jamesaltucher

The Crappy Person Checklist

When I was 40 I completely gave up. I wanted to disappear. Screw passion and purpose. I was done. I had no friends. Or I was scared of my friends. Or I was ashamed of myself. I forget. Lots of bad things were happening. I remember talking to a friend and crying on the phone, ‘why is this happening to me again?’ At my 40th birthday party there was me, one person I knew, and all his friends. That was the extent of my close...

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Choosing a Programming Language

One of the first decisions one has to make when learning to program is which programming language to learn. In some cases, the choice is made for you, dictated either by the language used in a class, or by a framework you need to use, but often you will have at least a few options. Picking your first (and second) language can be daunting, as there are so many candidates out there. It’s not always clear how they differ, and much less...

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Qt 5.7 GUI Toolkit to Port the NFC API to Android, Add Raspberry Pi 3 Support

The Qt Company, through Jani Heikkinen, has announced the general availability of the Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Qt 5.7 open-source and cross-platform GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit. Qt 5.7.0 Release Candidate arrives one and a half months after the Beta version, introducing a huge number of new features and improvements to most of the existing modules, among which we can mention support for a port of the Qt...