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Creating a Rusty Rocket fuelled with Diesel

Sorry if that title seemed stupid. The super serious title would be “Creating a REST API in Rust using Rocket and Diesel”, but that’s boring. Anyway… Here I go with my first post that fully focuses on Rust. After spending a few months doing a bit here and there I decided to just dive right in as I was going ...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Test Suite with Docker

I try to be disciplined in writing tests, but it’s usually not long before something gets in the way. Integration-testing interdependent APIs, verifying unusual server configurations, and seeding complex data make testing large applications tough. While plenty of solutions exist, I have found myself leaning on Docker more and more in the past year. Why Docker for Testing? If you ...

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Monitoring a Docker-on-Windows App

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Here at AppDynamics, we’ve developed strong support for .NET, Windows, and Docker users.   But something we haven’t spent much time documenting is how to instrument a Docker-on- Windows app. In this blog, I’ll show you how straightforward it is to get one ...

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Introduction to Kotlin (to) JavaScript

Introduction Kotlin is a JVM language that borrows from Scala in an attempt to improve Java. In contrast to Java and Scala (GWT and Scala.js), in which the to-JavaScript compiler is an independent framework, Kotlin provides a to-JavaScript compiler as an integral part of its compiler. Another difference between Kotlin compiler and other frameworks is that Kotlin provides its lib ...

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AngularJS vs jQuery Example

Hello readers, in this tutorial, we will understand the differences between the AngularJS and the jQuery libraries. 1. Introduction For this tutorial, we will be explaining the differences and the important features of both technologies. It is very simple, but before moving further let’s take a look at AngularJS, jQuery, and their features. 1.1 What is AngularJS? Angular is a ...

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Using a Chrome Developer Profile with Visual Studio Code Debugger

When developing web apps in Visual Studio Code, I find myself using the built-in debugger to conveniently launch my web application in Chrome. Initially I was using the following launch.json configuration to launch Chrome and the debugger: "configurations": [ { "type": "chrome", "request": "launch", "name": "Launch Chrome", "url": "http://localhost:4200/home", "webRoot": "${workspaceFolder}/src" } ] This launch configuration works pretty well. It ...

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WebRTC Issues and How to Debug Them

WebRTC is an amazing and rather ground-breaking technology pioneered by those geniuses at Google. Enabling plugin-free connectivity between browsers, the typical application for WebRTC is that of video chat applications. However, WebRTC is not just for audio and video; it’s also capable of transmitting other high-speed data. In short, envision a future of peer-to-peer gaming, file transfer, and other true ...

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Rails Frontend Testing with JavaScript Insights

One of the newer things that Rails 5+ provides is system tests. This gives us a full frontend testing experience with Capybara, which runs each of our tests through a real browser window to perfectly provide what a normal web user would experience. Having this baked in to Rails makes for an elegant way to get started and hit the ...

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Working with JSON in Scala.js

Introduction Working with JSON is almost inevitable regardless of the environment. In this post, we will go through different ways of serializing/deserializing (or encoding/decoding as some may call it) objects from/to JSON in Scala.js. As of the date this post is written, there are three main tools that convert objects to/from JSON: uPickle Circe scalajs-dom (using JSON.stringify() and parse()) We ...

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