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The Diploma's Vanishing Value
This article from The Wall Street Journal challenges the popular belief held among many graduating high schoolers and parents that a diploma is inherently valuable, no matter where it's from.  

News

Older Is Wiser: Study Shows Software Developers’ Skills Improve Over Time
A new study by North Carolina State University (just minutes away from DZone HQ, btw) shows that knowledge and skills of programmers actually improve over time – and that older programmers know as much (or more) than their younger peers when it comes to recent software platforms.

For Women Learning Open Source, You Can Get A Free Private GitHub Repository!
GitHub recently announced a donation of unlimited free private repositories to the Ada Initiative.

Opera Sues Former Employee For Taking Trade Secrets to Mozilla
$3.4 is the number that Opera is asking for from the guy who helped drive the invention of tabbed browsing, integrated search, and mouse gestures.

What TokuDB Might Mean for MongoDB
Tokutek has announced that their MySQL storage engine is being open sourced.  Click through to read about how this may affect popular NoSQL solution MongoDB.

Cool Stuff

Drop
A simple and addictive new browser game from Notch, using the Unity web engine.

Raspberry Pis as Story Beacons
These Pis, scattered throughout a city, transmit the pieces of a story about parallel cities. 


Humorous Stuff


HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS
H9RBS.js (v0.0001) is a flexible, dependency-free, lightweight, device-agnostic, modular, baked-in, component framework MVC library shoelacestrap to help you kickstart your responsive CSS-based app architecture backbone kitchensink tweetybirds.





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