GitHub: A cheat sheet – TechRepublic

GitHub is a code housing platform that allows developers to store their projects and network with peers. This resource about GitHub covers why the platform matters, how developers use it, and more.

GitHub is one of the most popular repositories for developers to house their ongoing projects. However, this repository goes well beyond being a storage platform for developers.

With GitHub you can collaborate on projects and invite other programmers to work on your project from anywhere. GitHub works seamlessly with the command-line tool Git, wherein developers can easily check in and check out their projects. GitHub offers the same distributed version control and source code management features found in Git and even adds more to the mix with bug tracking, feature requests, task management, access control for your projects, and so on.

This cheat sheet is an easy way to get up to speed on GitHub. We’ll update this

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AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities

Meanwhile, Arnaud Grignard and his colleagues at the MIT Media Lab are using agent-based simulation to explore possible designs for busy public spaces, including a regenerated Champs-Élysées in Paris. And New York startup Topos is using AI to help understand how the layout of a city affects those living in it. In one project it used a range of AI approaches, including image recognition and natural-language processing, to learn how different areas in New York were used by the people living there. It then redrew the boundaries of New York’s five boroughs on the basis of similarities between neighborhoods, such as whether they are residential or commercial, leafy or urban. The resulting map arrays the boroughs as more or less concentric rings around a central Manhattan.

Jasper Wijnands, at the University of Melbourne in Australia, is also convinced that AI has a place in future urban design. He and his

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Half of professionals believe working from home has negatively impacted their careers

Professionals report that working from home has reduced internal and external networking opportunities and harmed their career progress, according to a new survey.

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In recent months, many companies have adopted remote work policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, employees around the globe have transitioned from the traditional office to the virtual workspace. During this time, in-person meetings have transformed into blocks of Zoom meetings leading to a new type of burnout altogether. A recent informal survey on Blind, a popular anonymous network for professionals, details employee sentiment regarding working from home and perceived effects on their long-term career progression.

Last week, a Blind user created a survey posing a series of questions related to the perceived professional impact of remote work and reduced networking opportunities. The survey ran from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 and garnered more than 1,600 responses. Overall, 53% of professionals

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