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August 31, 2015

Is Responsive the End Game of Web Design

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I can still remember the good ‘ol days when “making your design device-compatible” basically meant ensuring that it looked good on a 1024px-wide screen. There wasn’t much of anything else to do back then in terms of variety.

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The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy

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There are a ton of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect yo

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Get Global Variables with JavaScript

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JavaScript globals are considered bad.  And as a contributor to the MooTools project, I've heard this on a daily basis for the better part of a decade.  MooTools got knocked for extending natives but also for placing objects in the global space, like Browser and $$.

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Preload Hints For Web Fonts

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Web fonts are a pop­u­lar topic in the web per­for­mance com­mu­nity. How­ever, one fun­da­men­tal prob­lem is of­ten over­looked: web fonts are lazy loaded. Can web font pre­load hints help us?

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Android Wear now works with iPhones

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The rumors are true: Google has officially announced that Android Wear is coming to the iPhone. But there are a few caveats. For one thing, only the latest iPhones -- those that are running iOS 8.2 and up -- are supported (that includes the iPhone 5 onwards).

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August 30, 2015

Ten Ways to Secure WordPress

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WordPress is one of the most easy-to-install and easy-to-use PHP applications available. It's so popular that, as of this month, WordPress powers nearly 25% of all websites on the Internet. This means WordPress is fairly well-supported for developers.

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Learning Visual Studio Code

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Do you develop with Angular, JavaScript, TypeScript, Docker, Python, Gulp, or ASP.NET? Do you work on a Mac OSX, Linux, or Windows? Today’s developers work with a variety of languages and platforms, so a good tool is super important.

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August 28, 2015

The best WiFi router (for most people)

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After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 WiFi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link Archer C7 (v2) is the router we recommend for most people right now. This dual-band, three-stream wireless-ac router usually costs between $80 and $100 -- the same price as many older, slower routers.

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BEMIT: Taking the BEM Naming Convention a Step Further

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Anybody who’s followed me or my work for any length of time will no doubt know that I’m a huge proponent of the BEM naming convention. What I’m about to talk about in this post is not an alternative or different naming convention to BEM, but an augmentation: small additions that level BEM up a notch.

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Dockerizing A Node.JS App (again)

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Head here to check out the sample Dockerfile. I've been working on a small side-project/really-small startup called Charityware. It's been a ton of fun and I've learned lots and lots...and lots. It's (still) mainly a learning exercise, but it could turn out to be profitable -- only time will tell.

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Getting Started with Docker

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Like many people I've talked to recently, I've heard about Docker, I've spent the 30 minutes over lunch playing with Docker, but I've never really had the time to learn it. Luckily, I was asked to do a talk on building Node/JavaScript applications with Visual Studio Code and then deploying those applications to the Cloud using Docker.

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Pushing the performance limits of node.js

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We love node.js and javascript. We love them so much, in fact, that when Jut decided to build a streaming analytics platform from scratch, we put node.js at the center of it all. This decision has brought us several benefits, but along with those came a few unique scaling challenges.

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Apple apresenta novos iPhone 6S a 9 de Setembro

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Setembro é o mês que normalmente é dominado pela apresentação dos novos iPhones da Apple, e agora já temos data definida para marcar no calendário: 9 de Setembro. As imagens usadas para divulgar o evento costumam ter algumas dicas escondidas sobre o que irá ser abordado, e desta vez a referência é (uma vez mais) para a Siri, com um "Hey Siri, give us a hint".

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Flarum – Open Source Forum Software Focus on Simplicity

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Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. It’s forum software reimagined. Flarum looks and feels great out of the box. The user interface is streamlined so you can spend less time clicking and more time talking.

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Animated SVG Image Slider

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Last week we’ve been experimenting with SVG paths to animate the content of a full-page hero slider. Today we use the same technique to create a responsive carousel. This time, though, we used SVG paths to directly clip the slide images, with no need to show an intermediate layer.

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PHP in a JavaScript world

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It is without question that the rise of JavaScript has been staggering in the last few years. JavaScript is currently the most popular language on GitHub with PHP sitting 5th. Front end JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, Backbone and Ember have pushed more logic into the front end and technologies like Node.js have enabled JavaScript to escape the confines of the browser.

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August 27, 2015

Working With Nginx

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The first two articles in the series have given an overview and also talked about the essential modules for Nginx. This tutorial will help you get started using Nginx by guiding you through some basic techniques on managing configuration files and setting up basic parameters in the configs. 

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Portugal passa legislação sobre crowdfunding

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O crowdfunding tem sido um modelo de enorme sucesso que tem permitido realizar inúmeros projectos que poderiam nunca ter sido concretizado por outra via, e agora Portugal passa a ter legislação sobre este sistema financiamento colaborativo, e que não deixa de fora as diferentes modalidades qu

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Coin 2.0 ganha NFC e compatibilidade EMV

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

O Coin é o cartão que queria acabar com todos os cartões bancários, podendo ser programado para adoptar a identidade de qualquer um deles; mas o seu trajecto tem sido problemático, com longos atrasos, que fizeram com que só este ano começasse a ser enviado para (alguns!) investidores.

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The Web Audio API: Make Your Own Web Synthesizer

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Robert Moog famously created one of the very first commercial modular synthesizers. His inventions consisted of banks of wires and knobs, allowing musicians to create sounds never heard before. These instruments weren't cheap either, costing thousands of dollars for even the most basic model.

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Os 'geeks' emigram porque Portugal não os valoriza. É o país do "desenrasca-te"

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Gestão focada no lucro, salários pagos "com amendoins" e falta de valorização. Os profissionais de tecnologia não hesitam: emigram porque "não são macacos". A trabalhar, dizem, "ninguém os para". Tiago Ferreira, 28 anos e técnico de suporte sénior a plataformas Windows na Rackspace.

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Who moved my hamburger?

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

You are not considered as a ‘complete’ UX designer till you publish your views on the “≡” alias “hamburger menu,” alias Side Drawer Menu! The recent update of the YouTube Android app by Google prompted me to jump on the bandwagon and express my thoughts on this interesting UI pattern.

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Confusão das portas USB 3.0 está para ficar

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Se esperavam que com a chegada do USB 3.0 tudo ficasse simplificado, vão ficar desapontados. Na verdade, a chegada do USB 3.0 (que na verdade é o USB 3.1 Gen 1) ainda vai deixar muita gente baralhada... e não parece haver solução fácil no horizonte.

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

Like most consumer items, the lower the price point of a phone, the less exciting the design. Obi Worldphone co-founder (and former Apple CEO) John Sculley and Ammunition design founder Robert Brunner decided to challenge that by creating mid-level, inexpensive international smartphones that look -- if not cool -- at least unique.

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Old-school Blogging: WordPress via SMS

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Teklinks No comments

In late 2012, I was presented with an impromptu opportunity to visit the island nation of Haiti. The trip was an exciting chance to see the world, and I wanted to keep my friends and family updated while I traveled. I needed a quick, reliable way to push out information to several people at once.

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