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June 30, 2016

Introducing Queues in Node.js

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This is the first of a series of articles that will be diving into using work queues to manage asynchronous work in Node.js, extracted from the Node Patterns series. It is common for applications to have workloads that can be processed asynchronously from application flows.

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Android From Scratch: How to Use Resources In an Application

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Any app that you develop will have to include some sort of local resources and values, such as strings, image assets (even if it's just the app icon) and colors. In this tutorial, you learn about resources in Android and how to use them in your apps for displaying content to users, handling different sized devices, and supporting users through various languages.

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Testing an Angular $resource factory

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This article will show you how to test a $resource factory with a live example. What should you test? What not to test? When to use $resource? These questions and more will be answered here. The $resource is an Angular Service that makes it really easy to setup CRUD operations with RESTful APIs.

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June 29, 2016

Video review: OnePlus 3

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While you may have read our OnePlus 3 text review, you might be waiting for another take before pulling the trigger on the latest from the sometimes-controversial smartphone manufacturer. Well, another take is what we've got: Facundo Holzmeister takes it away in our video review of the OnePlus 3.

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How three dots changed JavaScript

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When accessing arguments values in a function call, I always felt uncomfortable with arguments object. Its hardcoded name makes difficult to access arguments of an outer function in an inner one (which defines its own arguments). Even worse JavaScript provides it as an array-like object.

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New Ways to Share, Save and Engage

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Today, we're introducing several new ways for developers to help people improve their sharing and saving experience. This includes two new Chrome extensions, as well as updating our full suite of Social Plugin buttons to make it even easier to share, save and engage with content on Facebook.

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Item Reveal Animations with SVG

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Today we’d like to share some animated item reveal effects with you. These effects can look quite interesting on image grids, covering and uncovering every grid item when navigating. The idea was sparked by the beautiful and creative JOHO’s website.

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How Airbnb manages to monitor customer issues at scale

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For a typical person, this seems like a pretty straightforward question that every company should be able to answer. However, we found that it wasn’t so simple. Of course, we had the data of customer issues stored in our database but we didn’t have a great way to answer the question.

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June 28, 2016

The Essential Meta Tags for Social Media

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The following is a guest post by Adam Coti. Follow along as Adam whittles down the necessary meta tags for social media to display rich previews. If you referenced their docs directly, you might end up with a dozen, but in reality, you might be able to get away with as few as five.

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Using JSX and React

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JSX is similar to a mix of XML and HTML. You use JSX within React code to easily create components for your apps. JSX transforms into JavaScript when React compiles the code. The beauty of React is that you can create reusable code and easily structure your app from a component-based mindset.

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The 49 best free websites and apps to learn something new

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Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, and b) go to a school or classroom, a place specifically dedicated to learning. Those days are over. Now, a profusion of apps, websites and institutions offer us a wider variety of (often superior) educational experiences than ever before- and we can access them from anywhere in the world, often for free. The apps and websites on this list can teach you practically anything- from coding and cooking, to surfing and negotiating.

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June 27, 2016

How to Install Arch Linux the Easy Way with Antergos

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Windows blue screen got you down? Is El Capitan a sinking ship on your Mac? Thinking about switching to Linux, but don’t know where to start? This guide will show you how to install Arch Linux… without all the hassle of text menus, command line terminals, crazy disk partitioning schemes, and even immediate software updates after installation. With Antergos, you can install Arch Linux the easy way.

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How to Work With Geofences on Android

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Location aware resources allow your application to interact with the physical world and they are ideal for increasing user engagement. Although many mobile apps use them, the topic of this tutorial is a feature that is often overlooked, geofencing.

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Getting Started with Hapi.js

Monday, June 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Separation of Concerns is the in thing these days, and with the introduction of RESTful architecture, it has been a cakewalk; however, new developers often face the dilemma of choosing their weapons. The frameworks, and the suite of tools they will use to develop their next killer application.

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CriticalCSS In Action

Monday, June 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

In just my first weeks at Bocoup, I’ve been learning a lot about performance and how to make a site smoking fast. Recently, we were hired to audit and help a client understand what they could do to improve their site speed, and through this project I learned the nuts of bolts of actually implementing some of the things I’ve been reading about.

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June 26, 2016

Snapper: A CSS Snap Points Carousel

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Everybody loves carousels, am I right? But really though, hear me out! We use carousels on many projects and they're good for a great many things. One of those things is presenting product images neatly within an already-noisy product detail page, say, for some Potted Meat on Amazon.

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Learn to Code (Awesome Fullstack)

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Here are some of the things that you might want to know in order to learn full stack development. Note: if you go to stackoverflow and click any tag, then go to the info tab, it should contain resources about that tag.

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