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December 31, 2016

Getting Started With Blynk: Simple DIY IoT Devices

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Blynk is an Internet of Things (IoT) service designed to make remote control and reading sensor data from your devices as quick and easy as possible. In this article we will cover exactly what Blynk is, how it works, and provide two short example projects on different uses of the service with NodeMCU and Raspberry Pi development boards.

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December 30, 2016

Test Drive Jenkins using Docker - Part I

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PS: I'm not the expert but just tried this out for the first time so your comments and suggestions will be very appreciated. If you want to install locally without using Docker, you can download the war file here. You can find the older version by the link below.

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My Top Apps for 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Last week my phone stopped working out of nowhere, I had to do a factory reset and install all apps again. This week I had my laptop replaced so once again I had to install everything from scratch. I could easily use one of my backups to restore everything, but I kinda like a fresh start.

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How To Nail A Technical Presentation

Friday, December 30, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Whether you’re an engineer, a maker, a hacker or a baker, at some point you’ll want to share your work with other people. Perhaps it’s a meeting at work to discuss process improvements, or a talk at a conference discussing some research you’ve done into hacking a new embedded platform.

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December 29, 2016

12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel)

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Over a year ago I published the original 12 Little-known CSS Facts and, to this day, it has been one of SitePoint’s most popular articles ever. Since that post was published, I’ve been collecting more little CSS tips and tidbits for a new post.

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The 45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job Interview

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

It was the middle of July 2008, and I had just bought an expensive power suit for a job interview. After being laid off during the height of the recession and unemployed for about six weeks, I was feeling desperate and willing to spend money on anything that might put my career on track.

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ES5 to ES6 with Lebab

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

We all love the goodies that come with ES6, many of them which you can see in Six Tiny But Awesome ES6 Features and Six More Tiny But Awesome ES6 Features, like native class support, arrow functions, and other language improvements.

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Advanced Data Tables in React

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Teklinks No comments

The web development community has left behind the days where tables were used for layout or weren’t used at all in favour of trendier layouts. We are finally using tables how they were intended to be used: For visualizing data.

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December 28, 2016

Front-end Tools: My Favorite Finds of 2016

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Another year has passed and, as we all expected, the Web Platform is continuing to explode with innovation, irritation, fatigue, and a huge influx of new tools and technologies that promise to make our lives as developers easier.

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Building Your First Web Scraper, Part 3

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Welcome back to this series on building a web scraper. In this tutorial, I'll go through an example of scraping data from my own podcast site. I'll cover in detail how I extracted the data, how the helper and utility methods accomplish their jobs, and how all the puzzle pieces come together.

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JavaScript Clean Coding Best Practices - Node.js at Scale

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Writing clean code is what you must know and do in order to call yourself a professional developer. There is no reasonable excuse for doing anything less than your best. In this blog post, we will cover general clean coding principles for naming and using variables & functions, as well as some JavaScript specific clean coding best practices.

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Git Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Git comes with a ton of commands, and that's probably an understatement. The internet is full of Git tips and it's hard if not impossible to know them all, but sometimes you stumble upon an aha! moment that changes your whole workflow.

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The Outrageous Cost of Skipping TDD & Code Reviews

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

In recent years, I’ve had more and more companies ask me to speak on the benefits of Test Driven Development (TDD) and share advice about how to implement a more productive quality process. TDD is the process of writing automated tests to ensure that code works before writing the implementation.

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Preact

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Preact is a lightweight (just 3kb) alternative to React which has same interface (ES6), but better performance. Preact also has a few new features, i.e., There is a migration guide at the https://preactjs.

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Instagram-like Filters with Cloudinary

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Apps like Instagram are a testament to how brilliant a few color modifications can make a photo.  We've seen hundreds of Instagram clones pop up, and even the CSS and Canvas specs have a filter property which allows us to modify imagery.

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Angular 2.0 Top 10 Articles For The Past Month

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Teklinks No comments

We‘ve compared nearly 900 Angular 2.0 articles in November 2016 to pick the Top 10 (1.1% chance). Mybridge AI ranks articles based on parameters including the quality of content, popularity, and other human factors. Hopefully this condensed list will help you read and learn more productively in the area of Angular 2.0

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December 27, 2016

What's New in Swift 3?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Teklinks No comments

This September, Apple officially released the latest version of their new programming language, Swift 3. Just like Swift 2 last year, this version contains a lot of new features and improvements, which make programming with Swift even better! Swift 3 is included with Xcode since version 8.

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December 26, 2016

Learn Docker by building a Microservice

Monday, December 26, 2016 Teklinks No comments

If you are looking to get your hands dirty and learn all about Docker, then look no further! In this article I'm going to show you how Docker works, what all the fuss is about, and how Docker can help with a basic development task - building a microservice.

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December 25, 2016

Ambilight para PC por menos de €20

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Já temos falado por diversas vezes de projectos que recriam o efeito luminoso Ambilight da Philips para televisores, mas hoje trazemos uma versão bem mais simples, ideal para quem o quer fazer para o monitor do seu computador.

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December 24, 2016

Cards in Web Design: The Ultimate Guide

Saturday, December 24, 2016 Teklinks No comments

Web design is very dynamic. You can always see the web design landscape re-constructed with the emergence of new technologies, techniques, trends, and styles. Now, the landscape is changing once more with the use of the new design framework called cards.

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December 23, 2016

Living styleguides instantly with Runway

Friday, December 23, 2016 Teklinks No comments

More and more, designers at Pivotal Labs and elsewhere are playing an active role in writing front-end code on software projects. And out of this new responsibility has come the desire to build living styleguides — through the language of HTML & CSS — that catalog and detail our design decisions.

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December 22, 2016