ITworld slideshow en Pants on fire: 9 lies that programmers tell themselves <!--paging_filter--><p>Software developers, like everybody else, aren’t always honest with themselves. Here are some common untruths that they can come to believe are true</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career Cloud Computing Development Internet Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software bugs c career coder coding commenting comments computers cyberculture design developer documentation feature java job lies programmer programming programming language python refactoring slideshow software software developer software programmer technology testing time estimate unit tests Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:13:00 +0000 kgerich 409476 at Coding consensus: 9 popular programming conventions <!--paging_filter--><p>When it comes to writing code, programmers can often differ over what conventions should rule. 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Unicode procedural programmer programming programming language python Quora Run Anywhere scripting server-side slideshow software software developer stack overflow Swiss Army Knife syntax T2embed.dll tcl technology television Tool Command Language visual basic web wikimedia Windows WORA wordpress Write Once write-only language Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:40:00 +0000 kgerich 373774 at 13 useful add-ons for Microsoft Excel and Word 2013 Here are the most useful browser add-ons for the latest versions of Excel and Word.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows Slideshow Excel Microsoft slideshow word Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 339693 at The 12 techiest Super Bowl ads of all time The Super Bowl is the time for football, and commercials – increasingly geeky ones.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware IT Management Slideshow Apple AT&T slideshow Super Bowl Superbowl ads VW Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 339423 at 20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Security Software Slideshow botnets malware security slideshow viruses Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 339160 at How to spot a social media scam Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are breeding grounds for phishing, clickjacking and social engineering attacks. Here are nine tips for spotting a scam, plus advice for what to do if you fall victim.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Networking Security Software Slideshow Facebook facebook scams LinkedIn slideshow social media Twitter Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 338879 at Meet Mageia, a rising Linux star If the world of Linux distributions has ever had a rising star, it&#039;s Mageia. Read on for a brief tour of Mageia&#039;s interface and features.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Source Software Slideshow Fedora KDE LibreOffice Linux linux mint slideshow software Ubuntu Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:45:00 +0000 R Linke 338441 at Microsoft Office Web Apps v. Google Docs 5 reasons why Google Docs is better/5 reasons why Web Apps is better<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet IT Management Networking Software Windows Slideshow Google google docs Microsoft Microsoft Office Web Apps slideshow Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:45:00 +0000 R Linke 338277 at Can you spot the 10 security mistakes in this workspace? This workspace contains 10 security mistakes. Can you spot the errors that put confidential information at risk?<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumerization of IT Hardware IT Management Security Slideshow security slideshow smartphones Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 338198 at Top 11 cities for tech jobs Looking for a new IT job? Or a change of scenery? Here are the 11 U.S. cities where IT hiring is hottest.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career IT Management Slideshow Boston business analytics project management slideshow software development tech jobs Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:44:48 +0000 R Linke 337976 at How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? With just a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you, as this Facebook example shows. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet IT Management Networking Software Slideshow Google google docs slideshow spreadsheets Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 337918 at Weird and wonderful Raspberry Pi hacks Necessity may be the mother of invention, but having a $35 Raspberry Pi computer helps too.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Open Source Operating Systems Personal Tech Software Slideshow hacks Linux open source Raspberry Pi slideshow Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 R Linke 337460 at