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Introduction to Jenkins

Jenkins is one of the most popular open-source continuous integration and continuous delivery servers available today. It began as a product called …

DevOps

.gitignorant

<b>Brent</b>, who had started at JavaChip in QA several years ago, was tapped for “real” work with the core development team. On the day of his transfer, he …

Software Development

Vertical vs. Horizontal Decomposition of Responsibility

Objects responsible for too many things are a problem. Because their complexity is high, they are difficult to maintain and extend. <b>Decomposition of</b> …

The minute data of everyday life on 52 postcards over 52 weeks

How many times do you check your phone weekly? Or say hello to strangers? How do you spend your time alone? The answers to those questions — and many more — are illustrated by hand in the data-visualiza­tion memoir “Dear Data,” by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.<p>In a year-long correspondence …

Data Visualization

Amazingly Useful HTML, CSS and JavaScript Tools and Libraries

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Front-end development is tricky: it’s not difficult to learn, but it’s quite difficult to master. …

Web Development

This Is What Popular Sorting Algorithms Sound Like

The universe of data visualisation is infinite. Just when you think you have the definitive way of representing a complex concept, someone cracks out …

Computer Science

JUnit 5 - An Early Test Drive - Part 2

Key takeaways<p>JUnit 5 is coming!<br>• It’s evolved API and extension model considerably improve “JUnit the tool”.<br>• The modular architecture makes “JUnit the …

Virtual overlay networks: Tunneling protocols enable multi-tenancy

Virtual overlay networks have taken center stage as data center managers seek networking solutions that better...<p>support VM provisioning, enable …

Virtualization

This insane levitating charger makes your phone float and spin in the air while it tops up your battery

OvRcharge is a wireless phone charger that suspends your phone mid-air through magnetic levitation.<p>It is made by Canadian company AR Design who are campaigning on Kickstarter. The charger costs around £140, but you also need a special phone case too.<p><i>Produced by Claudia Romeo. Original Reporting by</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Spring - Standard and Custom Events

Spring core framework provides application level event firing and event listening which is based on the standard Observer design pattern.<p>There are …

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, internet …

Information Security

Breaking Out Of The Box: Design Inspiration (August 2016)

How about trying a very different drawing technique or illustration style for your next project? Maybe a weird geometric shape? Or a more abstract …

Web Design

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

Quantum Mechanics

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

Common Sense

The Difference Between Trump And Clinton Summed Up In One Cartoon

If you missed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s speeches at their respective conventions, cartoonist Joe Heller has you covered – he summed …

Good Ol' C Tops the IEEE's 2016 Programming Language Ranking

It's like concrete winning a contest of building materials.<p>I'll be honest—part of why I love C programming is because it's sort of the antithesis of how every way cooler programming language works.<p>C code is an often rigid world of semicolons and curly braces and memory management. You can really …

Stack Overflow

Vizio Sells To Chinese Streaming Company, Spins Off Data-Mining Operation

Have you ever heard of LeEco? Most people in this country hadn’t until today, when we learned that familiar television brand Vizio announced that …

6 Nightmare Historical Diseases Humanity Forgot Are Possible

There are some illnesses that have plagued humanity since time immemorial: leprosy, heart disease, cooties, groin rot, groin cooties, groinitis, etc. …

Magic in Ancient Greece

For the Greeks magic (<i>mageia</i> or <i>goeteia</i>) was a wide-ranging topic which involved spells and evil prayers (<i>epoidai</i>), curse tablets (<i>katadesmoi</i>), …

Geophysicists just debunked a key assumption about how Earth's continents formed

Over tens of millions of years, as the familiar story goes, these giant hunks of rock slowly split apart, breaking up at a rate of just a millimeter — a little more than the thickness of a credit card — each year.<p>That's slow. Really, really slow.<p>But scientists just found out Earth didn't shift at …

Geophysics

The Architecture

In today's blog post we would like to give you an overview of Elastic Cloud Enterprise and its architecture.<p>Introduction<p>We'll start by describing …

DevOps

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

Mathematics

How to make a web crawler in Python (under 50 lines of code)?

Interested to learn how Google, Bing, or Yahoo work? Wondering what it takes to crawl the web, and what a simple web crawler looks like? In under 50 …

6 Horrifying Fast Food 'Hacks' (Tested)

Americans love having the freedom of choice, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the fast food industry. It's not enough that we can choose from …

Death Row
Software Development

Man leaves rat race to grow dream permaculture farm - and it's flourishing after 3 years

Andrew Martin left the fast-paced business world in order to live a more simple and sustainable life in balance with nature. He and his wife Beth …

Destroy All Ifs — A Perspective from Functional Programming

The Anti-IF Campaign currently stands at 4,136 signatures, and there’s a reason: conditional statements are frequently a troublesome source of bugs …

Programming