Brain pickings – from GitHub to Visual Studio Code

A blog series by WeAreDevelopers

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This is the first of a series of posts revisiting stuff which has hit our inboxes. I clicked on all the clickbait, dipped into all the honeypots and browsed the web on the way to work – just for you.
So, grab your favourite mug, lean back and enjoy.

Unlimited free private repos on GitHub

No, you didn’t misread it. Our favourite code storage and collaboration platform has changed the way it treats private repositories for free accounts. The only snag is that the number of collaborators is limited to three. This will be good news for all of you who have been wanting to use GitHub at your next hackathon. Let’s see what Microsoft will surprise us with next. Github

Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2019

Let’s stay on GitHub for a little longer. Since there are a lot of people out there who want to start with web development, you might be asking yourself: where do I start? Did I cover the necessary topics?

Well, there is a repo for that. You can even check your own knowledge against it and find those nasty blind spots and ideas for extension. Developer Roadmap

If you are interested in what the career path of a developer might look like, you should definitely take a glance at this one.
How I switched career and what I have achieved in the last 4 years as a developer

5 reasons why you should use WeAreDevelopers to find a new job that makes you happy

Here comes the shameless plug. Of course, we are also into connecting devs with the top companies out there. And we created a product we like to use ourselves.

My favourite reason is number 3. Which is yours?

5 reasons why you should use WeAreDevelopers to find a new job

Many of us choose the time around new year to think about changing circumstances in our lives. Often these so called new year’s resolutions include career decisions like becoming more proficient in a specific field, learning new programming languages or even finding a new job. Now, everyone knows (or should know) that a good developer can …
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Super-secret Visual Studio Code hacks to boost your productivity

To be honest, the beginning of the article was not what I would call enlightening, but the copy/paste with multiple cursors was when it started to get interesting. Tonight, I will take Quokka for a test run (and brush up my Javascript).
Here are some super secret VS Code hacks to boost your productivity

Image reconstruction with deep image prior

I have been interested in this project since I found my brain twisted after skimming through the paper. Basically, it’s a neural network which gets trained with just one picture – the corrupted one. You have to see it to believe it. Deep image prior project

Challenge accepted? An unsolvable machine (ML) learning problem

Mathematicians have found an ML problem they say can never be solved. Gödel would have had a party. This is also interesting due to the fact that the scientists tried to use ML to estimate the maximum reach of targeted ads. Unsolvable machine learning problems

For those of you who are also into scientific papers, check this out.

You know something we should feature here?

Drop me a line at [email protected] and let me know why and what and everything else.

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