Facebook Open Academy kicked off in spring 2013 with an ambitious goal to improve the curriculum at a meaningful number of top university computer science departments around the world. Specifically, the aim is to provide a practical, applied software engineering experience as part of a university student’s CS education. This is accomplished through a partnership with open source projects that allows the students to receive academic credit for work pertaining to the open source code base. Mentors and faculty engage with the students on a weekly basis to support progress and positive learning outcomes.
This is actually quite insightful.
The new version of Facebook Messenger now allows you to chat via people’s phone numbers, even if your contact isn’t on Facebook. This feature could be really devastating to WhatsApp and the like, but how many people are willing to switch from what they’re used to remains to be seen.
Version 3.2.0 of the Most Popular Tags plugin is live. This update adds the option to use x-height (ex) as a font unit.
Erato is a beautiful and simple Markdown editor for your Mac. It is fast, extremely easy to use and gets out of your way.
Following three weeks of intense testing after launching to our 6,000 Kickstarter backers, today we are releasing an updated Ghost 0.3.2 to everyone in the world.
Super simple to install and test locally.
The line-mode browser, launched in 1992, was the first readily accessible browser for what we now know as the world wide web.
csscss will parse any CSS files you give it and let you know which rulesets have duplicated declarations.
Covers fonts, hairlines and transparencies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. Microsoft will draw upon its overseas cash resources to fund the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
We have a rule at Asana that all new engineers must ship something on their first day. It could be a tiny product improvement, or a fix to a bug or a typo—anything. But it has to get out to production.