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April 30, 2015

Building Responsive Email Templates with Ink

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Ink is a responsive HTML email framework by Zurb – the very awesome team that built Foundation. Ink tries to make it easy to build custom and responsive HTML emails that work on all devices. This article will take you through the fundamentals of Zurb’s Ink platform as well as covering some best practice email things.

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Read large text files in nodejs

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Share this 8 I've been playing around with NodeJS recently and got the following error when trying to read a very large text file: FATAL ERROR: CALL_AND_RETRY_0 Allocation failed - process out of memory The following solution allows you to stream a file instead of reading it all into memory:

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How to Generate Millions of HTTP Requests

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This article is part 1 of a series about building a high-performance web cluster powerful enough to handle 3 million requests per second. This first article describes my limited experience with a few load generator tools, and will hopefully save someone the time of having to stumble through each one like I did.

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April 29, 2015

Introducing Visual Studio Code

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Today is a pretty darn, amazing, fantastical, uber-awesome-astical-game-changing day for Web developers. Microsoft, known for its great tooling, has entered the tooling story for cross platform developers with Visual Studio Code.

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Xiaomi's affordable Yi action camera versus the GoPro Hero

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

The first thing my Spanish mother-in-law asked me when she saw the Xiaomi Yi was, "Is that a toy camera?" With its lime-and-aqua-marine color scheme, it's not hard to see why she might think that. But no, it is not. In fact, Xiaomi's Yi camera raised a few eyebrows when it was announced recently.

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Reino Unido ordena bloqueio do Popcorn Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O Reino Unido - e entidades anti-pirataria - parecem continuar alheados do impacto nulo que o bloqueio dos sites pirata tem tido, e continuam a insistir na mesma táctica e anunciando cada novo bloqueio como uma grande vitória: a última das quais recaindo sobre o popular Popcorn Time.

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Microsoft brings Android, iOS apps to Windows 10

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SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft announced a four-pronged effort to bring developers and their apps to Windows at its build conference today. One of these prongs—a way for Web developers to present their sites as apps—was already announced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year.

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Apple has $193.5 billion cash with which it can afford to buy some of the World’s biggest companies and still be left with shitload of cash

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

The latest quarterly balance sheet of Apple Inc. shows a mind boggling figure of $193.5 billion cash. The public company has undergone enormous growth in recent years and seems it is growing bigger day by day. With such a huge bank balance Apple Inc.

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App Icon Resizer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Do you sometimes want to sleep an idea? Just drop a few lines to the service and we'll send you an email. Do you like penguins? We do! We've created a placeholder image service for web developers.

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Design Principles: Compositional Flow And Rhythm

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

When someone lands on a page of your site what do you want that person to do? Where do you want them to look? What information do you want your visitors to notice and in what order? Ideally, you want people to see your most important information first and your next most important information second.

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Hands on with LG's new flagship phone, the G4

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Today LG announced its new G4 flagship at an event in London, and we had a chance to go hands on with device. From first appearance, the G4 takes the best from the G3 and combines it with the curved design of the G Flex 2 but how is the LG G4 in person? Let’s take a look.

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DSGN · My Brackets Setup

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

AS A LONGTIME Notepad++ user in my PC days, I have found Brackets to be a suitable replacement for editing and viewing code...I would even call it an upgrade. I was screensharing with a remote co-worker today and he kept asking me what I use for several plugins, so I thought I would whip up a quick blog post to share with everyone.

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April 28, 2015

How to crack any Master Lock combination in eight tries or less

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows anyone to learn the combination in eight or fewer tries, a process that requires less than two minutes and a minimal amount of skill to carry out. The exploit involves lifting up a locked shackle with one hand while turning the combination dial counterclockwise starting at the number 0 with the other.

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Uber proibido de operar em Portugal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O Uber é um serviço que tem causado polémica por todos os locais por onde se vai alastrando, e a táctica usada pelos serviços de táxis convencionais para o enfrentar é também invariavelmente a mesma: recorrer aos tribunais. Táctica que agora em Portugal faz com que o Uber tenha que suspender as operações.

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Why You Should Care About Email Design

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

How do we get more designers and developers to pay attention to email? This is what I think about most when it comes to email design. You might rather jump in a volcano than wrestle with archaic markup and inline CSS. Let someone else deal with email, amirite?

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The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

It's a quote from the late Steve Jobs' father intended to help instill pride in craft. Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of design, has spoken numerous times about the importance and inevitability of great design as well, about the care and consideration it takes, and how people notice it even when they don't notice themselves noticing it.

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing a HTML5 Mobile Application on App Stores

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

I suppose if you’re reading this you know what a HTML5 mobile application is, but you might not know how to actually get one on the Apple app store or Google Play. I’ve created this simple step-by-step guide to point you in the right direction no matter where you are along your app store journey – so let’s get right into it.

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Carnival – Unobtrusive Way to Add Comments to Website

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Carnival is an unobtrusive, developer-friendly way to add comments to any web site. Installation is easy. Once you’ve created a Site , just add a piece of HTML snippet to the bottom of your page, and then you are done. By default, a hidden sidebar will be added to any article elements.

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April 27, 2015

RMPrepUSB Turns a Spare USB Drive into a Multi-OS Boot Disk

Monday, April 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Windows: If you have a spare USB drive or SD card lying around, use RMPrepUSB to turn it into a PC troubleshooting tool or a way to install a new OS without burning a disc. You can use the tool to format and partition any storage device, load it up with ISOs or other disk images, and then multi-boot when you need to.

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Design Patterns: Singletons

Monday, April 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Design patterns are often considered a more advanced topic and therefore ignored or overlooked by people new to iOS or OS X development. However, there are a number of design patterns every aspiring iOS or OS X developer will be faced with from day one. The singleton pattern is one such pattern.

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Better MV-ish Framework

Monday, April 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

From simple user interfaces to complex single-page applications using faster, server-side rendered and easy to learn framework. Write code queries in your HTML. No need to learn a new syntax jsblocks is fast but we will not stop here. We have ideas how to make it even faster. Download all performance test cases from here.

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Electronics for the JavaScript Developer using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE

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The Internet of Things is gaining momentum in the recent years as more embedded computing devices are being connected to the Internet. What does this mean for us web developers? This article will explore two common wireless protocols, Wi-Fi and BLE and will take you through the starting steps in connecting sensors and servo motors to the Internet.

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Mito do aumento salarial e IRS

Monday, April 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Em conversa recente com um médico tive oportunidade de verificar que um antigo mito relacionado com aumentos salariais persiste. Dizia este médico que alguns dos seus colegas se recusavam a fazer horas-extraordinárias, pois o aumento salarial fazia com que subissem de escalão de IRS.

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Get Notified When Someone Posts An Article From Your Domain on Hacker News Using Node.js, Firebase and Twilio

Monday, April 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Last October Hacker News launched their official API and I’ve been trying to find an excuse to play with it ever since. The idea finally hit me last week: what if I built an application that notified me via SMS whenever someone posted a link to my domain on Hacker News?

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April 26, 2015

On problems with threads in node.js

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

„Wait a moment!”, you might say, „Threads in node.js? That’s preposterous! Everyone knows node.js is single-threaded!”. And you would be right, to some extent. True, all the JavaScript code that you write will indeed run on a single thread.

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Web Dev with Editors and IDEs

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

There are editors and IDE’s (Integrated Development Environments). I’ve often been asked which tools I prefer, so I decided to share how I view them. Your mileage may vary on your tool selection, of course. Editors offer super fast editing with many extension points for writing code.

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Repurpose an Aluminum Can into a Camping Stove

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Camping is all about packing light and minimizing bulk. When it comes to cooking, it doesn't get much simpler than a lightweight stove made from an aluminum can and a bottle of alcohol. As the video above demonstrates, you can create this simple stove with any size aluminum can, a pocket knife, and a bottle of fuel to burn.

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Ungit – A Web Based User Interface for Git

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Ungit is a web-based UI for Git, written with Node. It makes Git repositories easier to visualise, a bit like gitk or git instaweb, but it has some GitHub-specific tweaks. It’s easy to use and a lot faster to navigate. Once you’re running ungit, you can make commits, discard them, fetch remote changes – pretty much the standard Git operations you’re used to, with a friendlier workflow.

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How to Make Buttons with Built-in Progress Meters

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Progress bars have become quite popular lately, and there are lots of plugins that can help you add one to your site. But how do you make one yourself? The problem is that there are plenty of implementations already, so Tutorialzine has published a tutorial, teaching us how to code buttons that have built in progress meters.

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