If the economic fallout from the pandemic has hit you hard and you’re looking for a new career path in software development, The Come Up has a great video for people new to the field.

Additional Resources:

Harvard CS 50
-Course: https://cs50.harvard.edu/college/2020/spring/ 
https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/cs50-introduction-computer-science

FreeCodeCamp
https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn

Recently, the governor of New Jersey put out an urgent plea due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it wasn’t just for ventilators or PPE, it was for COBOL developers.

Yes, COBOL, a programming language from the 1950s.

Fireship explains in 100 seconds why COBOL is the hottest programming language of 2020.

Here;s something a little lighter given the news of late.

We’ve all seen programming as depicted in movies and television and laughed at the sheer absurdity of it.

Joma Tech ponders what programming would look like in Anime.

A junior engineer tries solve a coding problem, but he has trouble finding the solution. He needs help, will he be able to solve it?

Ted Neward explains why (for developers) the next five years will be about language:

Thanks to the plateau of per-chip performance increases and the resulting need to work better with multi-core CPUs, the relative difficulty of mapping user requirements to general-purpose programming languages, the emergence of language-agnostic “virtual machines” that abstract away the machine, the relative ceiling of functionality we’re finding on the current crop of object-oriented languages, and the promise and power of productivity of dynamically-typed or more loosely-typed languages, we’re about to experience a renaissance of innovation in programming languages.

Come hear why this is, and what practicing programmers need to do in order to ride the forefront–instead of the trailing edge–of this new wave in computer science.

Pandas 1.0.0 is the Python’s primary library for data analysis and manipulation. Pandas 1.0.0 is now officially released! ✅Get 20% OFF the data science training! http://bit.ly/2SwmMB4

Although at first sight this latest version is not much different for the user than the previous release starting with a 0: 0.25.3, there are plenty of enhanced features that boost performance and lay a better foundation in the long run. They represent 1.0.0 as a stable version of pandas with a strengthened API, which has also been cleaned of many prior version deprecations.Here are the most notable improvements that come with 1.0.0.