A little comedy for all of us right now

Programming Language honest slogans
Programming Language honest slogans
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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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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…


Some cool offerings from the SwiftUI community

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Person holding iPhone
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After covering the SwiftUI annual recap from 2020, it’s time to look at some new iOS libraries that were released during the shortest month of the year.

Plenty of interesting open source Swift packages were rolled out during February, and the following list is a bit more weighted toward SwiftUI — which is rapidly gaining steam in production-based iOS applications.

1. AlertToast

To start off, we have a pure SwiftUI library that lets you replace the classical SwiftUI Alert with a more intuitive popup.

AlertToast is an open source GitHub library that can be used on SwiftUI view builders when you don’t…


3 privacy features are about to offer iPhone owners more control over their data

What’s New in iOS 14.5 Privacy features? ATT, Google Safe Browsing Proxy, Face ID with apple watch and mask. Apple Maps and Music.
What’s New in iOS 14.5 Privacy features? ATT, Google Safe Browsing Proxy, Face ID with apple watch and mask. Apple Maps and Music.
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When Apple first unveiled the new iOS 14 features in WWDC 2020, there weren’t a lot of noticeable changes barring the widgets and revamped home screen.

After an enormous iOS 13 update, the world was expecting the iOS 14 update to be a lot more subtle with incremental changes and fixes. However, when it came to privacy lovers, Apple certainly had some big plans.

With the introduction of approximate location, local network permission, dot indicators while the camera or microphone is in use, limited photo library access, restricted clipboard permission, and the ability to know your compromised passwords, the Cupertino…


In the never-ending spat, both are leveraging privacy for their own good

Apple vs Facebook battle is not about privacy but business philosphies
Apple vs Facebook battle is not about privacy but business philosphies
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By now, we all know what personalized advertisements are. Thanks to Facebook and Apple’s ongoing data privacy war, users across the world are a lot more aware of how advertisers collect data across apps.

For those who don’t, over 100k apps on the App Store today have Facebook or Google’s SDK integrated. Be it in simple ad banners that you see or via deep links which you’d click to install a new app from ads, advertising agencies can track an individual’s movement across the smartphone and build profiles.

Apple, whose been doubling down on privacy measures in recent years had…


Complex Python scenarios boiled down to one-liners

Festival lights
Festival lights
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Python list comprehensions are syntactic sugar used to create new lists or modify existing ones based on certain predicate logic. They’re often used to shorten three or more lines of Python loops into concise, elegant, and readable one-liners.

Here’s the basic syntax of the Python list comprehensions:

[expression for item in iterable]

You can also set conditionals and create nested comprehensions using the alternate syntaxes:


With a fragile business model, Bumble will find it tough to sustain growth in a space that relies on fickle-minded people

Bumble IPO 2.5 Billion Dollar Stocks Surge Whitney Wolfe Herd
Bumble IPO 2.5 Billion Dollar Stocks Surge Whitney Wolfe Herd
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The year 2021 has started on a high note for investors. The stock markets are in a frenzied state and we’ve just witnessed one of the gigantic short squeezes in recent times owing to a group of Redditors who took on large hedge fund managers that were shorting stocks like GameStop, AMC, and BlackBerry.

Affirm stock almost doubling on its IPO was a confirmation that we are in the strongest bull runs of the stock market history which is only further aided by a meteoric rise in cryptocurrencies.

In the midst of this storm and huge interest amongst IPOs, Bumble…


The coolest offerings for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS developers

Figurine standing behind glasses
Figurine standing behind glasses
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SwiftUI has truly changed how we design and think about iOS apps. After making its debut at WWDC 2019, Apple took things a notch further by introducing a bunch of new views, property wrappers, and custom types.

However, the declarative framework is still in the nascent stage. SwiftUI’s bugs make it tricky to use in production. Also, we’ve yet to see many advanced use cases of SwiftUI in iOS applications.

Regardless, a lot of developers have jumped on the bandwagon and built some amazing SwiftUI libraries that you can plug and play in your iOS apps.

Let’s walk through a…


Popular GitHub repositories for the Python community

Batman
Batman
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Python has been the most sought-after programming language for a while now.

Its English-like, easy-to-comprehend syntax and vast range of packages are perhaps the primary reasons for its ever-growing popularity. It’s no wonder, then, that aspiring software engineers, ML engineers, and data scientists look to find their footing with Python. This also means that we are never short on projects and libraries built using the language.

In the next few sections, we’ll walk through some of the most amazing and exciting real-world Python projects released in 2020. A few of these might seem trivial, while others will surprise you.

1. Depix

To…

Anupam Chugh

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

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