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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #35

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 25, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 This picture will change the way you learn to code

Recently several amazing visualizations of the various technologies used by web developers in 2017 surfaced on the Interwebs. One of them (geared... read more

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#2 Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to work with a virtual browser that is faster and more friendly than the real... read more

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#3 My giant JavaScript basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic JavaScript Challenges on the beta freeCodeCamp curriculum. You can... read more

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#4 Putting comments in code: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

And like many clichés, it has a kernel of truth to it. But this truth has been so abused that most people who utter the phrase have no idea what... read more

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#5 Just starting out? Ditch the “full stack developer” label

The vagueness and confusion around the phrase “full stack developer” has been lingering for years. Google it and you’ll find plenty of discussion about... read more

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#6 5 key learnings after 8 years of iOS development

I’ve been coding for iOS since 2009 and have been involved in the development of countless apps. These are some of my key learnings for... read more

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#7 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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#8 370 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start This Month

Five years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world have... read more

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#9 Nothing will change until you start building

This past week, I was in a Lyft. My driver was telling me about all of her ideas for side projects. She had ideas for a children’s book, an app that helps... read more

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#10 My Development toolset 2017 for iOS

Hello Folks, I would like to introduce some toolset for 2017 that I use for iOS development tools, miscellaneous, services, websites and frameworks that I... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #34

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

March 23, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 My development toolset 2017 for iOS

Hello Folks, I would like to introduce some toolset for 2017 that I use for iOS development tools, miscellaneous, services, websites and frameworks that I ... read more

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#2 RESTful API design with Node.js

It’s a remarkable beast of a tool, Node.js. If you’re a beginner, aspiring coder, or IT student, it may be hard to wrap your head around it, but when you... read more

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#3 370 free online programming & computer science courses you can start this month

Five years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world have... read more

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#4 Configuring Android project — Little things that matter

At the time of writing this article the web is effectively powered by three different major web server software packages. A web server, as covered in... read more

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#5 My first 100 days as a WebDeveloper

Last autumn, my life took an unexpected turn. I had just finished the majority of my undergraduate degree at The Master’s University that... read more

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#6 The Developer’s edge: how to become a senior developer

This article is for all the developers, coders, programmers out there who are looking to make a jump in their career after having had a few years in the... read more

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#7 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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#8 The best YouTube channels for designers and developers

I just recently realized how much time I spend on YouTube everyday. To be more precise, about 50 minutes every single day. About three years ago I... read more

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#9 Client-side vs. server-side rendering: why it’s not all black and white

Since the dawn of time, the conventional method for getting your HTML up onto a screen was by using server-side rendering. It was the only way. You... read more

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#10 The Future of Web Development: Coding as a Service

It turns out, not much. A domain will run you $12/year from Google. Webhosting on Google App Engine or Amazon Web Services is free to start... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #33

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

March 02, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 25 Android libraries you definitely want to try out in early 2017

This is a list of 25 best Android libraries released in January and February 2017. All of these are worth trying out — they are not in ranked order. Let’s... read more

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#2 5 essential tools for Web Development mastery

Design is outside of the comfort zone for many developers. I was once complacent to say that “I don’t design”. But developers are designers. Even a... read more

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#3 Why should you learn Go?

In past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming... read more

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#4 Caddy — a modern web server (vs. nginx)

At the time of writing this article the web is effectively powered by three different major web server software packages. A web server, as covered in... read more

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#5 Just starting out? Ditch the “full stack developer” label

The vagueness and confusion around the phrase “full stack developer” has been lingering for years. Google it and you’ll find plenty of discussion about... read more

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#6 Comparing the Performance between Native iOS (Swift) and React-Native

React-Native is a hybrid mobile framework that lets you build apps using only JavaScript. However, unlike other hybrid mobile technologies you are... read more

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#7 Modern Web development

What’s the most important thing to come out of Switzerland? Chocolate? Clocks? Neutrality? The largest, most expensive scientific experiment in... read more

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#8 Progressive Web App Libraries in Production

Two years ago, our team at Google started work on JavaScript libraries to reduce the friction for building Progressive Web Apps. We started with... read more

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#9 Intro to Swift Functional Programming with Bob

You get it. People are talking about it. You google and look up the first 5 articles from the top. Frustrated, you notice most tutorials pull a vague... read more

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#10 JavaScript Startup performance

As web developers, we know how easy it is to end up with web page bloat. But loading a webpage is much more than shipping bytes down the wire... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #32

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 08, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 A guide to cross-browser testing: installing all the things

So, you’ve written a website. Your carefully crafted HTML, CSS and JavaScript sits waiting to be sucked through the ether into the wild world of browsers... read more

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#2 A million requests per second with Python

Is it possible to hit a million requests per second with Python? Probably not until recently. A lot of companies are migrating away from... read more

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#3 I learned to code, build a web app and launch it on Product Hunt in 2 months

Two months ago I started my journey to build my first web app. It’s a very basic web app called When To Surf for surfers to see when is the best time... read more

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#4 How to get free wifi on public networks

This short tutorial describes a few methods for gaining access to the internet, a basic human right, from public wireless networks. This tutorial... read more

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#5 Caddy — a modern web server (vs. nginx)

At the time of writing this article the web is effectively powered by three different major web server software packages. A web server, as covered in... read more

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#6 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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#7 A complete guide to keeping your digital identity short and sweet

If you are like me, a Google search for your name will probably bring up all the accounts you ever created using your real name. If you haven’t been... read more

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#8 How Flexbox works — explained with big, colorful, animated gifs

Flexbox promises to save us from the evils of plain CSS (like vertical alignment). Well, Flexbox does deliver on that goal. But mastering its... read more

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#9 Introduction to Node & Express

Node is a JavaScript environment built on the same JavaScript engine used in Google’s Chrome web browser. It has some great features that make... read more

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#10 Why should you learn Go?

In past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #31

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

February 01, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 The best way to learn new technologies is by doing

I’ve recently published How I stay up-to-date as a Developer. That story was, of course, about how to get to know all these new “shiny” technologies. It... read more

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#2 The secret to becoming a better programmer is speaking

Malcolm Gladwell penned the concept of the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers: The Story of Success. The principle holds that to become world-class... read more

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#3 Introduction to Node & Express

Node is a JavaScript environment built on the same JavaScript engine used in Google’s Chrome web browser. It has some great features that make it an... read more

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#4 Why should you learn Go?

In past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming... read more

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#5 Coding has become PopCulture

Fifteen years ago when people suggested I should become a programmer because of my introverted and shy personality, analytical mind and complete... read more

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#6 14 must knows for an iOS developer

As an iOS developer (currently addicted to Swift 😍). I have created apps from scratch, maintained apps and, been in a lot of different teams. In all my... read more

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#7 How I stay up-to-date as a developer

I can hardly imagine any other industry that is so dynamic and inviting as software development. I mean, imagine your young-self, dreaming to be the... read more

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#8 Git in 2016

Git had a huge year in 2016, with five feature releases (v2.7 through v2.11) and sixteen patch releases. 189 authors contributed 3,676 commits to... read more

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#9 Caddy — a modern web server (vs. nginx)

At the time of writing this article the web is effectively powered by three different major web server software packages. A web server, as covered in... read more

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#10 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #30

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

January 18, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 11 mistakes I made in these 2 years of Android app development

For 2 years I have been dipping myself in Android app development, and though I have progressed a lot, there were a lot of naive mistakes that I have... read more

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#2 Why should you learn Go?

In past couple of years, there is a rise of new programming language: Go or GoLang. Nothing makes a developer crazy than a new programming language... read more

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#3 How I stay up-to-date as a Developer

I can hardly imagine any other industry that is so dynamic and inviting as software development. I mean, imagine your young-self, dreaming to be the best... read more

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#4 Caddy — a modern web server (vs. nginx)

At the time of writing this article the web is effectively powered by three different major web server software packages. A web server, as covered in this... read more

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#5 Git in 2016

Git had a huge year in 2016, with five feature releases¹ (v2.7 through v2.11) and sixteen patch releases². 189 authors³ contributed 3,676 commits⁴ to... read more

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#6 Free JavaScript books

Today I’ve gathered a collection of free books to read if you’d like to learn about JavaScript. These JavaScript books are in various digital formats... read more

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#7 Understanding Flexbox: Everything you need to know

This article will cover all the fundamental concepts you need to get good with the CSS Flexbox model. It’s a long one, so I hope you’re ready for it... read more

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#8 React’s Five Fingers of Death. Master these five concepts, then master React.

A few years ago, my friend Sean started telling me how this brand new front-end library called React was going to take over the web. At first I dismissed... read more

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#9 Survey: Getting to 10x — What do the best developers have in common?

A preponderance of research suggests that there is an order of magnitude difference in productivity between developers. To quote Steve McConnell... read more

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#10 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #29

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

January 11, 2017 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 How you are identified (and tracked) on the Web

I see a lot of misconceptions when it comes to understanding how the “evil overlords” of the internet track us. As a developer myself, this is a... read more

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#2 Build a Next.js website in 4 steps

In this blog I will show you how to pick up an existing website example and curtail it into your own, beautiful Next.js website for publishing content and... read more

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#3 Introduction to Node & Express

Node is a JavaScript environment built on the same JavaScript engine used in Google’s Chrome web browser. It has some great features that make it an... read more

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#4 Which programming languages have the happiest (and angriest) commenters?

It’s officially winter, so what could be better than drinking hot chocolate while querying the new Stack Overflow dataset in BigQuery? It has every... read more

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#5 2017 is the year that front-end developers should go back and master the basics

In our fast-paced ecosystem, we tend to spend our time trying out the latest inventions, then arguing about them on the internet. I’m not saying we... read more

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#6 The 9 most popular Golang links from 2016

This year Golang celebrated its 7th birthday 🎉 and we saw the release of Go 1.7. We thought it would be great to showcase some of the most popular Go... read more

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#7 How to ruin a developer's day

Let’s be honest, who really likes developers? We pretend we do because we have to share an office with them, but really we’d rather their lives were... read more

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#8 5 free VueJS tutorials

Ok… I still use jQuery — my apologies for sleeping through the entire Backbone, Knockout, Angular 1 era. Regardless, I’m ready to toss my... read more

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#9 JavaScript New Year resolutions countdown

It’s that time of year — time to start thinking of resolutions for the new year. But this time you’re actually going to check some of them off, and we’re here... read more

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#10 I’m learning to code at 56. Here’s an epic beat-down of my critical inner self

I love losing myself in an algorithm challenge. I love squeezing in a few extra minutes testing just one more thing. I love thinking “maybe I’ve got it... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #27

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 29, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Are front-end developers real developers?

I take it by now you have read Learning JavaScript in 2016 and taken a look at The State of JavaScript. This article will not be exploring the complexities... read more

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#2 10 tips to become a better Swift Ninja

First, I have to admit how distracted I had been for the past days and hours because of you guys… I have shit tons of Swift tutorials to make, but not sure... read more

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#3 Hype driven development

Software development teams often make decisions about software architecture or technological stack based on inaccurate opinions, social... read more

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#4 I stopped being a lawyer, became a developer and it’s awesome

Does your career fulfill you and move you in the right direction? Have you ever sat down to really think about it? For too long, I went with the... read more

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#5 6 quick and proven tips to help you learn JavaScript

Have you ever wanted to learn JavaScript? It is currently one of the best and most used programming languages in the world. It is also the language of... read more

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#6 When Angulars attack!!!

This weekend, a few colleagues and I got together and participated in the first annual Angular Attack, a 48-hour virtual programming competition, in... read more

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#7 Stop wasting time: pair programming rocks

The lone coder has a lot of advantages. Working in a personal cave away from all distractions, a solitary coder can do amazing things: Conquer a new... read more

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#8 A week with the new Macbook Pro with touch bar

I purchased the new Macbook Pro (MBP for short, below) with Touch Bar one week ago. I chose the maxed out “standard” model for $2,799 at the... read more

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#9 Why Go?

Go was created by these three guys called Rob Pike, Robert Griesemer and Ken Thompson. Let's take a look at what these guys have done before Go... read more

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#10 Creating a iOS app from scratch.. Tools, pods, tricks of the trade and more

Today i'm starting a series of posts that will show how to create an iOS app from scratch, using many different pods and tools that will make your... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #26

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 23, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Introduction to Node & Express

Node is a JavaScript environment built on the same JavaScript engine used in Google’s Chrome web browser. It has some great features that make it an... read more

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#2 How to build a cross-platform blog using React Native and Nodejs

We live in a world of inter-connected devices, each powered by their own software, built with their own circuits and protected by their own casing.... read more

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#3 Self-taught software developers: why open source is important to us

About 13 years ago (at High School) a friend (Netcyrax) introduced me to Open Source community. He explained me everything about Open Source... read more

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#4 Mapping GraphQL types to Swift

We recently released the first version of Apollo iOS, a strongly-typed GraphQL client for Swift apps. I’ve written about bringing GraphQL to iOS... read more

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#5 10 tips to become a better Swift developer

So, you’ve been around with Swift for a couple of months. Now, you want to become a better Swift Developer? DRY, KISS, and not WET? I’ve got golden... read more

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#6 Functional programming in JS, with practical examples

Functional Programming(FP) can change the way you program for the better. But it’s hard to learn and many posts and tutorials don’t go into... read more

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#7 So you want to be a professional coder?

I have been coding for longer than I care to admit. I am mostly “self-taught”, but I did eventually take some programming courses in college which I don’t... read more

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#8 Building a simple offline-capable Notepad app using ServiceWorker

Today, We are going to build a progressive Notepad app which can very well be used in offline mode, be responsive on all available devices and which... read more

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#9 Is Next.js the next big thing in JavaScript?

There are too many JS frameworks out there — we all know that. But still, we see new JS frameworks every day.... read more

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#10 10 must see web apps & games

JavaScript was born in 1995, and lived half its life as a toy language that people didn’t take very seriously. Today, JavaScript is the most popular... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #25

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 09, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Designers who code for real learn for real

If you’re anything like me, at some point in your design career you have asked yourself ‘should I learn to code?’. There have been endless debates... read more

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#2 Introducing Docula!

No trick, just a treat! One of the big things that I love is the idea of making documentation (when needed) more of a community effort. In the past I... read more

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#3 Building a React/Redux/Elm bridge

A lot has been said about Elm. An impressive number of articles, talks and posts have been praising Elm as the future of Front End development... read more

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#4 The future of Web forms

Web forms are the evolution of their paper counterparts. A collection of labels, boxes and circles designed to constrain input and make it easier for... read more

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#5 Want to learn JavaScript in 2016?

This is a walk-through of the steps I personally took in a single year, to begin learning JavaScript. My goal was to be able to get a job in a position where... read more

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#6 5 simple tips for your first React + Redux project

So you have heard about the latest and greatest front end framework, React. You have gone through some tutorials and want to start your first proper... read more

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#7 New to coding? Which programming language is right for you?

Top coders have near limitless prospects when it comes to employment, or even opportunities to succeed in their own startups. In fact, learning to code... read more

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#8 Learn React by practice and create a stunning image gallery

One of the best ways to learn React is by practice. Nothing can help you learn like trial and error. When you get your hands dirty your brain is... read more

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#9 Managing PHP dependencies properly

The first step to build a proper CD pipeline is to manage your dependencies in the right way. If you are PHP developer, you need to master Composer in... read more

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#10 Getting started with Webpack 2

Webpack 2 will be out of beta once the documentation has been finished. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start using version 2 now if you know how... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #24

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

November 03, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Creating a Slack command Bot from scratch with Nodejs & DistributeIt

It was raining on a few weekends ago, instead of binge-watching some Netflix shows I decided to do some small project with the Conversational UI... read more

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#2 39 open source Swift UI libraries for iOS app development

Developed by Apple Inc, Swift is currently the most popular programming language on Github and it has one of the most active communities that... read more

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#3 How to land your first development job in 5 simple steps

When you’re just getting started, it seems like it’s impossible to break into the market. Everybody wants to hire somebody with experience. How do... read more

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#4 Using FFmpeg with Docker

What is interesting with Docker containers is that you can use them not only for deploying services to the cloud, but also to distribute softwares that you... read more

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#5 Rails vs NodeJS — the comparison

I have worked with NodeJS as well as RoR and implemented the same server using both the technology stacks. So, here are some pros of both the... read more

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#6 Enjoy a good Ruby library to convert vvideo into the cloud

We specify the config file, set the source of the video to convert and # create a variable "vid" that will be used in the custom webhook URL... read more

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#7 Need a Python library to encode video into the cloud? Here is it!

Use the API Request Builder to generate a config file that match your specific workflow. Note that you can use the environment variable... read more

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#8 Is Model-View-Controller dead on the front end?

More and more front-end developers are adopting unidirectional architectures. So what’s the future for the classic Model-View-Controller (MVC)... read more

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#9 Crystal: Ruby syntax with almost C efficiency

Everyone looks at programming languages differently. There are those that want speed and are willing to compromise syntax (I’m looking at you C++... read more

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#10 How to design APIs that don’t suck

Other developers actually have to use the APIs you design. So don’t let those APIs suck. If you don’t want hordes of angry programmers to descend on... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #23

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 26, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Rails vs NodeJS — the comparison

I have worked with NodeJS as well as RoR and implemented the same server using both the technology stacks. So, here are some pros of both the... read more

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#2 From Mac to Linux: Web Development with Linux

As I promised to write more about my experience with Linux as my replacement for a Mac, here is my experience with developing web apps on Linux... read more

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#3 Good tutorial to start encoding video into the cloud

This tutorial will teach you how to encode videos to multiple formats with Coconut's API. We are going to write a simple config file that describes... read more

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#4 How to launch an effective landing page for your project

I began my career 10 years ago doing online marketing and advertising for video games. Since then, I’ve worked on all sides of the industry: agency... read more

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#5 Sustaining webpack for the future

In addition to writing JavaScript, each of the maintainers on the webpack core team have unique talents that allow them to fill important roles... read more

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#6 Holy Crap: You’ve been coding JavaScript like a moron this whole time

Look, I get it. You’re a programmer. You’ve got a degree or a startup or a lot of pent-up anger. You know 4 programming languages, and I’m just a... read more

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#7 Five types of developers & designers I have worked with

I started out in 2012 as a web developer and later on took on project management alongside development. After 11 months I left the company I... read more

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#8 Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s... read more

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#9 Running Ruby apps in production

Over the last few months, I’ve been working on a number of Ruby applications which have a requirement to run a few different types of process in order... read more

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#10 11 interesting Web Browsers (that aren’t Chrome)

Ask web developers what browser they use, and they’ll no doubt tell you Google Chrome is the browser they turn to day-in-day-out. Sorry, Safari... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #22

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 19, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 How it actually feels to write JavaScript in 2016

Hey, I need to create a page that displays the latest activity from the users, so I just need to get the data from the REST endpoint and display it in some sort... read more

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#2 Is MVC dead for the frontend?

As more and more frontend developers adopt unidirectional architectures, one can only ask if there is any future for the classic MVC approach... read more

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#3 Front-end is🤘and JavaScript is 👑

Front-end technology is about to rule the world with JavaScript at its throne, and we are acting like farmers quarrelling about how complicated... read more

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#4 Mastering Meteor + Redux

Okay class, settle down settle down. Please take your seats. Welcome to my new series, “Mastering Meteor, Redux and other stuff that you should... read more

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#5 Securing your JS apps w/ Stateless CSRF #krakenjs

Hey there! You might have stumbled upon this post because you’re interested in securing your JS apps, or maybe you’ve heard about the other... read more

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#6 Free eBooks for Web Designers & Developers

There are thousands of free ebooks available for web designers and developers online. The great news is that quite a lot of these books are... read more

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#7 Taking PHP Seriously

Slack uses PHP for most of its server-side application logic, which is an unusual choice these days. Why did we choose to build a new project in... read more

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#8 GoLang or the future of the dev

The free lunch is over. Better yet, the free lunch was already over in 2005 and right now we’re starting to pay for it, even though we aren’t aware... read more

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#9 Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers

I come across so many interesting info-apps and documents in my daily research, so I thought I’d provide a list of those for you. Please, enjoy... read more

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#10 What you don’t know about web development

Fear not, this isn’t another mildly aggressive blog post telling you that you’re inferior; I’m not here to tell you what you don’t know about web... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #21

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 12, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Holy crap: You’ve been coding JavaScript like a moron this whole time

Look, I get it. You’re a programmer. You’ve got a degree or a startup or a lot of pent-up anger. You know 4 programming languages, and I’m just a guy on... read more

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#2 There are 31 of the best kept secrets of great programmers

Most of the time, using inheritance is a bad object oriented design in the long run. It reduces reusability and testability of code. Consider using... read more

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#3 Why you should invest on Ruby on Rails?

These days, modern languages ​​have exponentially gained ground in the software industry. Corporate industry and startups are increasingly relying on open source... read more

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#4 React, a gentle introduction

React is a Javascript library for creating user interfaces, authored by Facebook and Instagram engineers. It’s aimed to solve the challenges... read more

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#5 How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

Hey, I got this new web project, but to be honest I haven’t coded much web in a few years and I’ve heard the landscape changed a bit. You are the most... read more

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#6 Objective-C vs Swift

This is like the battle of old vs new, youth vs experience, father against son. All the cool kids seem to like Swift and hype around it is huge. Although... read more

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#7 Introduction to JSON + JavaScript

It is a JavaScript subset and is typically intended for the exchange of information. It does not require the exclusive use of JavaScript, being... read more

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#8 45 Github issues Dos and Don’ts

Many open source projects use Github Issues as the main medium of communication and tool for task management. Its openness and availability is one... read more

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#9 Angular 2 vs React: The ultimate dance off

Most people who follow me know that I personally favor React, but of course I like my decisions to be educated, not based on uninformed bias. Lately... read more

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#10 What does it mean when code is “easy to reason about”?

You’ve probably heard the expression “easy to reason about” enough times to make your ears bleed. The first time I heard this expression, I had no... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #20

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

October 05, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Master the DOM. It’s not as hard as you might think

Many web developers think the DOM is really difficult (or slow) and you need a huge framework to tame it. Then they invest a lot of their time to... read more

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#2 8 tips for learning how to code on your own

My name is Kenza, and I am an iOS Developer who graduated from a Psychology bachelor’s degree 3 months ago. Let’s start with getting a few things out... read more

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#3 Meet Moq: easily mock interfaces in Go

In my recent talk about Idiomatic Go Tricks I talked about a testing technique that David Hernandez showed me where you can test code that has dependencies... read more

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#4 Help, help, Angularjs is attacking!!!

This weekend, a few colleagues and I got together and participated in the first annual Angular Attack, a 48-hour virtual programming competition, in... read more

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#5 The technology behind a low latency cloud gaming service

Last July, I read a highly upvoted article on Hacker News claiming that it was possible to play games from an AWS GPU instance. I immediately followed... read more

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#6 Inline styles are so 2016

It looks like there’s a war between CSS and inline styles people but it’s not true: everyone just wants to make their job better day after day. React, in... read more

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#7 Programming is like traveling the World

Software is wonderful. It is literally wonderful and awesome. There are so many languages and communities, each with its own local customs, philosophical... read more

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#8 Are You an Engineer or a Developer?

Did you know software engineers make $13,000 per year more than software developers on average?1 It’s even more than that (a $22,000 difference)... read more

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#9 The decline of Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow was created in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, as a more open alternative to earlier Q&A sites such as Experts-Exchange. The name for... read more

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#10 8 reasons Android is an amazing platform

Android, the worlds most popular mobile operating system just turned 8 years old! eThis amazing platform has come such a long way since 1.0, and... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #19

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 28, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 12 books every Javascript developer should read

I’m a big fan of JavaScript books. Being a long-time learner of JavaScript, I’ve had the pleasure of reading a great many of the popular JavaScript... read more

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#2 Enjoy a good Nodejs client library to convert video into the Cloud

You can also create a job without a config file. To do that you will need to give every settings in the method parameters. Here is the exact same job... read more

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#3 PokéMapper: building a Pokémon Go app using Cloud 66

So unless you’ve been living on a desert island, under a rock or as a Trappist monk for the last week, you’re likely to have witnessed the surprise... read more

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#4 Integrating ReactJS with Rails

I am in love with React because of these 7 strengths of it. As a Rails developer, If I have to choose one of the Javascript Framework in my project... read more

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#5 You want to master Meteorjs and Redux

Welcome to the last post on “How we Redux”. Today is the fifth and final part in this series and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to write this... read more

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#6 Deploying an isomorphic app with Nodejs, Express, Reactjs and MongoDB

Being a web designer for quite a long time, I always wanted to learn more about coding, but I also always had good developers to work with. I was... read more

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#7 How to use classes in Nodejs and why you should!

Lots of people don’t know it, but you can use and extend real classes in Node.js already. There’s a few drawbacks, but once you learn about them... read more

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#8 Creating a multiplayer game with node.js

Back when I was learning node, I built a simple multiplayer game using WebSockets. Since I had fun coding it, I decided to create this tutorial,... read more

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#9 The Engineer’s guide to desks

Whether we work at home, in a pristine window office with a view of other pristine window offices, in a soul-sucking corporate cube farm, or in a series... read more

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#10 First weeks in Elm

Elm has gained some serious attention in the Elixir community. At Erlang Factory SF 2016, Chris McCord shared his Phoenix talk with Elm’s creator,... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #18

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 21, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 9 Game changing tools that every remote developer can’t live without

As remote developers at devAcademy, we are working with customers from around the world, from Los Angeles to Lima. This means that we face... read more

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#2 Why we chose Reactjs despite Angularjs’s popularity?

In the fall of 2014 we started developing version 10 of the OutSystems platform. In the beginning we did several POCs to evaluate the... read more

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#3 You want to secure your Javascript apps?

Hey there! You might have stumbled upon this post because you’re interested in securing your JS apps, or maybe you’ve heard about the other... read more

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#4 React, a gentle introduction

React is a Javascript library for creating user interfaces, authored by Facebook and Instagram engineers. Is aimed to solve the challenges involved... read more

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#5 Cabin — React & Redux example app — Introduction

Ever wanted to build a photo sharing social network exclusively for cabins? Made with React and Redux? Yes, of course? Well, you have come to the right... read more

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#6 There are 31 of the best kept secrets of great programmers

Most of the time, using inheritance is a bad object oriented design in the long run. It reduces reusability and testability of code. Consider using interfaces... read more

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#7 Being a qualified webdeveloper or not!

In January, a new developer asked us to judge his qualifications and if he should apply for a job in the Reactiflux jobs channel. This was my response, slightly... read more

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#8 My journey to becoming a Web developer from scratch

First, let me introduce myself; My name is Sergei Garcia, and I’m a full-time front end developer with 2 years experience, and in that time having worked for... read more

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#9 Introducing React Router Native

I’m very excited to announce a project that has been a few months in the making, react-router-native, a routing library for React Native that strives for sensible... read more

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#10 On learning iOS, the Traveled iOS developer’s guide

I was having an interesting conversation about a month ago with a good friend who just entered the world of programming. Like me, he was set on learning... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #17

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 14, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 So you want to be a Functional Programmer

Taking that first step to understanding Functional Programming concepts is the most important and sometimes the most difficult step. But it doesn’t... read more

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#2 Why you should invest on Ruby on Rails?

These days, modern languages ​​have exponentially gained ground in the software industry. Corporate industry and startups are increasingly... read more

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#3 Harnessing the power of Webpack

We are overwhelmed by the response on our previous blog about Housing Go and today we are sharing our bundling and chunking... read more

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#4 Embracing immutable architecture

I believe as a community, many of us JavaScript engineers have embraced Immutable Architecture. Whether we realize it or not, a new way of building... read more

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#5 Rendering speed & performance challenge with famous front-end framework

I try to start this blog last week because my colleague or my friends love to claim the speed of any front-end framework. Almost said “React is the... read more

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#6 The 100% correct way to validate email addresses

Congratulations. From this day forward, you will no longer squander your time trying to work out the perfect regex to validate email addresses. You... read more

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#7 Learning and mastering isn’t the same

When I first began making applications for the web, getting started was hard. Just figuring out which components to download, how to configure them... read more

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#8 Getting eslint right in React Native

Eslint is not new for React Native apps, but I admit that getting eslint to work seamlessly in React Native is not so trivial (yet?) and couldn’t find... read more

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#9 Uploading images to AWS S3 in Swift with a Nodejs backend

Many apps require some sort of image-upload functionality, but implementing this means solving a few different problems. The developer must... read more

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#10 How Elixir helped us scale our Video User Profile Service for the Olympics

I'm learning Elixir since the end of 2014 when version 1.0 was launched. I'm not a Guru, I'm just starting, but loving it. Like any other new... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #16

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

September 07, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Software engineer cheat sheet

Use this cheat sheet to decipher what your software engineers are really saying... read more

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#2 45 Github issues Dos and Don’ts

Many open source projects use Github Issues as the main medium of communication and tool for task management. Its openness... read more

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#3 Resizing techniques and image quality that every iOS developer should know

Images are an integral part of every application. Resizing images have been a recurrent problem for all developers. With... read more

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#4 Linux is 25. Yay! Let’s celebrate with 25 stunning facts about Linux

Today, Linux is the dominant operating system for servers. It’s also the basis for Android, which is the dominant operating system for... read more

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#5 Creating custom annotations in Android

And Metadata is a set of data that gives information about other data.So in this case, annotations are essentially just information about your code... read more

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#6 Should designers code?

By far, the most addictive thing about it, is when you tell someone about your new product, then pulling the iPhone and let them feel it.... read more

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#7 GraphQL: The next generation of API design

I sometimes hear people talk about how GraphQL is too complicated to be a good replacement for REST. I strongly disagree, and... read more

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#8 Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI pattern library

Design systems. Pattern libraries. Styleguides. Whatever you want to call them, they are very much in style right now... read more

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#9 Learning how to learn: the most important developer skill

Being an efficient learner is at least as important as being an efficient coder. When you’re a developer, your job requires you to learn... read more

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#10 How to make a Twitter Bot in under an hour

Last week, we aired a segment on the weird and wonderful world of Twitter bots. We even decided to make a Twitter bot of our own. It’s... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #15

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 31, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 redux-observable, a middleware for redux

Created by Jay Phelps and myself for use on our projects at Netflix, redux-observable is middleware for redux that is inspired by redux-thunk... read more

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#2 How to use classes in Node.js (with no pre-compilers), and why you should

Lots of people don’t know it, but you can use and extend real classes in Node.js already. There’s a few drawbacks, but once you learn... read more

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#3 The zero-config Javascript build tool, the holy grail of JS development

Grunt, Gulp, Browserify, Webpack, and many more. These are tools that I’ve come across over the years as a web developer. And to be very... read more

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#4 There are 31 Of the best kept secrets of great programmers

Most of the time, using inheritance is a bad object oriented design in the long run. It reduces reusability and testability of... read more

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#5 The simplest way to make a pull-to-refresh and infinite tableview with ReactJS

Pull-to-refresh and pull-to-load-more are extremely common to show data in web, there are so many libraries to make it in React, but... read more

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#6 12 books every JavaScript developer should read

I’m a big fan of JavaScript books. Being a long-time learner of JavaScript, I’ve had the pleasure of reading a great many of the popular... read more

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#7 Why we chose Reactjs despite Angularjs’s popularity

In the fall of 2014 we started developing version 10 of the OutSystems platform. In the beginning we did several POCs to evaluate the performance... read more

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#8 Debugging React Native applications

When doing application development with interactivity, UI/UX and state, on a resource-limited platform, these questions often come up:... read more

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#9 An introduction about multi-threading in JavaScript

So, I have been working on a multi-threaded JavaScript runtime, Nexus.js. You can think of it as the mad cousin of Node.js. First of all... read more

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#10 3 incredibly boring but highly effective ways to learn, and get better at, JavaScript

I always hear people complain that JavaScript is hard to learn, or that it’s just not clicking for them. This frustrates me... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #14

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 24, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 My journey to becoming a web developer from scratch without a CS degree, 2 years later (and what I learned from it)

First, let me introduce myself; My name is Sergei Garcia, and I’m a full-time front end developer with 2 years experience, and in that time having worked for both... read more

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#2 Breathing air into AirBnB’s JavaScript style guide

No one sets out to write ugly, inconsistently-styled code. It just sort of happens. Even as the only developer on a project, the more time that passes... read more

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#3 Can JS create awesome mobile app experiences with React Native?

Animations are essential to the mobile user experience. People have grown to expect user-friendly handheld interfaces. “It can make animations, ... read more

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#4 Question: exactly when is someone going to use your app/service?

We’ve been talking about the “attention economy” for a few years now but largely live in denial of the implications. Instead you’ll find entrepreneurs... read more

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#5 What is an API? In English, please.

Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer. Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an API... read more

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#6 The war Microsoft should have won

Microsoft had many things in its favor to become the dominant mobile OS, but a number of issues, many home-grown, saw it lose its early... read more

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#7 Offline storage for progressive Web apps

2016 will hopefully be the year we build for network resilience. Internet connections can be flakey or non-existent on the go, which is why offline... read more

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#8 One weird trick to name your tests

You’re crushing code and taking names. You got a gajillion dollars in VC funding and the world domination is just a lisp macro away. But you’re also... read more

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#9 How to choose a programming language

I’m going to tell you how to choose a programming language: don’t. Wait … what about all the high-paying tech jobs? Isn’t this the best time to be... read more

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#10 21 amazing open source iOS apps written in Swift

Swift is a general-purpose programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. Currently it is the most popular open source... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #13

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 17, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 9 Game changing tools that every remote developer can’t live without

As remote developers at devAcademy, we are working with customers from around the world, from Los Angeles to Lima. This means that we face... read more

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#2 First weeks in Elm

Elm has gained some serious attention in the Elixir community. At Erlang Factory SF 2016, Chris McCord shared his Phoenix talk with Elm’s creator... read more

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#3 Nerding out with the Amazon IoT button

A little while ago Amazon announced a programmable button, based on the Dash button, and made for developers. It’s basically a wireless button that... read more

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#4 Building real-time React applications with Redux and Meteor

This article explains how we plan to get rid of all these problems at once, by using Meteor only in the backend. But even if you are not using Meteor... read more

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#5 Angularjs vs Reactjs

Here we are comparing a full fledged framework (Angular) with a mere library (React). This is the very first thing every frontend developer needs to... read more

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#6 Just launched React Native Taxi app theme

With the aim to offer Uber-for-X services at finger tips, we are now introducing React Native Taxi App Theme. A ready to use Uber clone taxi app... read more

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#7 Beyond memory leaks in Javascript

Memory leaks are like that pimple you have on your nose with prom night coming. You know that they exist and they’re not going anywhere, but you just pray... read more

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#8 Here are all the Git commands I used last week, and what they do.

I remember thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a list of the most common Git commands along with an explanation as to why they are... read more

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#9 Good code is like a good joke — it requires no explanation.

If your code is self-explanatory, there’s no need for comments and documentations, most of the time. Good code is like a car with a great stereo... read more

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#10 Implementing Facebook’s Reaction animation

If you are a Facebooker, chance you will use this popup everyday to share your emotion across the Internet. In this blog post, we will... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #12

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 10, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 How to use GitHub like a proper human being

I’ve seen (and made) so many bad commit messages at devAcademy. We should really start to charge 10 cents for each bad commit someone makes... read more

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#2 3 incredibly boring but highly effective ways to learn, and get better at, JavaScript

I always hear people complain that JavaScript is hard to learn, or that it’s just not clicking for them. This frustrates me. It frustrates... read more

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#3 Create a simple REST API endpoint using Webtask.io

Webtask.io is a service by Auth0 that allows you to run single pieces of code in the cloud through HTTP calls. Each deployed piece will run... read more

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#4 Improve your animations with custom, non-linear timing curves

Motion in the real world (you know, the one outside of your phone that you glance at just often enough to make sure you don’t get smacked by... read more

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#5 Consolidating string resources across Android & iOS

Hey there! My name is Jessica and I’m a Software Engineering student from the University of Waterloo. I’m currently on a coop term at 500px as a part of... read more

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#6 Words Counted: A gem that counts!

Sometimes we come across situations where we need to count numbers of words, characters etc. from some content. Lets say we are creating a Rails... read more

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#7 4 things for efficient Redux

For me it’s been immutable.js and it was a huge benefit. I’ve used native objects and es6 spread operator (alternatively you can use Object.assign) to avoid... read more

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#8 Functional React series — Part 1: get your app outta my component

When I started writing React apps, I approached components as if they were “just the V in MVC!” Seriously, we’ve all heard it. I have found... read more

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#9 Setting up Browserify and React, on Rails

Rails is such a brilliant framework, it’s got almost all the possible features inbuilt. However, even though it has a lot of support for front end libraries... read more

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#10 Designing with Data — Craft & Dummi

Imagine you move into a house and you place your furniture right where you want it, paint the walls all the best colors, and hang your favorite paintings... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #11

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

August 03, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Face centering Android library build on top of Google Vision API

In our Android apps, when we crop photos to display them, we often encounter the problem of positioning faces properly. This inspired me to... read more

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#2 Buttons in UI design: the evolution of style and best practices

Button is an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Although button looks like a very simple UI element, its design has changed... read more

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#3 16 prototyping tools & how each can be used

Everyone is asking: “Which prototyping tool is the best?” That’s the wrong question. The correct question is: “Which prototyping tool is... read more

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#4 “create-react-app” and the future of creating React applications

Over the past few years, I’ve been heavily involved with teaching people how to build applications with React.js. First there was React Week, held way back... read more

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#5 On learning iOS

I was having an interesting conversation about a month ago with a good friend who just entered the world of programming. Like me, he was set on learning... read more

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#6 Don’t want to get hacked? Close your laptop.

My friends often leave their computers open and unlocked. I tell them they should probably get in the habit of locking their computers, but they... read more

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#7 Organizing a React Native project

One of the great things about React Native is the flexibility. You can do just about anything — including organize the project however you want... read more

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#8 Does a developer need to be nice?

In order to make good software, you need to be in a good team. In order for a team to be good, they need to have psychological safety, and in order for you... read more

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#9 How to use GraphQL in your Redux app

By the end of this tutorial, you will have learned how to solve this problem by letting the Apollo Client fetch and manage data for you. You will no longer... read more

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#10 MongoDB & Docker data volume containers

We did mount a host directory as a data volume at dbpath for MongoDB via YAML here… but it seems like not a good idea to let data naked like that! So we have... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #10

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 27, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 PokéMapper: building a Pokémon Go app using Cloud 66

So unless you’ve been living on a desert island, under a rock or as a Trappist monk for the last week, you’re likely to have witnessed the surprise success... read more

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#2 Amazing Angular unit testing

This is ‘Amazing’ series of collections: 16 free unit testing tutorials on Angular 1.x and 2.0. In this observation, we compared nearly 600 tutorials... read more

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#3 ASCII presentations in terminal are real

Today, I want to tell you about one interesting project, called Kittik. The main idea behind this project is to create and show presentations... read more

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#4 Connecting React Native and Meteor

A question I commonly get when discussing my React Native Meteor boilerplate is in regards to what is actually going on with the two apps... read more

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#5 7 Places to Learn to Program — for Free!

Over my 10-year internet marketing career, my biggest personal competitive advantage was having an electrical engineering degree and being... read more

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#6 React/Redux — Best practices (write production apps)

As a developer working for a long time with React.js I have my own answers and best practices, but it’s possible that you won’t agree on everything with me... read more

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#7 Getting started with Async/Await

Inspired by the Zeit team’s post on the subject, my team at PayPal recently migrated our main server-side codebase to use Async/Await. I’m excited to... read more

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#8 Python and Ruby implementations compared by the error density

Which programming language to start learning? Python or Ruby? Which one is better? Django or Ruby on Rails? Such questions can often be found... read more

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#9 Phaser — an open source JavaScript framework for HTML5 game development

Are you interested in game development? We bet you are! But to excel in this field you must know a thing or two about the technologies you will use... read more

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#10 Useful React Native NPM scripts

Coming from a web development background, React Native can seem like a Holy Grail of sorts. The sheer ability to use Javascript (and React/JSX) knowledge... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #9

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 20, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Store your Nodejs application logs to Minio

Logging remains one of the major concerns among developers. Typically, various components like the web servers, databases store logs at different locations... read more

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#2 Learn Node.js with Brigadier Fluffykins part I: sync, async, and creating your first server!

Welcome to Part I of Learn Node.js With Brigadier Fluffykins, a series created to help you easily understand Node.js ❤ A new adventure has arrived!... read more

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#3 Solving the delayed AngularJS UI rendering server-side with Rails

We’ve now been writing some awesome AngularJS code at BuildZoom for nearly a year. It’s helped us release great features faster and provided for a significant... read more

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#4 Uploading images to AWS S3 in Swift with a Node backend

Many apps require some sort of image-upload functionality, but implementing this means solving a few different problems. The developer must... read more

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#5 Why MEAN stack is a great technology choice for new startups?

Most non-technical founders are puzzled when presented with so many technology choices for developing their ideas.Most pros will agree that the... read more

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#6 jQuery & CSS3 navigation hover effects tutorials

A simple navigation with hover transitions; CSS3 hover effect using :after Psuedo Element; Simple CSS3 navigation hover effect... read more

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#7 How to do OCR in Ruby on OSX

Few words about what Tesseract is. Tesseract is an open-source OCR library, which was initially developed by Hewlett Packard, and in 2005 it was released as... read more

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#8 Percy enables continuous visual integration for webapps

Unlike other services that are limited to only testing staging servers or live sites, Percy integrates directly into your test suite and development workflow... read more

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#9 Tip for Beginning Android Development

Java is Android’s main programming language. Learn object-oriented programming concepts, Java language fundamentals, including packages, classes... read more

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#10 The JavaScript language reboot is done

The year 2015 was pretty tiring in the JavaScript world. This was widely acknowledged and read to JavaScript Fatigue being “a thing” and there were memes... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #8

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 13, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Thoughts on automated API integration testing

API flows, or API integration, means running a sequence of API requests, where each request depends on the output of the previous requests. The simplest example is:... read more

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#2 The future is JavaScript

It’s a strong headline, it’s a catchy headline but it’s more than just something to draw people in. It’s a statement, it’s a hard hitting statement. We have so many... read more

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#3 Getting ESlint right in React Native

Eslint is not new for React Native apps, but I admit that getting eslint to work seamlessly in React Native is not so trivial (yet?) and couldn’t find simple... read more

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#4 Tools that ease the front-end process

Every programmer, back-end or front-end, has a set of tools that help in the development process. Some are of great help, others less so. It is... read more

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#5 Unit Testing with Jasmine: an introduction

In this post I’ll discuss getting started with unit testing with Jasmine, including how to set up tests for an Angular 2 application. I’ll be... read more

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#6 Why you should invest on Ruby on Rails?

These days, modern languages ​​have exponentially gained ground in the software industry. Corporate industry and startups are increasingly relying on... read more

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#7 Experiences of a failed entrepreneur in the first year of freelancing

After I quit my own company - Moontara Technovations, in July 2013, I started looking for a stable job. I updated my CV & uploaded it to few job sites like Naukri... read more

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#8 Picking up a second language: Swift to Python

Swift was a great way to get things started. I had never written a single line of code. A complete programming beginner, it took 13 months to design, self-teach... read more

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#9 Structuring CSS in large projects

You’ve probably heard this a 100 times before. The reason is that in CSS everything is global by default. If you’re a C programmer you know... read more

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#10 WWDC 2016 spotlight: iOS 10 Animations

Incorporating animations into apps makes for an immersive experience and helps alert the user when there’s something they should pay attention to. In previous... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #7

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

July 06, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Atmo — UI based server side API mocking tool

Most of the web projects are backed by a web server serving the required data through various technologies such as HTTP based Rest APIs, Socket server... read more

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#2 24 best UX links to learn design

I believe in lifelong learning. As much as I struggle to balance that with the reality that we have limited time, energy and capacity to keep learning while meeting... read more

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#3 You’re the CSS to my HTML

There are developers who have the sole job on working with software designed for the web. Coding for websites uses different languages, and a unique setup... read more

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#4 The Anatomy of Autocorrect

Have you ever wondered how your phone corrects your texts on the fly? Or how Google knows you misspelled a word before you do? This is the topic... read more

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#5 React Native flat app theme

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new theme, React Native Flat App Theme, a fascinating React Native starter kit with flat UI design... read more

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#6 A glimpse of Firebase, with Firebucket

Firebase is a BaaS (Backend As A Service) — aside from the original realtime cloud-hosted NoSQL database, plenty of services have been added, most of them... read more

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#7 Inline editing with Angular2

In this tutorial, we are going to create an Angular 2 inline edit component modeled after Angular-xeditable, which was developed for Angular 1. Currently, an Angular 2... read more

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#8 Integrating ReactJS with Rails

There is lot of buzz around ReactJS and lot many tech companies started using it in production. Thoughtworks has already adopted and is strongly recommending... read more

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#9 Time range operations with Rails

Returning basic time ranges using ActiveSupport methods. How many times you needed to return a specific time range in order to use it on a query? I was used to code... read more

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#10 Psst… Time to jack up your dumb chat bot brain using Wit.ai

Facebook Messenger is a platform that reaches over a billion people world wide. Now that Facebook has opened up access to sending and receiving messages many... read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #6

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 29, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Beautiful UI Inspiration by Dennis Sevryukov

I’m 36 years old Art Director from Ukraine, currently based in Tivat (Montenegro). I love everything to do with Web design and front end development, UI and UX design, prototyping and creating wireframes...read more

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#2 New features in GraphQL: Batch, defer, stream, live, and subscribe

This year, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend React Europe in Paris. This is one of the most exciting conferences in the React ecosystem, and has a special...read more

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#3 Tech jobs are everywhere

If you were to ask most people “Where would you find the best job in tech?” they would give you a two word answer: Silicon Valley. This sunny patch of land...read more

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#4 Swift & Ruby interoperability

For the past years I favored Ruby for developing web applications. Ruby has tons of great frameworks that allows me to quickly develop and deploy for the web...read more

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#5 12 books every JavaScript developer should read

I’m a big fan of JavaScript books. Being a long-time learner of JavaScript, I’ve had the pleasure of reading a great many of the popular JavaScript books...read more

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#6 The practical guide to becoming a professional Web developer

This article is meant to serve as a practical guide to becoming a professional web developer. I’ve spent over 20 years writing code for the web. I work with...read more

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#7 Announcing: React Native Katas

In the beginning, designers used Photoshop or Illustrator to design for digital media, be it Web or Mobile. They then went through a precision-critical task...read more

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#8 A mini-course on React Native Flexbox

Warning! This design post does not contain any drawings or diagrams. It’s a different approach, but hang in there — I find that it makes it easier to...read more

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#9 Upgrading to the new Angular2 router

When the first release candidate came out, the team behind Angular 2 released a reworked router and deprecated the old one. With the second release candidate they...read more

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#10 Android Wear Development for beginners

The development process for Android Wear apps is slightly different from building regular Android apps. This is because the wearable app needs to be embedded into...read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #5

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 22, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Migrating to PHP7

At busuu, with a user base of 60 millions people, we can serve up to 60,000 HTTP API requests per minute and to do so we have a large fleet of instances hosted on AWS...read more

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#2 Why we chose Reactjs despite Angularjs’s popularity

In the fall of 2014 we started developing version 10 of the OutSystems platform. In the beginning we did several POCs to evaluate the performance...read more

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#3 Redux explained in 4 simple steps

So in the past few months there is a lot of fuss going on in Javascript community about React and Redux. Everyone is writing their application in React...read more

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#4 Mongodb enable authentication (Enable Access Control)

In the context of databases, authentication acquires one more dimension because it may happen at different levels. It may be performed...read more

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#5 Animated basic charts in D3 and React

React and D3 are match made in heaven. In this article we will create basic pie, bar, line charts with event driven animation using D3 for visualization...read more

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#6 Hydra, a precursor to GraphQL

While my team spent much of 2013 working on core business solutions at HigherEducation.com, a domestic, contract software company spent over a year...read more

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#7 Make your sublime setup a bit more React-friendly!

This post is just going to be a quick roundup to make your sublime setup a bit more React-friendly based on my experience. The default Sublime Text JavaScript...read more

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#8 Create a simple, free, text-driven Twitterbot with AWS Lambda & Node.js

Have you always wanted to make your very own Twitterbot, but didn’t want to run a server to do so? Using AWS Lambda and very little code, you too...read more

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#9 Isomorphic Javascript, let’s make it easier

Ever since the invention of NodeJS people have loved the idea that you could “share” your JavaScript experience across the stack. This (in theory)...read more

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#10 Interacting with APIs using React Native fetch

Fetch is a fantastic networking API that was chosen for React Native, but because it is relatively new, there are a few things to be aware of when using...read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #4

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 15, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 Passing by Value vs. by Reference

I’ve seen this image shared by many of my friends on social media and it’s such a great way of explaining passing by value vs by reference...read more

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#2 Cabin — React & Redux example app — Introduction

Ever wanted to build a photo sharing social network exclusively for cabins? Made with React and Redux? Yes, of course? Well, you have come to the right place...read more

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#3 The Black Pixel web stack

Every day there’s a shiny new framework or library that seemingly everyone is talking about. While it can be tempting to adopt the flavour of the month...read more

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#4 Combining Arrays in Javascript

Three days ago, I was studying some Array methods. My idea was simple: I wanted a simple concatenation of two Arrays so that I could later use...read more

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#5 7 sites to help you focus while programming

There are a multitude of music websites and apps out there specifically designed to help you stay productive, relax your mind and help deal with anxiety...read more

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#6 How to use Immutable.js Records with React and Redux

It’s the small things that change your product. React and Flux can be small things, but using them has changed our product like we could never imagined...read more

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#7 What makes a good UX designer?

Today I’m going to dive into what is to be a good UX designer. It will be my personal opinion based on my experience and what I learned throughout the years...read more

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#8 Siri spilled the beans, Siri is coming to MacOS X!

I have been experimenting with Siri since the official Apple release and prior when it was a stand-alone app from Siri, Inc....read more

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#9 Google I/O 2016: what’s new for Android developers

Google I/O 2016 was held in Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California on May 18–20. There were a lot of announcements and new stuff...read more

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#10 Intro to style guides

In my article 5 steps for a successful website design, I introduced 5 essential steps on how to design a website. In this article, I’m going to dig into...read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #3

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

June 07, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 18 Amazing open source Angular projects

This is ‘Amazing’ series of collections for programmers. In this observation, we compared nearly 550 projects built with Angular 1.x and Angular 2 to pick the top 18...read more

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#2 The simplest way to make a pull-to-refresh and infinite tableview with Reactjs

Pull-to-refresh and pull-to-load-more are extremely common to show data in web, there are so many libraries to make it in React, but there are...read more

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#3 React JS — Learning to swim

So its been a few months on from my very first blog entry Front End Dev — Running before you can walk which touched on adopting new Front End...read more

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#4 A quick introduction to React

Although it’s easy to roll your eyes at the JavaScript frontier — especially when the next great thing is introduced every week — be careful not...read more

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#5 5 things about Python I learned at PyCon 2016

PyCon is the official and the largest gathering of the Python community. I’ve wanted to attend one for the past three years, but this time the stars aligned...read more

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#6 22 Amazing open source React projects

This is a collection of open source apps built with React.JS library. In this observation, we compared nearly 800 projects to pick the top 22...read more

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#7 How to build a payments microservice with Stripe and Express

Microservices are the new standard in building apps. They give you greater flexibility than a monolith and ensure that the members of your team....read more

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#8 Securing your JS apps w/ Stateless CSRF #krakenjs

Hey there! You might have stumbled upon this post because you’re interested in securing your JS apps, or maybe you’ve heard about the other...read more

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#9 ES2015 Maps

This article introduces the new ES2015 Map and WeakMap types, and compares their use to that of plain object literals. Maps are data structures that pair keys...read more

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#10 Meteor, a framework where the hardest part is coming up with an app name

If you’ve spent nights researching and pouring over new technologies almost as fast as they’re created then you know what it is to be a Javascript...read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #2

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

May 31, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 A good Nodejs client library to convert video into the Cloud

We let developers spend their time on their application code, not building a brand new encoding system from scratch. We provide client libraries...read more

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#2 When Angulars attacks!!!

This weekend, a few colleagues and I got together and participated in the first annual Angular Attack, a 48-hour virtual programming competition...read more

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#3 Why I decided to use Meteor & React instead of Rails

I first used Ruby on Rails in its last iteration really interested in the new ActionCable that allows you to use websockets out of the box...read more

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#4 Deploying a Meteor app with Nginx from scratch

Just like ways of skinning a cat (whatever that is supposed to mean), there are many ways to deploy a Meteor application. One way is to bundle...read more

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#5 We support MPEGDASH! Now, reach a wide range of DASH-compatible & Android devices

The MPEG-DASH or Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP program allows streaming videos to be played over a variety of different internet connections...read more

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#6 GraphQL Selection Sets

Today let’s talk about Selection Sets in GraphQL. What is this you ask? Well to put it in some simple terms, Selection Sets represent the collection of keys...read more

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#7 Designing great UIs for progressive web apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on the web....read more

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#8 SuperMeditor live chat for Medium publication contributors

Are you an editor or writer for a Medium publication? Join the conversation with fellow contributors today with SuperMeditor’s Live Chat...read more

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#9 Tips for styling your ReactNative apps

It’s not going to be long before your react native app will become convoluted with styles spread all throughout your application. Even though the ability...read more

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#10 My process of creating the Arriva web site

Just a while ago I wrote about a cool project I finished for a small start up company called Arriva. I shared the logo design process back then. Today I’ll...read more

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Top 10 Development and Design Articles Week #1

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

May 25, 2016 Resources

Here is our weekly tech digest based on our 10 most engaged tweets about Development and Design :)

#1 redux-observable

Created by Jay Phelps and myself for use on our projects at Netflix, redux-observable is middleware for redux that is inspired by redux-thunk...read more

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#2 React, a gentle introduction

React is a Javascript library for creating user interfaces, authored by Facebook and Instagram engineers. Is aimed to solve the challenges involved...read more

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#3 Adopting Angular 2: Day 1

Interest in Angular 2 has spiked as it has recently entered the release candidate stage. I want to share about how we settled on Angular 2...read more

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#4 State and Forms in React, part 3: handling the complex state

First two articles explained the basics of the value link pattern and Volicon’s Value Link library, showing you how to make simple forms with React...read more

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#5 A more seamless workflow — style guides for better design and development

Style guides can give many benefits to the entire workflow, from design right through to build...read more

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#6 7 Reasons why NodeJS is increasingly popular with Web developers

Back end development has always had its challenges, especially when it comes to developing a solution that is user-friendly and comprehensive across multiple platforms...read more

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#7 Building a Slack bot and then packaging it as a Slack app

Let me start with a short background on what Inspired me to build this app, who knows, you might just see the reason why you need the app installed...read more

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#8 How to build your own task runner with es6 and node

I’ve written previously about the topic of running tasks for front end source. I’ve looked at popular task runners such as Gulp and also alternative...read more

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#9 How to speed up your web app performance

In the last couple of years, the web landscape has dramatically shifted. People want more interactive and fluid experiences. And they want them fast...read more

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#10 Is MeteorJS the right Nodejs framework for your app?

In the world of frameworks, choosing the one that’s right for your application can be daunting. There are pros and cons, full-stack vs. minimalist, API-driven or data-driven...read more

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Mobile Video, The New Gold Rush

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 24, 2013 Resources

More and more people are watching videos on their mobile devices, thanks to high-quality touchscreens and powerful connections. This trend is even more evident in countries where 3G/4G data service is common.

In 2012, mobile video views rapidly climbed to 300%, with tablets presenting a 360% growth. People enjoy watching videos on the go and content providers know this, offering more and more video content in mobile video format.

Mobile video has clearly become the new Eldorado and, because of that, video encoding technologies have to change.
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Cloud Video Encoding Versus In-House Solution

Eric Fontaine (@EricFontaine_)

April 03, 2013 Resources

Scalability, easier and faster deployment, no need to keep abreast of the latest video technology: so many reasons to move your system to a professional, third-party, cloud-based video encoding service.

On the other hand, an in-house video encoding solution can make sense and bring greater control over your overall video workflow.
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