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Survey Paints a Disheartening Picture of Cybersecurity Work
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Survey Paints a Disheartening Picture of Cybersecurity Work

A survey of 500 security professionals and software developers at companies in the United States with 2,000 or more employees shows how cybersecurity teams are...

How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die
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How It Feels to Build a Videogame and Watch It Die

How do developers feel about working for years on videogames that fail and vanish for reasons beyond their control? "Disappointing and frustrating," one said.

Gender Gap in Seattle Tech Largely the Same Over Past Decade
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Gender Gap in Seattle Tech Largely the Same Over Past Decade

The gender gap in Seattle's tech jobs hasn't changed much in the past decade, and is wider than the national average.

AI Traffic Light System Optimizes Flow in Complex Environments
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AI Traffic Light System Optimizes Flow in Complex Environments

Researchers at Aston University developed a deep reinforcement learning agent that achieves adaptive signal control of traffic lights in complex, imprecise, and...

Employers Will Keep Monitoring Software on Workers When They Return to the Office
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Employers Will Keep Monitoring Software on Workers When They Return to the Office

Monitoring software introduced to track WFH employees during the pandemic is becoming a new normal for white-collar employers as workers return to the office.

GitHub Will Require All Code Contributors to Use Two-Factor Authentication
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GitHub Will Require All Code Contributors to Use Two-Factor Authentication

The GitHub code hosting platform used by tens of millions of software developers worldwide will require all users who upload code to enable one or more forms of...

Grant Will Establish Open-Source Software Center
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Grant Will Establish Open-Source Software Center

A $704,482 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will establish the Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center.

Tool Predicts If Your Job Is at Risk From Automation
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Tool Predicts If Your Job Is at Risk From Automation

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and the University of Lausanne have developed an algorithm which assesses the risk of a job being...

Understanding Software Engineering Salaries in 2022
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Understanding Software Engineering Salaries in 2022

Online employment marketplace Hired's 2022 State of Software Engineers report found mounting cyberattacks last year raised demand for security engineers.

Keywords Can Hack the Hiring Process
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Keywords Can Hack the Hiring Process

An algorithm that uses job-specific keywords can help applicants improve their position by at least 16 spots on average in a pool of 100 applicants, according to...

Tech Sanctions Press Russia to 'Reinvent' Ways to Work
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Tech Sanctions Press Russia to 'Reinvent' Ways to Work

Russian companies are increasingly searching for locally developed alternatives to Western hardware and software amid sanctions.

Bringing Together the Next Generation of Quantum Coders
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Bringing Together the Next Generation of Quantum Coders

iQuHACK 2022, MIT's third annual quantum computing hackathon held virtually earlier this year, gave 400 participants from 57 countries the chance to code on real...

Competitive Salaries Heat Up As Companies Fight for Software Engineers
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Competitive Salaries Heat Up As Companies Fight for Software Engineers

Companies are raising wages, offering more remote positions, and increasingly competing at a global level to attract software engineers of all stripes, according...

Gender Pay Gap on DevOps Teams Is Slowly Closing
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Gender Pay Gap on DevOps Teams Is Slowly Closing

The pay gap between men and women working on DevOps teams is slowly closing, according to The State of DevOps Report 2021 from Puppet.

Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall
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Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall

Computer programmers and volunteer "information warriors" are attempting to counter Russian propaganda and information suppression concerning the Ukraine invasion...

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders
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Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders

A report by NodeFlair and Quest Ventures found that salaries for software engineers in Singapore rose an average 22% last year, fueled by high demand for limited...

Coding for Two Audiences: Humans and Computers
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Coding for Two Audiences: Humans and Computers

Researchers at the University of California, Davis will use a $1.2-million project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to train an algorithm that can...

Raspberry Pi Course Spurs Next Generation of Python Developers
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Raspberry Pi Course Spurs Next Generation of Python Developers

Raspberry Pi has launched a new Introduction to Python project path designed to teach young coders the basics of Python programming.

Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next
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Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next

Researchers from UC Riverside and Instacart collaborators brought a methodology called tensor decomposition — used by scientists to find patterns in massive volumes...
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