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A little comedy for all of us right now

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Software engineering is one field where experiences can vary. Some relish programming while others can find it frustrating. Building software can stress anyone out, no doubt about that.

In order to avoid that, here’s a list of honest slogans depicting some of the popular programming languages — with no intention of offending anyone. Humor helps build connections and I hope some of these would make you chuckle.

Java

We’re getting old and were always verbose. But pay us and we’ll give you long term support.

C

I might be the oldest, but you still have to allocate me space. …


The new iOS 14 privacy feature spells trouble for advertisement agencies and promises to end an era of personalized ads

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Photo by Tobias Moore on Unsplash

When Apple’s WWDC 2020 digital-only Keynote event kickstarted, all eyes were on the new mac OS Big Sur and the ambitious Apple Silicon chips.

But, from the perspective of advertisement agencies, it was the new iOS 14 privacy-based features that sent shockwaves in their industry and became the major talking point.

For the uninitiated, a lot of apps today use an Advertising identifier (IDFA). It allows developers and marketers to track activity for advertising purposes.

Plenty of marketing agencies backed by Google and Facebook run campaigns to record purchases, usage time, user actions, and subsequently serve personalized ads.

Over 100K apps on the App Store today have the Facebook or Google SDK integrated which tracks and sends your data to the tech giants and third party brokers. …


Listen to their sad tales

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Images from Google and Unsplash, altered

Google has a knack for releasing a lot of new products every year in hopes that few of them might stick around. Yet most of them bite the dust quicker than you’d realize. Google’s list of discontinued apps and services is so huge that there’s a whole graveyard named after them.

Now that October 31st is almost here, some of those dead apps are coming out of their graves. Just to say a few words.

Google+

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Source: Google

You all thought I’m like an Amazon Prime for Google Searches? I’d sincerely like to apologize for the confusion. And for the most boring name, you’ll ever see on a social network website. Also, I regret having forced you at gunpoint to sign me up. It was really lame since you were just checking emails or commenting on YouTube videos. …

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Anupam Chugh

Pouring thoughts in technology and code. Writer with over 2M views. An iOS and Android developer by the day. Sometimes funny. linkedin.com/in/anupamchugh

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