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November 30, 2016

Random Interesting Facts on HTML/SVG usage

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Last time, we saw how the average web page looks like using data from about 8 million websites. That's a lot of data, and we've been continuing to sift through it. We're back again this time to showcase some random and hopefully interesting facts on markup usage.

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GPS spoofing and dangers of GPS data hacking

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Imagine you are relying on Google Maps and suddenly it leads you to an unwanted/dangerous place. Up to now this would be considered a Google Maps glitch but hackers can actually hack your smartphone GPS and make it send you to a location of their choice. Welcome to the reality of GPS spoofing.

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November 29, 2016

Should You Sleep, Shut Down, Or Hibernate Your Laptop?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Sleep, hibernate, or shutdown? Which is the best option for your laptop? Do we need to turn off the computer when we are done using it? Or is it fine to just close the lid of the laptop overnight while we sleep? There are many ways to shut down your computer or laptop: you can turn the machine off

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Top 8 Free Web Statistics Tools

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

A web analytics tool is mandatory for every website to keep track of traffic and create strategies according to it. Thankfully, there are many web statistics tools available that you can use on your website to track traffic count, type and behavior, etc.

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Daylight Saving Time – Whys And Why Nots

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

We recently went through our twice yearly period of communal venting called adjusting for daylight saving time (DST), or British Summer Time (BST) as it’s called in the UK. But why are we changing the time? Seriously, who caused all this? Does it do any good? Do we still need it? And what can we do about it? As it turns out, most of us want it, as you’ll see below.

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November 28, 2016

What Are Denial of Service and DDoS Attacks?

Monday, November 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are becoming increasingly common and potent. Denial of Service attacks come in many forms, but share a common purpose: stopping users from accessing a resource, whether it’s a web page, email, the phone network, or something else entirely. Let’s look at the most common types of attacks against web targets, and how DoS can become DDoS.

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CSS Animation for Beginners

Monday, November 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

The human brain is hardwired to pay attention to moving objects. Because of this natural reflex to notice movement, adding animation to your website or app is a powerful way to draw users attention to important areas of your product and add interest to your interface.

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November 27, 2016

MP3 foi criado há 25 anos

Sunday, November 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Poderá custar a imaginar que em tempos a ideia de ter música guardada no computador parecia uma tarefa impossível - quanto mais a ideia a ideia de a partilhar com outras pessoas via internet. Mas há 25 anos, com a criação do MP3... tudo mudou.

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The 100% correct way to do CSS breakpoints

Sunday, November 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

For the next minute or so, I want you to forget about CSS. Forget about web development. Forget about digital user interfaces. And as you forget these things, I want you to allow your mind to wander. To wander back in time. Back to your youth. Back to your first day of school.

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November 26, 2016

Why Will Angular 2 Rock?

Saturday, November 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

This article has been update in January 30th. Now it is using TypeScript and angular 2.0.0-beta.2 Note: If the “foo” alerts from the plunkers starts popping out without reason, please leave a comment and I will look for a different solution.

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O abuso das notificações e o fim do seu propósito

Saturday, November 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Lembram-se de quando as notificações eram uma novidade útil? Desde então as mesmas tornaram-se tão comuns e recorrentes que se arriscam a perder o seu propósito inicial, e os culpados são os developers que parecem não ter qualquer noção daquilo para que deviam ser utilizadas.

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Highlights from Chrome Dev Summit 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco. It was a really great experience to be able to see, in person, a lot of the people working on the APIs I use everyday, as well as to see how other developers are creating complex modern web applications.

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November 25, 2016

Raspberry Pi Swarm

Friday, November 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine reminded me about Docker. Docker is a containerisation platform which allows you to deploy different systems very quickly and efficiently on the same host machine. Not only that, you can put several Docker hosts together in order to create a swarm.

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HTTP in Angular 2

Friday, November 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Highlighting the HTTP features in AngularJS 2 for asynchronous web development. In many modern websites, you would find the search functionality which allows you to search whatever keyword you have written in the whole website.

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Docker Datacenter news: orchestration, security and usability

Friday, November 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

There’s a lot to be excited about in November here in the happy land of containers. Even though the year is winding down and we’re all getting ready for the holidays, the container ecosystem continues to pick up steam with new features and functionality coming out from all of the major ecosystem players.

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Introduction to Docker

Friday, November 25, 2016 Teklinks No comments

This guide will explain you how to use Docker in everyday work and move on with continuous development. The contents of this guide requires basic Git knowledge — you can learn Git here.

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November 24, 2016

Angular 2 HTTP Requests with Observables

Thursday, November 24, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Angular 2 is the shiny new framework that comes with a lot of new concepts. Learn all the great new features. Making HTTP requests is a vital operation in the life of most front-end applications. Angular 2, which is the hottest thing right now has a really cool way of doing that.

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November 23, 2016

Common React Native App Layouts: Login Page

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Teklinks No comments

In this series, you'll learn how to use React Native to create page layouts commonly used in mobile apps. The layouts you'll be creating won't be functional—instead, the main focus of this series is to get your hands dirty in laying out content in your React Native apps. 

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Tilt Hover Effects

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Today we’d like to share some experimental hover effects with you. The idea is inspired by the hover effect seen on the grid of the Kikk 2015. We want to animate an image (which could be a link or simply a normal grid item) with a tilt effect on its parts.

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Get Angular 1 Features in Angular 2

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Angular 2 is the shiny new framework that comes with a lot of new concepts. Learn all the great new features. If you have solid experience with AngularJS 1.x, you're well aware of the framework's features and intricacies. Many of us have plenty of Angular 1 projects in development and production.

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November 22, 2016

Six More Tiny But Awesome ES6 Features

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Teklinks No comments

ES6 has brought JavaScript developers a huge new set of features and syntax updates to be excited about. Some of those language updates are quite large but some of them are small updates you would miss if you weren't careful -- that's why I wrote about Six Tiny But Awesome ES6 Features, a list of the little things that can make a big difference when you code for today's browsers.

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Sprite Spirit

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Generator and SCSS Mixin that Brings Image Sprite to life. Try Example Save Image Sprite to your computer and drag it to the generator, or see a Demo on codepen.

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November 21, 2016

Firebase for Android: File Storage

Monday, November 21, 2016 Teklinks No comments

During the 2016 Google I/O conference, Firebase was reintroduced to the developer community as a major tool for providing quick back-end support for web pages and mobile applications. This tutorial will introduce you to the file storage and retrieval functionality available for your Android apps.

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