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July 31, 2015

If This Then Node.js

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If you've ever used IFTTT as a developer and thought something like: "Gee, I wish I could write my own scripts as channels", you may just be in luck. When combined with their new 'Maker' Channel, enabling users to call external REST APIs, webtasks can be used to run arbitrary code, on request.

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July 30, 2015

Cards in Web Design: The Ultimate Guide

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Web design is very dynamic. You can always see the web design landscape re-constructed with the emergence of new technologies, techniques, trends, and styles. Now, the landscape is changing once more with the use of the new design framework called cards.

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Download: Windows 10 SDK

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Teklinks No comments

If you are a developer and have been waiting patiently for the Windows 10 SDK, Microsoft has released the bits and you can download it at the source link below. For those not familiar, an SDK is a software development kit that assists in the creation of software and in this case, apps for Windows 10.

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Exploring the Android M Developer Preview

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Teklinks No comments

In May, Google announced the next version of the Android platform, Android M. While it’s still unknown what the "M" stands for (Marshmallow? Macaroon? Macadamia Nut Cookie?), you can already get your hands on the Android M developer preview. Developer preview 2 was released only a few days ago.

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Windows 10: The Gizmodo Review

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Windows 10 defies review. It’s not a finished product. It will never be a finished product, if you believe Microsoft. Like Apple with Mac OS X, Microsoft has decided that the tenth version of their operating system will be the final one—it’ll just get updated, year after year.

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July 29, 2015

Download: Windows 10 ISOs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Windows 10 is officially here, Microsoft has now released the OS to consumers around the world and if you have not done so yet, make sure to check out our review. While we know that most of you will download the OS through Windows Update to obtain your free version of Windows 10, if you need an ISO of the OS, Microsoft has you covered.

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Microsoft Releases Standalone Android Emulator

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Microsoft surprised Android developers last year with the launch of a brand new emulator designed for performance and features that aren't available anywhere else. While the initial Preview release only included an image for KitKat, subsequent updates introduced an expanded set of emulator images and some valuable new features.

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July 28, 2015

This year's Moto G feels like another cheap champion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

It's a little hard not to look at the Moto G as one of the less interesting devices we saw today -- after all, it got unveiled in India while plenty of us were sleeping and it was quickly overshadowed by the unlocked beauty of the Moto X Style. Motorola clearly doesn't see it the same way.

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ProtractorJS: A better way to implement page objects.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Page objects, recommended in the Protractor docs, are a popular pattern for writing end-to-end tests for Angular but they quickly become lists of ugly, boilerplate selectors that break when you decide to change your DOM. They do an excellent job of separating view logic from test logic, but they are mangled with references to models, css, and bindings that are none of their business.

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Windows 10 review: Microsoft goes back to the future

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

When Windows 8 was launched back in 2012, I called it the 'hybrid OS' because Microsoft built essentially two operating systems packaged into one bundle. The OS was a complete failure on nearly all fronts for the company and resulted in a change of leadership that has now completed the first release of their vision of the future operating system.

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The Moto X Style Pure Edition hands-on

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

So if you've ever wished you could get a Nexus 6, but with all the Moto Maker customizations, you're in luck, cause that's pretty much what the Moto X Style Pure Edition is. It's got the same basic shape and design as the Moto X you love, just super-sized to 5.7-inches.

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CanIUse Command Line

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Every front-end developer should be well acquainted with CanIUse, the website that lets you view browser support for browser features. When people criticize my blog posts for not detailing browser support for features within the post, I tell them to check CanIUse: always up to date, unlike posts on any blog.

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getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

This is a series of books diving deep into the core mechanisms of the JavaScript language. Please feel free to contribute to the quality of this content by submitting PR's for improvements to code snippets, explanations, etc.

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Top 10 websites to learn coding

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Teklinks No comments

In today’s digital world, coding has become so popular that it can change one’s life. We have composed 10 of the best trustworthy sites to learn coding. You can take an example of coders who have sold their code to multi-nationals and became millionaires in months.

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July 27, 2015

New OnePlus 2 Leak Offers Best Look Yet At The Hardware

Monday, July 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

The OnePlus 2 is set to be announced in just a few hours, but a last-minute leak confirms many of the details that have already leaked. A poster on XDA claims to be a beta tester in China and comes bearing gifts—a bunch of new photos that confirm the previously leaked TENAA images and some thoughts on the device.

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Creating a Login Screen Using TextInputLayout

Monday, July 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

In this tutorial, I will talk again about Material Design. Google I/O 2015 was an important event for every Android developer and design was of course part of the discussion. Google has realized that backward compatibility is the trickiest part of the material design implementation.

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42 mobile landing page optimization tips

Monday, July 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “you only have one chance to make a first impression”, this is even more true when it comes to mobile landing pages. At the most basic level a landing page is the first interaction a customer will have with your website.

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iShows 2 Tracks Your Favorite TV Shows

Monday, July 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

iPhone: We enjoyed the original version of iShows when it launched because it made keeping track of all those TV shows you’ve been dying to watch easy. Now, an updated version makes it even better. On a basic level, iShows 2 tracks your favorite TV shows and alerts you to new episodes.

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July 26, 2015

The ultimate guide to designing landing pages that convert

Sunday, July 26, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Landing pages are pages that are designed specifically to accomplish conversion goals. Occasionally, a home page functions as a landing page (though some would argue that a home page can never truly be a landing page), but in many other cases, special pages are created for specific marketing campaigns.

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July 25, 2015

July 24, 2015

Improve JavaScript Performance Analysis Results With User Marks

Friday, July 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

When working on advanced JavaScript code, like a 3D engine, you may ask yourself what you can do to optimize, and how much time you should spend in some specific pieces of code. In this tutorial, I will share several tools that provide insight into how your code is performing, and show you how to make the most of user marks in the memory graph to analyze your performance.

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Bonsai.js – An Intuitive Graphics API and SVG Renderer

Friday, July 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Bonsai is a lightweight graphics library with an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer. Bonsai’s main features include: Architecturally separated runner and renderer, iFrame, Worker and Node running contexts, Shapes, Paths, Assets (Videos, Images, Fonts, SubMovies), Keyframe and regular animation (easing functions too), Shape/path morphing and much more…

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Taxas de importação de câmaras, SSD, GPS e consolas vão acabar

Friday, July 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

A Organização Mundial de Comércio (OMC) vai avançar com a eliminação de taxas de importação cobradas em 200 produtos tecnológicos. A lista de produtos abrangidos pelo Information Technology Agreement (ITA) já está definida e, em dezembro, deverão ser anunciadas as datas e os moldes em que esta isenção de taxas será aplicada.

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It's the Data, Stupid!

Friday, July 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

I would like to take a moment to discuss databases. Most people use Shodan to find devices that have web servers, but for a few years now I've also been crawling the Internet for various database software.

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s-a/iron-node

Friday, July 24, 2015 Teklinks No comments

I always hate attaching processes, watching files, restart processes and so on to debug Node.js code. For this reason I wrote this software to make those things easier. With ironNode you have the full power of JavaScript debugging within Google Chrome' s Developer Tools.

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