Google Gives AI to Devs While Stack Overflow Users Reject It

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IN THIS ISSUE: Google Unveils Free Developer Program; Stack Overflow Users Don't Want No Stinkin' ChatGPT; Tutorial: CSS Gap Solves Text Placement; The State of HTML in 2023; Microsoft Backs Off Recall Feature; GitHub, FileZilla Exploited by Malware


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Google Reaches Out With New Developer Program 

Google last week unveiled the Google Developer Program, a set of free services that provide development assistance through access to its Gemini AI system, plus a slew of additional resources and development help.


Stack Overflow Users Don't Want AI

We don't need no stinkin' ChatGPT. That's reportedly the reaction from the user community at developer Q&A site Stack Overflow. In a deal announced last week on the Stack Overflow site, the company has partnered OpenAI to integrate its popular site with the ChatGPT AI chatbot.  


TUTORIAL: 'CSS Gap' Solves Text Placement

It's a problem as old as time itself, or at least software development itself. And that's getting text to behave predictably and remain aesthetically pleasing. Here's an extensive tutorial for using Gap, the CSS property that defines spaces between rows and columns in a layout. 


The State of HTML in 2023 

A majority of developers have a favorable attitude toward HTML's datalist element (which provides auto-complete functionality for forms without JavaScript), while their opinions of forms in general were not so favorable. Read the results from interviews with 20,000 web developers. 


14 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'Total Recall'

Microsoft Backs Off Recall Feature

In damage control code, Microsoft last week announced major changes to its new Copilot+ PC that make the Recall feature optional. Geez. You'd think Microsoft was trying to take screenshots of everything a PC user does. Who would do anything so blatantly tone-deaf to user privacy sensibilities? 


As GitHub Copilot gains extensions, GitHub and FileZilla face malware exploits

GitHub, FileZilla Exploited by Malware

Hackers continue to torment the interwebs as new exploits were discovered last month in FileZilla and GitHub, two web resources popular among developers. The trojan hacks reportedly appear legitimate, only to reveal their true nature after deployment. 


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