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Programmers are having a huge debate over whether they should be required to behave respectfully to each other

A programmer publicly quit a large and popular open-source project earlier this week over its requirement to behave respectfully, setting off a firestorm of debate. Even the CEO of Red Hat tells us that the open source world has got to learn to be nicer.

Engineers from Apple and Google are loving this viral Twitter challenge about describing their job in 5 words

A conference gave programmers a simple challenge: Describe programming in 5 words. And programmers came out in droves to respond.

Insider Inc. held its second-ever hackathon — these are some of the top ideas our tech teams came up with

If you were given one week to build something new or innovative that would benefit people or your company, what would you create?
Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky

Programmers love Google more than Apple, but dread Microsoft according to 100,000 developers

Developers are excited by the prospect that AI could replace jobs.

Inside the world of Silicon Valley’s ‘coasters’ — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

We talked to engineers in Silicon Valley's "rest and vest" world, who explained how they got these gigs and how they spend their days.

Programmers who uses spaces in their code get paid more than those who use tabs

No joke. Spaces vs. tabs has been called a 'holy war' for programmers. And a survey by Stack Overflow shows that the spaces people are winning.

A visually impaired programmer explains how he does it — and what he wishes more tech companies knew

Inmoji's Chris Nagle, a visually impaired programmer, says respect and empathy are key to tech startup success.

Don’t believe Hollywood: To be a top programmer, you need to be a team player, not a genius loner

The annual Stack Overflow survey reveals that developers are looking for team players, not Mr. Robot-style lone geniuses.

Tim Cook explains how giving away Apple technology for free will help it sell more iPhones

Tim Cook explains where Apple's Swift programming language fits into the master plan.

17 tips on how to keep your software engineering job even during a market crash

Here's what you can do to keep your software engineering career moving even in a recession.