Work in IT? Here are Top 10 Ways to Prevent Eyestrain for Programmers

Whether it’s tweaking settings to boost business performance or using tech wizardry to save an organization from potential ruin, IT specialists like programmers are on the front line. While their skills and objectives vary massively, they always have one thing in common — a lot of screen time.  Poor lighting, consecutive hours sitting, and the need to stare at screens to do your work can all lead to physical discomfort,… Read More »Work in IT? Here are Top 10 Ways to Prevent Eyestrain for Programmers

An Introduction to Professional Software Development

When I speak to people who don’t program for a living, they often think of a programmer as some kind of lone wolf, slinging byte-code in a windowless basement, fingers speeding over their backlit keyboard, with the green light of their terminal window reflecting in their glasses. That’s a pretty decent summary of how Hollywood usually portrays programmers, but it doesn’t have much to do with writing code for a… Read More »An Introduction to Professional Software Development

The Linux-based PinePhone is the most interesting smartphone I’ve tried in years

Android’s potential for customization was seemingly endless when it was first introduced, thanks to its Linux kernel and open-source nature. However, Google has introduced more restrictions over the past few years in the name of privacy and security, making root and other deep modifications difficult or impossible. While I agree that most of the security changes in Android are needed (I really don’t need the Facebook app digging through my local… Read More »The Linux-based PinePhone is the most interesting smartphone I’ve tried in years

Google’s Flutter 1.20 framework is out: VS Code extension and mobile autofill support

Google releases a new stable build of Flutter, its framework for creating user interfaces for mobile and desktops. https://www.zdnet.com/video/share/developer-pain-solving-rust-is-the-most-loved-programming-language/?mobile=true#ftag=CAD-00-10aag7e Google has announced the stable release of Flutter 1.20, the latest version of its popular cross-platform UI framework.  Flutter is Google’s UI framework for building apps for iOS, Android, Fuchsia, and the web – and as of last month it introduced the ability to build Linux apps to distribute through Ubuntu maker Canonical’s… Read More »Google’s Flutter 1.20 framework is out: VS Code extension and mobile autofill support

How to Go from Junior Developer to Mid-level Developer

Getting that first developer job is the goal of many new programmers. But I’ve discovered that far fewer developers want to take the next steps in their careers. I found myself in this position, so I formulated a plan to progress my career. Over five months I learned everything I needed to get three job offers that almost doubled my salary. It wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it.… Read More »How to Go from Junior Developer to Mid-level Developer

Here Is Why Linux Is a Good Choice of OS for Software Developers

Is there a perfect operating system for software development? According to some, Linux might just be as close as you can get.  Here we will take a quick look at what Linux has to offer and also suggest some great Linux distros that you might want to check out for yourself. What is Linux? Since you’re actually reading this article, chances are you already have an idea of what Linux is. But for the… Read More »Here Is Why Linux Is a Good Choice of OS for Software Developers

Flutter for Web: An Ultimate Guide

Flutter is Google’s UI library that was initially launched to develop native, performant, and beautiful mobile applications. However, the vision behind Flutter isn’t restricted to just mobile apps, it’s to build user interfaces for any and every screen. If you go to flutter.dev, you will see the following: Flutter is actively working towards extending the same codebase towards anything with a screen: Android, iOS, Web, and Desktop seamlessly. With some extra… Read More »Flutter for Web: An Ultimate Guide

What You Need To Know About The Recently Released MTN eSim Cards

Virtual Sim cards, simply called eSim cards, are now available in Nigeria, according to an announcement by the telecommunications service provider, MTN. The virtual cards will provide the same functionalities as physical SIM cards. The virtual sim is built into the device and therefore cannot be lost or damaged by the owner. If the mobile device gets lost or damaged however, the user will need to visit an MTN store… Read More »What You Need To Know About The Recently Released MTN eSim Cards

OPPO to showcase its 125W fast charging technology on July 15

Last year, several smartphone OEMs demonstrated new fast-charging technologies that should launch on new devices this year. While OPPO’s 65W SuperVOOC fast charging tech has already made its way to production models, Xiaomi’s 100W and Vivo’s 120W solutions are yet to make an appearance on a commercial device. But that might change soon, as Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO recently teased its 120W FlashCharge solution, which could be showcased on a production unit next month. Similarly, OPPO has now announced… Read More »OPPO to showcase its 125W fast charging technology on July 15

Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete

Wafer-level SSD could offer major improvements all round. Modern hyperscale datacenters have infinite appetite for storage performance, capacity, and density, which is why multiple new SSD form-factors designed to maximize performance and capacity were introduced in the recent years.  But Kioxia believes that there is a faster and cheaper way to deliver desired solid-state storage solutions to cloud customers: wafer-level SSDs.  With capacities starting at around 50 TBs using current 3D QLC… Read More »Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete