Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine

April 2017 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for April 2017.

Mod Builds An Entire Pokemon Game In Minecraft

http://kotaku.com/fan-makes-minecraft-map-into-a-60-hour-pokemon-game-1792016836

Programming is the Next Blue Collar Job

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/programming-is-the-new-blue-collar-job/

Spanner, the Google Database that Mastered Time, is Now Open to Everyone

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/spanner-google-database-harnessed-time-now-open-everyone/

The Race to Map the Human Body, One Cell at a Time

http://www.nature.com/news/the-race-to-map-the-human-body-one-cell-at-a-time-1.21508

With CIA Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/technology/personaltech/defense-against-cia-hacking.html

Photovoltaic ink could lead to easy solar panel manufacture

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/photovoltaic-ink-could-lead-to-easy-solar-panel-manufacture/

Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/youre-now-free-to-move-about-vice-city-a-history-of-open-world-gaming/

Also In The April 2017 Issue

We all use fonts yet rarely notice they are designed. Here are some interesting details to help you notice fonts.

This iPad app is a creative tool kids can use to explore and record what they learn in school.

Smart software design makes it easy for you to learn how to use it without help.

A new version of a fun Mario-like game that teaches kids coding has been released. Learn HTML and save kittens!

Mark is a designer who also knows a lot about how to use technology to create design.

Design is about solving problems, from donuts to race cars, how we eat to what to wear in cold weather.

Everyone know the difference between saying, “Let’s eat, grandma!” and “Let’s eat grandma!” Computers don't.

The user interface often determines whether or not people can easily use your software.

State is an important concept in computer science as well as our everyday lives.

Links from the bottom of all the April 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for April 2017.

Computers collect garbage the way humans do. Here's how they manage memory space.

Code reviews help programmers improve their code and learn more about the software they build.