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Today on +ITworld, I write about the latest video game from the young son of the great game developer John Carmack and why Carmack had him write it in Racket. #programming  
The creator of creator <em>Doom</em> explains why his 10 year-old son used the Racket programming language to create his latest video game.
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If the mere idea of reading software patch notes is enough to put you to sleep, read my piece today on +ITworld and you might just change your mind.
The Strange Log proves that sometimes even the driest-sounding things can actually be pretty entertaining.
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Today on +ITworld I write about a new study which proves that your pre-teen kids can come up with better new ideas for mobile services than you could.
A new study finds that young kids come up with more original and higher quality ideas for new mobile services than adults.
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How long do programmers expect their code to be in use? Find out by reading about a new developer survey that I write about today on +ITworld. #programming  
A new survey of developers finds that they have a long life expectancy for their work but still can’t agree on what constitutes “legacy” code.
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Having trouble hiring programmers? Try these 5 things recommended by companies actively trying to improve the process, which I share today on +ITworld.
Hiring programmers is hard, but these tips from companies trying to improve the process just might help you to better identify, recruit, and evaluate coding talent.
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Whether you’re a recent graduate starting your first developer job, or an older worker who’s transitioned to programming, you'll want to read what these veteran software developers say you'll need to do to successfully navigate the professional coding business. #programming   #career  
Veteran software developers share the lessons they’ve learned over the years about how to successfully navigate the professional coding business.
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New #cartoon  up on +ITworld: Windows 95 turned 20 this week. Hopefully, you have happy memories of it. Hopefully, that's all they are - memories.

http://www.itworld.com/article/2977005/operating-systems/hopefully-windows-95-is-just-a-memory-cartoon.html
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Recently, I gathered advice from a number of folks on what it takes to run a successful software development team. Read what they had to say today on +ITworld (free registration required). #programming  
Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.
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Today on +ITworld I've got an updated version of my list of the most beloved programmer keyboards. See if yours is on the list! #programming  
Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings.
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Today on +ITworld I share some advice from veteran software engineers about what it takes to go from being a good developer to being a great developer (free registration required).
Experienced software engineers share their thoughts on what differentiates great programmers from good programmers and what it takes to up your coding game.
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