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Udacity, AT&T Team Up In Online Ed 

A new program is trying to leverage MOOCs to encourage a new system of measurement for education called "nanodegrees," which may help folks in the technology sector better codify their qualifications and also provides easily measurable and achievable advances in education for people whose undergraduate degrees did not adequately prepare them for technology careers.

Groovy Now Runs on Android 

We wrote about this earlier this week , but it bears repeating.

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat  

The Internet of Things is one step closer to becoming a reality with Honeywell's newest hardware release, the Lyric Thermostat. We wrote about this one as well and look forward to seeing the impact it may have on the evolution of smart homes.

General

Seven Habits of a Great Programmer 

Being a part of the programming community also means taking part in constant self-evaluation to better streamline your work and your practices. This blogger took a look at habits he thinks makes for good programmers – what do you think?

Javascript Cryptography Considered Harmful 

Javascript Cryptography is defined, in this case, as "attempts to implement security features in browsers using cryptographic algoritms implemented in whole or in part in Javascript."

Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

"Developers are the top of the funnel for Android’s continued success. Without quality development tools there are no quality apps, without quality apps there are no quality users, and without quality users the developers will flee. Half of the developer flow in this funnel comes from the tools and the other half from APIs. This post is about the former."

What the Gospel of Innovation Gets Wrong

A long read on the idea of disruptive innovation.

Humor

Project Management for Kids

Baby's first user story.

Gary Bernhardt at Codesmash 2012: "Wat"

An oldie but goodie, this charming lightning-fast talk from Codesmash 2012 sarcastically deconstructs the foibles of languages like Ruby and Javascript.

Nerdy

How to Fold a Julia Fractal 

Math is so much fun. If you agree that math is fun, you might be a nerd. 

The History of Mana

How did the concept of mana find its way from the Pacific Islands to the World of Warcraft and other similar games?


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