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Udacitys latest Nanodegree will teach React

In its quest to reduce persistent skills gaps, Udacity has been designing condensed courses to get students up to speed on trendy topics to improve employment outcomes. The startups Nanodegrees, as they call them, span VR, robotics, deep learning and other key technical and non-technical skills. Today Udacity is announcing its latest addition to the lineup React. React, a JavaScript library for front-end development, has become insanely popular in recent months. Its frequently used by companies like Airbnb, Netflix and Facebook and is a great contemporary skill to have if…

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Codota raises $2M from Khosla as autocomplete for developers

In recent years, GitHub has fundamentally changed developer workflows. By centralizing code on an easily accessible platform, the company was able to rapidly change the way people code. Following in these footsteps, Israeli startup Codota wants to further optimize workflows for the often neglected developer community this time with machine intelligence. The company is announcing a $2 million seed round from Khosla Ventures for its autocomplete tool that helps engineers push better code in less time. Codota interfaces withintegrated development environments likeEclipse, expanding on intelligent code completion. Instead of just…

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