February 11, 2016

The Future of Visual Programming

Visual programming is all about throwing away the syntax and the source files and programming by dragging boxes around and using a graphical environment to represent the program. This is a trend that gets some hype every few years. There are some great successes in specific domains. Scratch?from MIT is

GitHub Analysis Shows Women’s Pull Requests Are Accepted More Often Than Men’s

A group of American computer science researchers has published a new analysis of GitHub data that yielded a very unexpected result. The team went looking for gender bias against women in the open source community, but instead, they found that female developers are actually more successful at contributing accepted code