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Apple to launch first European development centre

Apple has announced plans to launch its first iOS app development centre in Europe. The location will be in Naples, Italy, with the centre aiming to teach youngsters how to code. The announcement was made on 21st January 2016 and explained how the centre would provide students (children and young adults) the practical skills and… Read More

Google is the toughest job interview in town for developers – but not the worst

If you’re a developer looking for the golden ticket to one of the top software or digital services companies in the world, you likely aren’t expecting an easy ride. The arcane and abstract dominate the hiring processes of major tech companies so completely that Hollywood got a fairly good movie out of it. However when… Read More

Facebook hands out secret Chat SDK for virtual Messenger bots

Facebook has started giving third-party developers unannounced access to a new development tools kit which allows them to build their own Messenger bots. The Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to create interactive experiences and virtual chat bots which can automatically respond to users, delivering information, location services, returning images and even managing payments…. Read More

Microsoft (briefly) reveals new extensions for Edge, including Reddit and Pinterest

A sharp-eyed Twitterer has caught a brief glimpse of what appears to be an instructional page for Windows insiders on how to install extensions for Redmond’s web browser, Edge, even though support for extensions is not available in any current build and implementation of add-ons has been officially delayed until 2016. WalkingCat, aka @h0x0d, found… Read More

HTTP/2 opens every new connection it makes with the word ‘PRISM’

British programmer and writer John Graham-Cumming has spotted something interesting in the opening protocol of any HTTP/2 connection: an array of explicitly formatted code which spells the word PRISM, in an apparent reference to the NSA’s primary program for mass-surveillance of the internet, as disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2013. But we should probably leave… Read More

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