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January 31, 2017

What’s New in Laravel 5.4

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If you've been following Scotch for a while, you heard a lot about Laravel. Some months ago, Laravel 5.3 was released. It introduced new features like Mailables. Yesterday, the 25th of January, Laravel 5.4 was released.

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GSM Sniffing on a Budget with Multi-RTL

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If you want to eavesdrop on GSM phone conversations or data, it pays to have deep pockets, because you’re going to need to listen to a wide frequency range. Or, you can just use two cheap RTL-SDR units and some clever syncing software.

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Using Docker Stack And Compose YAML Files To Deploy Swarm Services

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Bells are ringing! Docker v1.13 is out! The most common question I receive during my Docker-related talks and workshops is usually related to Swarm and Compose. Someone: How can I use Docker Compose with Docker Swarm? Me: You can’t! You can convert your Compose files into a Bundle that does not support all Swarm features. If you want to use Swarm to its fullest, be prepared for docker service create commands that contain a never ending list of arguments.

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The Next Version of Angular is Angular 4

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Angular 2 is the shiny new framework that comes with a lot of new concepts. Learn all the great new features. Angular will be making another big number upgrade to Angular 4. Don't be afraid of the change though, Angular is still the Angular you're learning to love.

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25 Best iOS Apps And Tips Of 2016

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iOS 10 was released in 2016. The new iOS update introduced dedicated apps for the Messages app. Since then, the App Store has been flooded with neat little stickers that can be sent over iMessages. The new update also made a lot of tiny annoying changes to iOS and not everyone was happy.

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January 30, 2017

Understanding Types in TypeScript

Monday, January 30, 2017 Teklinks No comments

The summary – working with JavaScript involves knowing a lot more than JavaScript. Remember the old days where we imported jQuery through a CDN and used that to manipulate a few things in the DOM or run some AJAX requests? That’s changed.

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Microservice Series: Scraper

Monday, January 30, 2017 Teklinks No comments

A scalable universal scraper. Scrape thousands of TechCrunch articles in seconds! This post is part of a series of open source projects that we’ll be releasing in the next while, as described previously here.
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The Google Font Improvement Project

Monday, January 30, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Ever wondered what it would be like to collaborate with the team at Google by enhancing their existing font collection? Type designer Jacques Le Bailley takes us behind the scenes and offers us a glimpse at how this is done. TypeThursday is the meeting place for people who love letterforms.

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Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrid In The LAb

Monday, January 30, 2017 Teklinks No comments

This is nothing short of a red letter day for science.Scientists have announced that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The international team of researchers led by the Salk Institute were able to produce successful human-big hybrids in a lab.

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The end of the clearfix hack?

Monday, January 30, 2017 Teklinks No comments

A new value of the display property has landed in Chrome Canary and Firefox Nightlies. In the Editor’s Draft of the CSS Display Module Level 3, display: flow-root is defined as: “The element generates a block container box, and lays out its contents using flow layout.

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January 28, 2017

Build a GitHub-Hosted Blog with Jekyll Now

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Jekyll is a platform used for static websites that just want to publish content quickly. The biggest issue with Jekyll is the reliance on command line methods. If you’re not CLI-friendly then you’ll never bother to touch Jekyll.

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Part 3: Redesigning Webflow.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Over the last couple weeks, we looked at why we decided to redesign Webflow.com and the process of designing the site. Yeah, it’s a little inception-y. Before we dig in, it’s worth noting that this was only my second project at Webflow, so I’d only built a couple pages in Webflow.

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January 27, 2017

Working with JSON in MySQL

Friday, January 27, 2017 Teklinks No comments

SQL databases tend to be rigid. If you have worked with them, you would agree that database design though it seems easier, is a lot trickier in practice. SQL databases believe in structure, that is why it's called structured query language.

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Crash Course: UI Design

Friday, January 27, 2017 Teklinks No comments

If you’ve done any kind of research about software design, you’ve probably heard of the terms “UI” and “UX”. But what separates UI from UX? At their most simple forms, UX design is what makes an interface useful, and UI design is what makes an interface beautiful.

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January 26, 2017

January 25, 2017

Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: Migration to Your Own Parse Server

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Sadly, Parse.com is shutting down on 28 January 2017. In the previous series, I walked you through the entire journey of building a blog system from scratch. But everything was based on Parse.com, and if you are still using those techniques, your website will unfortunately stop working by then.

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Announcing Ionic 2.0.0 Final

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce Ionic Framework 2.0.0. Back in March 2015 the Ionic team was given a unique opportunity to take all the lessons learned building a mobile framework on Angular 1 and reimagine it for a new and fast approaching future of JavaScript and web technology.

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Building a Morphing Hamburger Menu with CSS

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Building a Morphing Hamburger Menu with CSS. In this tutorial I'll explain the entire process of how to do it with CSS only, without using a single line of JavaScript. So, we will be seeing some CSS (and SCSS) tricks that will allow us to achieve an animation almost as smooth as the animated gif.

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Time Management Secrets of an Efficient Engineer

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Sometimes I wish I was a vampire, or at least a werewolf. It would probably make this whole work-life balance thing people talk about easier. But unfortunately, I’m only human, which means I have to sleep, and I only get 24 hours per day, just like everyone else.

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January 24, 2017

Make a URL Shortener With Node.js and N1QL [Video]

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Not too long ago, I wrote a lengthy tutorial on how to use Node.js and Couchbase to create a URL shortener. This tutorial used N1QL for querying the data. To complement that write-up, I've gone ahead and created a video tutorial to demonstrate how to develop this application from scratch and test it using a variety of tools.

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8pt Material Design GUI Templates

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Eight..8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96. These are the numbers that run through my head at night. I have been using an 8pt based since my time on Android Auto, and have enjoyed applying the core Material Design methodologies to the Design Inc. user interfaces.

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Meet Minio, an S3 server you can self-host

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Teklinks No comments

Minio is a project that has come up on my radar several times and caught my attention - it's an S3-compatible object-storage server that you can run on your own kit and has first-class Docker and Raspberry Pi support. This tutorial is a walk-through for deploying and using Minio.

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