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Are You Hard to Convince?

When discussing a new technology, I’m rarely the first one to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, I’m usually the killjoy that ends up arguing against using a new library or a new language feature when the enthusiasm is high and everybody is eager to get started. It’s not that I want to stay comfortable and never move forward. Rather, ...

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How to build a chrome extension

Chrome extensions allow you to add a new functionality to Chrome without having any knowledge about the actual browser source code. New extensions can be implemented using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In the following example, we implement a word counter extension which helps to count characters, words, syllables and sentences of a selected text in the page. It also calculates the Flesch ...

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Writing a Rails Feature – Blow by Blow

My favorite part of seeing someone live code is all the mistakes they make, but not because I’m a mean awful person who likes to see others fail. Watching others recover from mistakes helps me recover from my mistakes. It also makes me feel better when I see that they mess up the same ways that I do. Too often, ...

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HTML5 Canvas Example

In this example we are going to learn about HTML5 canvas. Canvas was added to HTML in HTML5. HTML5 canvas is a powerful tool (or container) that is used for drawing images and shapes. For this example we will use: A computer with a modern browser installed notepad++         1. What Is HTML/HTML5 HTML is an abbreviation ...

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AngularJs 2 Series: Build Your Own Directive

Introduction Directives are simply instructions given in the form of HTML element, attribute or id. The selector meta data in the component is a directive. The selector is a HTML element or tag which can be placed in the HTML file to render your component. It also means we have a placed a directive to instruct HTML to render a ...

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Go Beyond the Code–13 Courses to Master Tools, Frameworks & Techniques That’ll Streamline Your Coding Workflow Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering the Ultimate Web Developer Bundle for only $10 instead of the original price of $718, yeap that is a massive 98% off. Quickly & Easily Create ...

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Using Kubernetes for Deployments

Let’s learn how to set up continuous deployment to Kubernetes for your Docker apps. Specifically, we’re going to look at automating the management, deployment, and scaling of your containerized applications. In a nutshell, Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating the management, deployment, and scaling of containerized applications like Docker. It’s an incredibly powerful tool which we’ll have a closer ...

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Docker Start Container Example

A container, in Docker terminology, is an instance of an image. A typical simile used for this, is the classes and objects in Object Oriented Programming. This example will show how to start containers, that is, making run images instances. For this example, Linux Mint 18 and Docker version 1.12.1 have been used.         Tip You may ...

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Replacing Sinatra with Rack in Sidekiq

Sidekiq is one of the first gems that I install when doing a significant Rails project. If you plan to or already have Redis running, it provides an almost effortless ability to process background jobs. Aside from that, I’ve always thought that one of the most powerful components of Sidekiq was the web UI that it ships with. Prior to ...

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