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A Gentle Introduction to Node.js

Recently at work, I sought to familiarize myself with Node.js. Naturally, I started searching the pool of applications in Keyhole’s GitHub repository. This was the first time I was using Node.js and the instructions in the application readme file to run the application locally was thoroughly detailed. However, I ran into some very basic questions trying to run the application ...

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Javascript Window Size Example

Say that you are working on an app that among other things uses a lot of differently sized windows, and their sizes affect the User Experience or comfortable usage of the app. That means you have to alter the size of the new windows that are generated, or even the one the user is currently working on, if the need ...

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An Introduction to APIs with Phoenix

Phoenix is taking the internet by storm, with good reason. It’s productive, fault-tolerant, concurrent, safe as a compiled language, and blazing fast. It shares many of Rails’ core values, such as convention over configuration, restful resources, and a focus on developer happiness. The cherry on the top: Phoenix was designed from the ground up for WebSockets connections — so you ...

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Comparing Rails and Phoenix: Part II

In the first post of this two-part series, we touched on generating a new application and talked about the entry point to each application: the Router. We also discussed at a high level about how Phoenix apps can fit into larger OTP applications. In this post, we will be looking at the Model, View, and Controller, the parts that comprise ...

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Embrace the power of teaching to learn better

You’re learning a new programming paradigm, trying to understand functional programming and JavaScript. It’s going well and you’re completing tutorials and courses with ease but something is missing. Somehow, you’re having trouble making things stick in your mind and really using your new knowledge. The most powerful way to master a new skill completely is to teach it to others. ...

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Python Send Email Example

In this example, by using Python 3.4, we’ll learn how to send mails using Python’s smtplib module. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It’s a protocol which handles sending e-mails and routing them between mail servers. To send a mail, we need the host and port of a server, then we send to this server the message with a ...

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Comparing Rails and Phoenix: Part I

As I was thinking about this article a few weeks ago, I was excited when I saw that Chris McCord, creator of the Phoenix Framework in Elixir, was on the Elixir Fountain podcast. One of the things they mentioned on the show was that they were tired of the comparison being made between Rails and Phoenix. The bias of coming ...

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jQuery Enable/Disable Example

The aim of this example is to show you how to enable/disable the html elements by using jQuery. In some cases, we need to enable or disable a HTML element. This will help us to allow/prevent the user from doing some actions. jQuery provides very simple code to enable/disable any HTML element. The following code is used respectively for this ...

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