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Is Model-View-Controller dead on the front end?

More and more front-end developers are adopting unidirectional architectures. So what’s the future for the classic Model-View-Controller (MVC) …

JavaScript

3 incredibly boring but highly effective ways to learn, and get better at, JavaScript

I always hear people complain that JavaScript is hard to learn, or that it’s just not clicking for them. This frustrates me. It frustrates me because …

Chinavasion releases affordable DIY 3D printer

63shares<p>Five years go the idea of owning your own desktop 3D printer was something dreamlike. They were expensive, with the cheapest DIY being around …

Databases

Segway creator's advanced prosthetic arm arrives in late 2016

Segway creator Dean Kamen's Luke prosthetic arm has been a long time in coming -- the FDA approved it two years ago. At last, however, it's nearly here. Mobius Bionics has revealed that it will offer the Luke arm sometime in late 2016. It's not clear what it will take to get one (you can register …

Introduction to Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

Common Table Expressions or CTEs for short are used within SQL Server to simplify complex joins and subqueries, and to provide a means to query …

Open Source Solar

What’s the size of a standard euro-palette, goes together in 15 minutes, and can charge 120 mobile phones at one time? At least one correct answer is …

Solar Panels

Nvidia’s $250 GeForce GTX 1060 will battle AMD for mid-range supremacy

Faster than a GeForce GTX 980.<p>Nvidia took control of the high-end graphics card sector with the launch of its GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, a pair …

Should We Change The Agile Manifesto?

Is Agile is still Agile? That was the interesting topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last month. A great discussion ensued with a panel that included Ray Arell (formerly Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. In …

Project Management

A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon)

One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world<p>As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute. How will we keep the lights on without overheating the planet in fossil fuel exhaust? Alternative energy is the obvious choice, but scaling up is hard. It …

Java's Spring Framework gets a new competitor

Datamill, an open source framework that leverages Java 8 and lambdas, is bringing functional programming to Java-based web development.<p>Positioned as …

Programming

Agile vs. Waterfall: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Agile vs. Waterfall—if you’re at least a little familiar with the world of software development, then you’re probably already well acquainted with …

Project Management

Reflow turns plastic waste into 3D print filament, sends profits back to waste pickers

In recent years, 3D printing has helped transform the face of manufacturing, leading some to call the technology a sign of the Third Industrial …

3D Printing

Windows 10: How to add Ubuntu Bash to the Start menu

A step-by-step guide to making Ubuntu Bash available in a few clicks on Windows 10.<p><b>Switch to the Fast Ring</b><p>To be able to use Bash on Ubuntu on Windows …

Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

Sounds emitted by 3D printers could put Intellectual Property at risk

Mar 2, 2016 | By Kira<p>A new study from the University of California, Irvine, has revealed the surprising fact that the sounds emitted from a 3D …

Raspberry Pi 3: Four days old and already flying

Fruity autopilot funThe Raspberry Pi 3 is only four days old, but it can already fly, thanks to Spanish outfit Erle Robotics and its PXFmini …

Raspberry Pi

Why Stephen Hawking is more afraid of capitalism than robots

In October, a Reddit user asked Stephen Hawking if he thinks robots are coming to take all of our jobs.<p>"In particular, do you foresee a world where people work less because so much work is automated?" the user asked the renowned physicist on an Ask Me Anything thread.<p>The question isn't crazy. …

Singularity

How To: Linux Basics for the Aspiring Hacker: Using Start-Up Scripts

Very often we have processes in Linux that we want to always run in the background at startup. These would be processes that we need to start at …

Linux