tech/webdev magazine

February 28, 2018

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

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Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design decisions, whether they like it or not. Maybe the company you work for doesn’t have a full-time designer and you need to implement the UI for a new feature on your own.

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Why your programmers just want to code

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When I interviewed Jamie for a position at ZenTech, he seemed like an enthusiastic engineer. With solid tech skills, ideas for process and product improvement, and a great team attitude, he was the obvious choice. I should have noticed the signs.

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Building an ARM Kubernetes Cluster

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Teklinks No comments

In this guide I wanted to share my experience on building a complete Kubernetes Cluster (with LoadBalancer, Ingress and external storage) with SBC’s (Single Board Computers like the Raspberry Pi and similar) using the Rock64 boards and the history behind it.

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Ultimate Angular + Prettier Cheatsheet

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Teklinks No comments

If you’ve found this blog, please know that I wrote it specifically for people like you. There can be questions about the “Hows” and “Whys” of adding Prettier to your Angular project. This is meant to give you the hows first, followed by some of the whys at the end.

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February 27, 2018

February 26, 2018

CSS Steals Your Web Data

Monday, February 26, 2018 Teklinks No comments

Earlier this year, we posted a link to an interactive Web page. Most people seemed to like it, but we got at least one comment about how they would never be so incautious as to allow JavaScript to run on their computers.

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February 25, 2018

Version Stamping your App with the Angular CLI

Sunday, February 25, 2018 Teklinks No comments

When building applications, you typically need some way to show the build version somewhere in your app. This can be tricky when using a closed-ecosystem tool like the Angular CLI. So how do we do it then?? Lets write a script that will get the Git hash and the version from the package.json.

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How To Be A Great Junior Team Member

Sunday, February 25, 2018 Teklinks No comments

Albeit written from a perspective of a designer & developer, I dedicate this article to all the beginners in their first jobs who work in teams. So you finally got a serious job, working with a real team on real projects.

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February 23, 2018

RabbitMQ and WebSockets

Friday, February 23, 2018 Teklinks No comments

RabbitMQ is a multi-protocol message broker. Sometimes I feel that protocols such as Web-Stomp, MQTT and STOMP get left in the shadow behind the AMQP protocol. In this blog post we'll explore the Web-Stomp protocol and how it can be used with RabbitMQ to build interactive web applications.

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February 22, 2018

Deep Learning Resources

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Teklinks No comments

There are more and more amazing resources that make Deep Learning more accessible than ever. A few years ago, it would be extremely hard to find a good introduction that doesn’t overwhelm you with a gigantic list of prerequisites. Now, you don’t need eleven PhD’s to get started.

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The JavaScript Learning Landscape in 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Teklinks No comments

You’ve been in the tech industry for a number of years, you know HTML and CSS inside-and-out, and you make a good living. But, you have a little voice in the back of your head that keeps whispering, "It’s time for something new, for the next step in your career. You need to learn programming.

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How I Use Git

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Teklinks No comments

After a tweet about how I like Git but find it hard to use, I thought it would be interesting to share how I use it on a daily basis. Including some cool aliases and practices you can borrow right away. It’s a bit long so here is a table of contents:

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February 21, 2018

February 20, 2018

JavaScript Garden

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Teklinks No comments

JavaScript Garden is a growing collection of documentation about the most quirky parts of the JavaScript programming language. It gives advice to avoid common mistakes and subtle bugs, as well as performance issues and bad practices, that non-expert JavaScript programmers may encounter on their endeavours into the depths of the language.

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February 19, 2018

How to Create a Twitter Bot with Node.js

Monday, February 19, 2018 Teklinks No comments

Twitter bots have been in the news over the past few years due to election meddling, not only in the United States but stretching across the globe.  There are, however, good and logical reasons for creating Twitter bots. In order to see how easy it was to create a Twitter bot, for good or evil, I decided to create my own Twitter bot.

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Working remotely, 4 years in

Monday, February 19, 2018 Teklinks No comments

I live in Montreal. 4 years ago, I decided to take a job working remotely for a company based in San Francisco. At the time, I was worried that it wouldn’t work out – I’d never worked remotely before, so it was a pretty big unknown for me.

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JavaScript Frameworks by the Numbers — Winter 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 Teklinks No comments

Before we look at the numbers, I’d like to note a few things about the data and how the frameworks are grouped. I recently published a large reference guide for JavaScript frameworks. The groupings — Big Three, Historically Significant and Notable — come from that guide.

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Creating Tesla's Website With Bootstrap 4

Monday, February 19, 2018 Teklinks No comments

After a couple of years in development, Bootstrap 4 is finally here and it brings a lot of cool changes and improvements. The new flexbox core, smarter grid, and fresh component redesigns make the web's most popular CSS frameworks better then ever.

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Why Choosing Between Android and iOS Still Matters

Monday, February 19, 2018 Teklinks No comments

Fire up an iPhone X alongside a Galaxy Note 8 and you might not think there’s all that much to choose between Android and iOS any more. They offer the same apps, in the same sorts of grids, with similar approaches to notifications and quick settings, and at this stage in the game you’re probably happy with your choice of mobile OS and sticking with it. Is there really any reason to switch?

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February 16, 2018

Who Killed The Junior Developer?

Friday, February 16, 2018 Teklinks No comments

A few months ago I attended an event for women in tech. A lot of the attendees were new developers, graduates from code schools or computer science programs. Almost everyone told me they were having trouble getting their first job. I was lucky.

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February 15, 2018

HTTP codes as Valentine’s Day comics

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Teklinks No comments

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is a time for romantic hopefuls to ask out the object of their affection, and await an answer. It could be a simple “yes,” a sad “no,” or a cryptic “I don’t think about you that way, but maybe we can grab a coffee tomorrow?”

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