Call for entries – The Vizzies

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes. Contest winners will be announced in February 2016, and will be featured in the March issue of Popular Science, on popsci.com and nsf.gov/news/vizzies.

Visualization Challenge: Call for entries - The Vizzies

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Dev Tip – HTML5 Programming Cookbook

Here’s a tip off about a useful resource you might wish to add to your iPad library, a cookbook of tips and coding strategies to help you get up and running with the popular web programming language, html5.

This 66 page help document provides numerous useful html5 resources including code and instructions to help with dropdown menus, audio player functionality, working with graphics and animations, offline web apps, geolocation, form validation and more.

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Java Training Tips, Tools and Resources

Would be coders, hackers, mashup artists and others are honing their coding skills, many of them brushing up on Java and Java Script. A number of free toolkits, guides, white papers and other learning aids are available to take advantage of  including the following:

Java 8 Features: With no doubts, Java 8 release is the greatest thing in the Java world since Java 5 (released quite a while ago, back in 2004). It brings tons of new features to the Java as a language, its compiler, libraries, tools and the JVM (Java virtual machine) itself. In this guide we are going to take a look at all these changes and demonstrate the different usage scenarios on real examples

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