Michael Messina

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This amazing new web tool lets you create microsites that exist solely as URLs

Long live the open web<p>Former Google designer Nicholas Jitkoff, who’s now the vice president of design at Dropbox, has created a really nifty new web tool he’s calling itty bitty sites, or self-contained microsites that exist solely as URLs. You can create your own by following this URL: …

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What is JAM Stack

This post was based on a talk I gave at a local web development meetup in Jersey 🇯🇪 on May 4th, 2018. Enjoy!<p>JAM stands for <i>Javascript, API and …

Your Best Opportunity For Growing Business: The Customer Experience

According to PwC, 73% of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions, just behind price and product quality. Yet only 49% of U.S. consumers say companies provide a good customer experience today. PwC’s most recent Consumer Intelligence Series: …

Customer Experience

Introducing TensorFlow.js: Machine Learning in Javascript

<i>Posted by</i> <i>Josh Gordon</i> <i>and</i> <i>Sara Robinson</i><i>, Developer Advocates</i><p>We’re excited to introduce TensorFlow.js, an open-source library you can use to define, …

Machine Learning

Using React, Firebase, and Ant Design to Quickly Prototype Web Applications | Nicholas Rempel

Now that you have a React development environment, the next step is to integrate Firebase into your app. Firebase’s core product is a real-time …

Efficiently load JavaScript with defer and async

The position matters Async and Defer Performance comparison No defer or async, in the head No defer or async, in the body With async, in the head …

A Gentle and Practical Introduction to Progressive Web Apps - Part 3

In part three of this series, we cover one of the more complex aspects of the PWA - the Service Worker. This is key to making your web app act more …

Getting Started with Flutter

Since the time that the iOS and Android platforms exploded onto the scene a decade ago, <i>cross-platform development</i> has been a goal across the mobile …

This is why 5% of the global food supply never makes it to store shelves

Around a third of the world's food ends up in the garbage, and most gets thrown away long before it reaches your pantry. Losses during transit and storage are substantial, accounting for nearly 5% of the global food supply. Now, the Internet of Things promises to cut this waste by creating more …

Agriculture

Habits of Successful React components

One of the best features of React, and one of the reasons I think so many people love using it, is that it gives you the freedom to choose what …

21 Javascript Lessons for beginners

I compiled Javascript lessons.<br>There are 21 kinds of lessons in all.<br>Please take your desired lesson.<p>It’s going to be first lesson on JavaScript and in …

JavaScript

4 Things You Need To Do To Win In The New Era Of Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to building fundamental technologies<p>IBM, to a large degree, invented the information technology industry. For the first half of the 20th century, it dominated the market for tabulating machines. Then digital computing posed new challenges and, by the 1950s it had …

Innovation

Google’s Flutter app SDK for iOS and Android is now in beta

Flutter is Google’s open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It’s not necessarily a household name yet, but it’s also less than a year old and, to some degree, it’s going up against frameworks like Facebook’s popular React Native. Google’s framework, which is heavily …

Apps

Let's live code in Flutter (DartConf 2018)

Compilers

GOTO 2017 • Flutter: The Best Way to Build for Mobile? • Kasper Lund

Flutter Crash Course - Building a Complete App From Scratch

Introducing Flutter

react-lazyload-fadein

Lazyload your React component and nicely fade in when it's ready.<p>Try the demo<p>The problem<p>You have a slow component like a large image or complex …

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

React is the Treasure I Found Among The Goats

Like many devs, I imagine my first response to React was dismissal.<p>Turns out I was wrong on all counts, and began changing my mind after doing actual …

The Ideas Behind React Easy State

Front-end developers often refer to transparent reactivity — at the core of MobX, Vue or React Easy State — as magic, but there is nothing magical …

JavaScript

Object Oriented Programming in JavaScript

Object-Oriented Programming is a popular style of programming that has taken root in JavaScript since the beginning.It's so deeply rooted in …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

Introduction

IntroductionModern web applications often use a <b>bundling tool</b> to create a production "bundle" of files (scripts, stylesheets, etc.) that is optimized, …

CSS Basics

Welcome to <b>CSS Basics</b>. I’m going to help you build a beautiful profile for yourself, with your picture, past experiences, everything else you’d wanna …

8 World-Class Software Companies That Use Python

There are over 500 current programming languages, with more being written every day. Admittedly, the majority of these overlap and a large number …

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Picking a back

A little while ago I had the six-monthly itch to redo my portfolio site, and I decided I was going to learn to use Gatsby. But that seems to be only …

HarperDB: An underdog SQL / NoSQL database

HarperDB flies in the face of conventional wisdom in a number of ways. But does the world need another database?<p><i>Video: What's new in the graph</i> …

Microsoft readies Progressive Web Apps for Windows 10 and the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has today outlined its plans for introducing Progressive Web Apps (PWA) to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. In a blog post on the official …