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Recent grads are being lured into ‘indentured servitude’ by a training program that costs $36,500 to quit

Programmers use the platform to let people see their work and their world

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Cloud-based coding environments like GitHub’s new Codespaces make programming more accessible

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A computer science professor explains the evolution of coding careers

Margaret H. Hamilton, a pioneering computer scientist and former head of the Software Engineering Division of MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory. Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Spend a weekend — or a monthlong at-home break — giving your kids a taste of programming

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Drag-and-drop tools make anyone a maker

A photo of kids on a laptop in class.
A photo of kids on a laptop in class.
Students of a fifth grade of a grammar school use a laptop in class. Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance/Getty Images


Open-source developers could push for climate action or humanitarian causes, but instead, their code has remained a reliable bet for even the most egregious of corporations to use freely

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The space mission that saved tech innovation and the spirit of adventure

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After tragedy and trauma, some game developers have found solace in the poetry of code and the power of storytelling

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