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80% of my coding is doing this (or why templates are dead)

OK. Maybe not 80%. Maybe 50%. It’s hard to say.<p>But a large chunk of my coding life has been dedicated to one task: writing code in one language (say …

JavaScript

50 Cheatsheets, References and Guides for CSS

As CSS continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s both important and somewhat difficult to keep up with new developments. With so much to learn, you …

Web Design

Documentation

We have shut down<br>Stack Overflow Documentation.<p>Documentation was our attempt at improving existing reference materials by focusing on examples. The …

How to inspect the memory usage of a process in Node.Js

<i>Originally published on valentinog.com/blog on July 10, 2017</i><p>While everyone seems to agree about the fact that premature optimization could be …

AI Project Produces New Styles of Art

Artificial intelligence is getting pretty good at besting humans in things like chess and Go and dominating at trivia. Now, AI is moving into the …

Best Python Books In 2017

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Let’s ask Wikipedia what kind of language Python is.<p><b>Python</b> is a widely …

Artificial Intelligence Will Enable 38% Profit Gains By 2035

• By 2035 AI technologies have the potential to increase productivity 40% or more.<br>• AI will increase economic growth an average of 1.7% across 16 …

Artificial Intelligence

The reality of automating customer service chat with AI today

Of all the fields in the chatbot-crazed world, customer service is one of the prime targets for automation. virtual customer agents (customer service-focused bots, or VCAs) are intelligent systems able to understand what users ask via chat and to provide them with adequate answers. In the context …

Artificial Intelligence

Airbnb's Biggest Weapon Against Hotels: Machine Learning | Inc.com

Airbnb numbers among the Valley's darlings, reportedly valued at $31 billion and actually profitable, the latter being a novelty among startups. It's less beloved by the hotel industry. Although its share of revenue in the global hospitality market is only 3 percent, according to an analysis from …

Machine Learning

6 types of businesses you can start with almost no cash

But of course, there are dozens of obstacles that may keep you from actually doing that. You might not have enough motivation, for example, or time to actually see the work through; or you might not even have a solid idea to begin with — yet.<p><b>Related: The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't</b> …

Small Business

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Self-improvement

A French woman turned her address book of Paris’s best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

JeVois Smart Machine Vision Camera (video)

JeVois based in Los Angeles California have created a new open source quad core smartphone machine vision camera aptly named the JeVois which they …

Collateral damage on the Homefront: We must hold George W. Bush accountable for his crimes as Trump takes power

Trump is a terror, but we can’t forget the politicians who allowed his rise<p>While much of the country was trying to figure out how Donald Trump had become president-elect, CodePink was convening an event with the potential to change the culture that created a Trump-sized hole in the White House. …

Political Science

Why More Convicts Are Studying Criminology

Two professors are trying to revolutionize the study of crime by bringing their own experiences behind bars to bear. And they’re finding a following …

Battling the Tyranny of Big Data

We need technology that protects privacy and gives individuals control over personal information.<p>The data scientists writing the algorithms that drive giants like Alphabet Inc. (Google) and Facebook Inc. are today's technology wizards, and companies and governments increasingly use their creations …

Artificial Intelligence

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers | Inc.com

I used to write these 4,000-5,000 word blog posts on how to do different things when it comes to marketing and maybe I'd get 20 or 30 comments. Writing isn't one of these strong suits for me. I think the end product comes out pretty good, but it's an agonizing process.<p>At around the time I was doing …

Marketing

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Medical Technology

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

The U.S. tried to change other countries’ governments 72 times during the Cold War

The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia intervened covertly during the presidential election to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy. They based this assessment on the discovery that Russian security agencies had hacked the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National …

Russia

10 New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

There is no better use for spare time than turning it into spare money.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year we make the same resolutions, like losing weight or to quit smoking. What about making more money?<p>While there proven ways to make …

Food Trucks

Odd Lots: These Are the Mathematical Concepts Investors Should Know

Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics.<p>What's the …

Investing

How much you need to save every day to 'never have to worry about money' again

If you're hoping to reach millionaire status some day, there's one small move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Automatically save …

Personal Finance

'Islamic State' re-enters historic city of Palmyra

Nine months after losing the historic Syrian city, so-called "Islamic State" militants have re-entered Palmyra. This comes after an intense three-day …

How to Create Realistic Jedi Levitation Portraits

Photographer, weird lens expert, and friend of <i>PetaPixel</i> Mathieu Stern created this very simple and straightforward Photoshop tutorial for anybody out …

Tutorials

Maintain Your Lifestyle in Retirement

<b>Updated June 2017</b><p><b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Chelle Gonzo, Director of Business Strategy, Wells Fargo Private Bank<br>Guest: Evan Anderson, Wealth Planner, …

20 JavaScript tools to blow your mind

JavaScript started its life as a browser-based language used for adding interactivity to web pages, but it has evolved tremendously over the past few …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

End-of-year financial planning: A 9-point checklist

<b>1. Get a head start on organizing your financial records</b><p>This could involve downloading your online account statements and gathering all your personal …

6 Unsettling Mysteries of the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War saw the death of a half-million people between 1936 and 1939, but outside of Spain, it gets little space in history books …

Spanish Civil War