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February 29, 2016

Why we moved to React

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Back in 2012, when Instacart was just getting started, the site was created as a large, single page app written with Backbone, jQuery, Underscore and Haml. This fit well with the underlying Rails stack and, given that most of our engineers criss-crossed between the backend and frontend lines, it made sense to have our frontend codebase style match our backend’s.

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Netflix corta acessos via VPN

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O recurso a VPNs e outras ferramentas para enganar a Netflix e ter acesso aos conteúdos disponíveis noutros países era prática comum, muito antes da Netflix chegar a Portugal, e continuou a sê-lo depois da Netflix chegar a praticamente todo o mundo.

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Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton Talks About the New Raspberry Pi 3

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Today is February the 29th and a leap day. So, depending on how you want to look at it, it’s either the Raspberry Pi’s fourth, or its first birthday. We recently sat down and spoke with Eben Upton, the founder of Raspberry Pi, about the new Raspberry Pi 3, Model B, which was released today, what it means for the future of the Raspberry Pi platform, the Raspberry Pi’s competition, and the huge community that has grown up around the board over the last four years.

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Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3

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TL;DR: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out now. This latest model includes 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 running at 1.2 GHz. It’s a usable desktop computer. Available now at the usual Pi retailers for $35.

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AMP Project: Will it Make Your Sites Faster?

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As of February 24th, Google search results have started including links to versions of mobile pages created using Accelerated Mobile Pages, aka “AMP”, an open source project it has backed. AMP has the goal of making mobile sites load faster and providing a better experience for users.

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Volvo shows off a prototype of its self-emptying trash can

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Volvo's ROAR (RObot based Autonomous Refuse handling) project has moved into prototype testing, the company announced earlier this week. The ROAR system is designed to autonomously empty trash cans from the back of a garbage truck, saving the driver from having to manually load bins into the hopper.

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Performing Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data

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One of the more interesting services available on IBM Bluemix is Insights for Twitter. This service provides a deep look at real-time Twitter data. The API provides a basic “search” feature but can also include some incredibly detailed filters.

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February 27, 2016

What is a Provider() in Angularjs?

Saturday, February 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

The provider() function allows us to create a configurable service where we can set input per application for the service created using the provider(). For example, if we need to set API key to access a service on the application level, we can set that in the module config and pass input to the provider using the $provide service. All the others ways to create services internally use the $provide service.

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Smartphones com 256GB chegarão em breve

Saturday, February 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

A Samsung já está a produzir chips de memória flash de 256GB, prenunciando a capacidade que veremos surgir em breve em smartphones no mercado. Por agora ainda consideramos "normal" smartphones com 16 e 32GB, e que os modelos com 128GB são o topo dos topos, mas isso irá mudar muito brevemente.

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February 26, 2016

Preload: What Is It Good For?

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Preload (Spec1) is a new web standard aimed at improving performance and providing more granular loading control to web developers. It gives developers the ability to define custom loading logic without suffering the performance penalty that script-based resource loaders incur.

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Theme switcher using CSS custom properties

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CSS custom properties have been around for a while now and are currently supported in three browser engines (as of February 2016). When I first heard about CSS variables I was skeptical as I thought they will offer the same functionality as variables in pre-/post-processors.

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REM vs EM – The Great Debate

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One of the best practices to typography on the web is to use relative units like rem and em. The question is, which should you use? There’s been a longstanding debate between rem supporters and em supporters, believing that you should use one over the other.

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Introducing Canvas

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A few days ago, I tapped to read a link on my mobile browser. A pop-up appeared on screen almost immediately — it was largely innocuous, forgettable, and in no way related to anything I would be interested in. Tapping the ‘X’ did nothing to dismiss it.

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Set Up a Secure Node.js Web Application

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Every application has to live somewhere - a server, a phone, a device - an environment. Before we start worrying if we have used secure coding practises and avoided common mistakes we must secure the foundation of our application otherwise all our effort in avoiding injection or request forgery and other attacks will be for naught.

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Doclets

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Simple automated API-Doc generation for Javascript TweetStar Easy, Beautiful & Clear GitHub Integration Tags and Branches Login withGitHub Doclets.io is in alpha phase. Please report issues or give feedback here. JSDocMarkdown.doclets.yml API-Doc is important Now it's also easy! Doclets.

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Secure Password Hashing in Node With Argon2

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Storing passwords securely is an ever-changing game. For the past few years (2013 –> 2015), Jean-Philippe Aumasson has been running a world-renowned Password Hashing Competition in which security researchers submit, validate, and vet the best password hashing algorithms.

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Too Busy to Pay Attention to Life

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Alan Lightman, the physicist who brought us The Accidental Universe, has also written several works of fiction, including Einstein’s Dreams, presented as dreams Einstein might have had while working as a patent clerk in Switzerland in 1905.

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Power bank Xiaomi de 16000mAh a €20.92

Friday, February 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

A autonomia dos smartphones (e dispositivos mobile em geral) é o ponto mais criticado da actualidade, e uma das opções para o resolver passa pelo recurso a baterias externas como esta Xiaomi de 16000mAh que vos sugerimos hoje.

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Old Browser CSS Hacks

Friday, February 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

I think you all know about the browser css hacks. We have only written this blog because you can directly check out result in our live editor and change it live and see results. Also, you can find more browser css hacks at browserhacks.

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February 25, 2016

The Reactions

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I come to Facebook to share all kinds of things with people I care about — from celebratory posts about practicing yoga for 60 days straight, to mourning the loss of a parent. Those same people who connect with me on my stories also have their own stories to share.

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What Salary Could You be Earning?

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

If you want to know what you’re worth, Hired has the answer: with data from thousands of real interview requests and job offers, we’ve put together a salary calculator that can tell you what you could be making in your job based on the skills you have.

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Introducing Vector Networks

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Before I co-founded Figma my background was in game development, not in design. I remember being very surprised when I first encountered modern vector editing tools. Many of the interactions felt broken.

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Adobe Lightroom 2.0 para Android tira fotos em RAW

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Os fãs da fotografia vão gostar de saber que a partir de agora poderão usar o Lightroom 2.0 para Android para captar fotos em formato RAW. Tirar fotografias em RAW já é bastante popular entre os utilizadores de máquinas DSLR, e parece que essa tendência irá começar a infiltrar-se também no segmento dos smartphones.

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