George Petrov

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A Gentle Introduction to Functional JavaScript

If anyone has questions you can tweet me at @ChetHarrison<p>Functional Programming tends to intimidate people with the academic terms borrowed from …

Release 1.0.0 · zeit/hyper

Hyper 1.0.0 is here!<p>Windows support and improved Linux support<p>We are very excited to announce that we now support <b>Windows</b> – and we're also shipping a …

Gamer chat app Discord hits 25 million users, can now be used in developers’ own games

Jason Citron, who previously founded and sold the early mobile social gaming network OpenFeint, returned to gaming startups with the launch of Discord in May 2015. This voice and text chat app for gamers — a challenger to incumbents like Skype and Teamspeak — has since grown to 25 million …

Chatbots

Adobe MAX 2018

An Introduction To Redux

Redux is one of the hottest libraries in front-end development these days. However, many people are confused about what it is and what its benefits …

JavaScript

How to Write a Bittorrent Client, Part 1

Read the unofficial specification here.<br>No, really. Read it. There is an official spec as well, but it is vague and much less helpful. Understanding …

Python Programming

Machine Learning for Financial Prediction

<b>Update 1: In response to a suggestion from a reader, I’ve added a section on feature selection using the Boruta package.</b><p><b>Update 2: Responding to</b> …

Trading

PostgreSQL vs. MS SQL Server

1. Why PostgreSQL is way, way better than MS SQL Server<p>Oops, spoiler alert. This section is a comparison of the two databases in terms of features …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …