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Night of the Living Style Guide

Nowadays, projects are becoming more and more complex. Especially when either taking over on a project or coming in on one that has already begun, it is extremely helpful to have solid documentation to get up-to-speed. A frequent tool for this is known as a style guide, a document that explains the branding and the color usage for a particular client or ...

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Testing in Go

This post is based on a presentation I gave for the Boston Go group in May. You can watch the video here For me, Go is like coming back to formal programming after the crazy world of Ruby for a little while. It reminds me of C with all the sharp corners sanded off; Go is such a simple language. ...

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CSS Radio Button Example

Ever wondered how to style checkboxes and radio buttons, but without JavaScript? Thanks to CSS3 you can! The aim of this example is to show the creation, modification and usage of radio buttons using HTML and CSS3. Radio buttons make it easier to select an item within a list of items that can be selected, simple as one click. Unlike ...

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Python: Converting WordPress posts in CSV format

Over the weekend I wanted to look into the WordPress data behind this blog (very meta!) and wanted to get the data in CSV format so I could do some analysis in R. I found a couple of WordPress CSV plugins but unfortunately I couldn’t get any of them to work and ended up working with the raw XML data ...

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CSS Cursor Pointer Example

In this example, we’ll go through the cursor property of CSS. More specifically, we’re going to exaplain the pointer property value. The cursor CSS property specifies the mouse cursor displayed when the mouse pointer is over an element. In the case of the pointer value, the cursor is a pointer and indicates a link. The cursor property in CSS controls ...

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Time Input Widget with AngularJS

I have been working with the AngularJS framework for a couple of years now. One of the features I love the most about Angular is the powerful directive system that allows you to extend and create your own HTML vocabulary. At one of my clients recently, there was a requirement for an HTML time input widget in which the user ...

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Preparing for Angular 2

I’m sure you heard about Angular 2 and that it will be totally different. Forget everything you know and start from scratch. Jokes apart, if you have taken a closer look you already know that, yes, it will be new, things will be different (as it’s mostly the case with new stuff), but many concepts will still be there. Well, ...

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CSS Gradient Background Example

The aim of this example is to create and style gradient backgrounds. Gradients are typically one color that fades into another, but in CSS you can control every aspect of how that happens, from the direction to the colors (as many as you want) to where those color changes happen. CSS gradients are new types of image added in the ...

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Running a Rails Development Environment in Docker

As we prepare our new Docker-based infrastructure for running your tests, we’d like to show you how you can use the same environment for development as well. Feel free to follow along as I demonstrate how to move a simple Rails applications into Docker during development. Suppose we have a (very) simple new Rails application: gem install rails bundler rails ...

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