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March 31, 2016

Xamarin now free in Visual Studio

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SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft bought Xamarin, the popular C#-and-.NET-on-iOS-and-Android, last month. At its Build developer conference today, the company announced the first big step for its new acquisition: Xamarin is now included in every Visual Studio version.

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Moving from HTML Grid Systems to CSS Grid Systems

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I think it was a few months ago where someone asked me if I had any pointers to help them transit from Bootstrap’s dom-littering .col classes to either Susy or Neat. It struck me that I haven’t talked about this even though I’ve been using Susy grids for so long!

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How to work with SVG icons

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There are many ways to use SVG icons in HTML and CSS, and I haven’t tried them all. This is how we do it in our small front-end team at Kaliop. It works well for our needs, which include:

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Starting Search With Apache Lucene 5.3.X/5.4.X

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Before we delve into Apache Lucene, the following are the most important terms that you need to be familiar with. This will also help you clarify a few terms before getting into 'search' or 'information retrieval': Let's get ahead with Apache Lucene 5.3.x/5.4.y.

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60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

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Time is finite. Social media and Netflix can all too easily swallow our precious hours. So why not put them to better use on YouTube? Beyond the music, virals and gaming videos, YouTube has many great channels that can teach anyone practically anything. Here are the sharpest brains.

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Simple Modular JavaScript on JS Bin

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Say you want to create two very simple, console-based JavaScript apps: a game that challenges players to guess a number between 1 and 10 and a quiz that displays a random question from its bank of questions. Both apps need to be able to generate a random whole number between two limits.

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Quick Tip: The Best Way To Make Sticky Footers

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This obviously broken layout happens when a footer is positioned statically at the end of the body, but the page doesn’t have much content. There is nothing to push the footer down enough and it stays in the middle of screen, leaving a huge area of whitespace below it.

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March 30, 2016

JSON Web Token in Action With JAX-RS

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This post is about using JSON Web Token (JWT) with JAX-RS. Let’s look at an example of how we might use JWT in a JAX-RS based application. As stated earlier, this sample uses JWT as a stateless authentication token. The process is split into distinct steps:

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How to Master Microsoft Office Excel

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Spreadsheets are a nerd’s data-driven dream. For most regular people, though, they’re a complicated mess. Fortunately, they don’t need to be. Here’s how to bend data to your will with Microsoft Excel 2016.

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Waze alerta para excesso de velocidade

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O Waze é uma das mais populares apps de navegação, contando com uma comunidade crescente de utilizadores, e agora passa a ter uma funcionalidade simples mas que há muito era pedida: alertas para o excesso de velocidade.

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AMP in 60 Seconds

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The AMP project is an open source initiative backed by Google, with the goal of making websites faster. Here’s what it is, in sixty seconds! This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+.

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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and NGINX

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Netcraft recently published a study of the SSL/TLS sites they monitor and observed that only 5% of them correctly implement HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This article describes how to configure NGINX and NGINX Plus to implement an HSTS policy.

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Bower Resolutions

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When you specify dependencies for you app via Bower, some of the packages might rely on different versions of the same library. You will have to resolve what version of libraries your app actually wants. In other words, you break the tie.

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AngularJS vs. Backbone.js vs. Ember.js

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In this article we are going to compare three popular MV* frameworks for the web: AngularJS vs. Backbone vs. Ember. Choosing the right framework for your project can have a huge impact on your ability to deliver on time, and your ability to maintain your code in the future.

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Privacy – Gives You a New Card No. for Every Transaction

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Privacy gives you a new card number for every transaction. This protects you from card fraud, data breaches, and identity theft. Privacy is the first payments product that keeps your personal information private. And the best thing is, it’s even easier than using your regular credit card online.

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LOG4J 2 Configuration: Using JSON

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Log4J 2 introduces configuration support through JSON and YAML in addition to properties file and XML. If you are new to Log4J 2, I suggest reading my introductory post on Log4J 2, Introducing Log4J 2 – Enterprise Class Logging.

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Apple iPhone SE review: A compelling blend of old and new

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Even though we all knew it was coming, Apple's iPhone SE announcement still managed to raise eyebrows ... and plenty of questions. Is there still a market for a 4-inch iPhone? Is Apple playing it safe with its design? Arguably, the answer to both these questions is yes, but after a week of using the iPhone SE, I can safely say that none of that matters.

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Announcing Windows Support in Ionic 2

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After much ado, we are excited to announce official Windows Universal Platform App support in Ionic 2 beta.3, complete with a total UI look-and-feel and component set. Windows support has been an oft-requested feature for a number of important reasons.

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March 29, 2016

Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here -- if you can pay

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Phones and tablets are getting boring. And the excitement around smartwatches was, to put it kindly, short-lived. And then there was virtual reality. What used to seem like a science fiction pipe dream has, in the span of a few years, become the next potentially groundbreaking technology platform.

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Apple's encryption battle with the FBI is over, for now

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The Department of Justice has dropped its case against Apple. After over a month of court motions, congressional hearings and public fights over circumventing the security of the iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, the government has decided it doesn't need Apple after all.

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March 28, 2016

Build a MEAN Stack File Uploader App with Filestack

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Filepicker is a web service which helps us developers smoothly handle file uploading. An amazing feature it provides is to let users to choose the source from where to upload a picture, so you can easily upload a picture from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook and even from the web.

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How to Create an Open Source Directory on GitHub Pages

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One really useful aspect of GitHub repos is that they allow us to host static websites thanks to GitHub Pages. But did you know that you can dynamically display all your GitHub repos on your website as well? In this tutorial I’m going to show you a great little trick using repository metadata to create a portfolio of your open source projects just like this...

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Open source OBD-II Adapter

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Automotive diagnostics have come a long way since the “idiot lights” of the 1980s. The current version of the on-board diagnostics (ODB) protocol provides real time data as well as fault diagnostics, thanks to the numerous sensors connected to the data network in the modern vehicle.

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Samsung Smart Windshield needs to go into production ASAP

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Every once in a while, a concept comes along that makes so much sense you wonder why it doesn't already exist. The Samsung Smart Windshield is one such example. While technology for cars and trucks seems to move at a fever pitch, advancing what's possible each and every year, motorcycles just don't see the same type of advancement. It's time for that to change.

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