoring skills. The purpose of refactoring is to improve the design, structure, and/or implementation of software while preserving its functionality.
Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to boosting code refactoring prowess. …
Ever since the emergence of data science, Python’s popularity skyrocketed overnight as Python became an essential tool for data analysis.
Python received such praise and attention mainly because of its data science libraries and user-friendliness. This is no surprise since the high-level programming language uses an English-like syntax.
Another important factor that contributed to Python being ubiquitous, is that it is an open-source programming language meaning it does not incur any cost.
Data science coupled with Python is a promising adventure. It allows developers to tackle contemporary business problems in sectors ranging from healthcare to industry.
Insights extracted from data are eventually used to drive the market positively, resulting in a win-win situation for both businesses and stakeholders. …
Certainly, long-lasting relationships are hard to come by in Hollywood. Every now and then scandals, divorces, and lawsuits occur. Yet, Matt Damon managed to be among the very few Hollywood actors who are successful both professionally and personally. So, what is the secret sauce behind his marriage?
To get a clear picture of Matt and Lucianna Barroso's marriage, perhaps it is worth knowing how they met in the first place.
The couple first met in Miami while The Martian star was shooting the comedy Stuck on You. The crew members wanted to go out and accidentally dragged the prominent figure to the bar where his “soulmate” as he likes to call her was working as a bartender. “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally,” he said. “Eight years and four kids later, that’s my life. I don’t know how else our paths would’ve crossed if that didn’t happen. …
Imagine you could travel to the moon and beyond in a spaceplane. Imagine you could own a piece of land on Mars. Imagine you could book a capsule in a space station.
Everyone must have reflected on these thoughts. The mega-wealthy, Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Tesla and Paypal, stepped out of his comfort zone and set out in the quest of turning these dreams into realities by creating a private spaceships manufacturing company, SpaceX.
SpaceX on Saturday, 30 May 2020, sent skyward its rocketship Falcon 9, carrying two American astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida towards the International Space Station (ISS). This operation brought NASA back, for the first time since 2011, in the business of launching astronauts from U.S soil and paved the way for a presumably new epoch of commercial space exploration. “We need to repeat these missions and have this be a regular occurrence,” said Musk after the launch of SpaceX rocketship in the hope of prospective human spaceflights. …
In 2012, the Data Scientist position was coined as the sexiest job of the 21st century, according to a Harvard Business Review. Additionally, a report from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics suggested that the rise of Data Science needs is forecast to create roughly 11.5 million job openings by 2026. Now that the world is undergoing panic and uncertain times, it is worthwhile to check the soundness of these prognostications amid shrinking economies and market mayhem?
Data Scientists today are akin to Wall Street's quants’ of the 1980s and 1990s.
I always like to refer to LinkedIn when it comes to talent acquisition, for the platform witnessed recently a burgeoning traffic from both job seekers and recruiters. Bear in mind that LinkedIn was among the first businesses to incorporate Data Science into their practices. Now, let us speak data, according to LinkedIn, there was a fall in Data Science job postings from 27 March onward. A period that marks the crisis reaching the corporate level. …
Would you like to show your private photos or your medical records to the public? Would you disclose your financial credentials?
Unfortunately, this isn’t all. The damages are way more critical when it comes to what cybercriminals can squeeze out of your data and when your privacy is invaded.
Interestingly, the internet is nowadays home for skilled and unskilled persons. And as they say ‘When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with the experience ends up with money and the person with the money ends up with an experience’.
So, without delay, let’s see what you should do to protect yourself from getting preyed on in the digital jungle. …