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This week marks a new chapter in how computing is taught in Britain's schools, with children as young as five learning how to code as part of the government's new national curriculum. With the help of hardware like the Raspberry Pi, schools are expected to help pupils understand and exercise the b...

September 2nd 2014 at 4:42am 0 Comments
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Programming languages can be daunting to learn, especially if you're a kid who'd rather be playing games than creating them. Thankfully, ThoughtSTEM has found a way to make coding both accessible and entertaining in one shot. Its upcoming LearnToMod software teaches you how to write JavaScript c...

August 18th 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments
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Less than one percent of high school girls are interested in computer science, but Google wants to alter that script with a new initiative called Made with Code. Created in conjunction with heavy hitters like the MIT Media Lab, Chelsea Clinton and the Girl Scouts of the USA, the campaign connects...

June 19th 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments
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December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week and as part of it, Code.org, a nonprofit supported by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders, has announced the "Hour of Code," a campaign to teach people the basics of coding in an hour. For its part, Apple has announced that it will be...

December 9th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Code Collector Pro (on sale for US$9.99, normally $19.99) offers a snippet manager for your development needs. I bought myself a copy a few weeks ago, when it suddenly went on sale, and have spent the time since kicking its wheels. I was surprised to find out how much I like it. It offers excellent...

July 16th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments