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What is WebAssembly?

The Dawn of a New Era<p>The future of the web platform looks brighter than ever.<p>Yesterday, <b>Brendan Eich dropped a bomb</b> on the web development community: …

JavaScript

The Same User Interface Mistakes Over and Over

It has been 42 years since the not-very-wide release of the Xerox Alto and almost 32 since the mainstream Macintosh. You might expect we've moved …

Apps

Tabs or Spaces

Choosing an HTTP Status Code — Stop Making It Hard

What could be simpler than returning HTTP status codes? Did the page render? Great, return 200. Does the page not exist? That’s a 404. Do I want to …

Hacking
Tutorials

THE LAB: DECOY - A portrait session with a twist

EditorConfig

What is EditorConfig?<p>EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig …

What are the most polarizing programming languages?

Users on Stack Overflow Careers, our site for matching developers with jobs, can create customized profiles (“CVs”) to show to prospective employers. …

Programming

ledger, a powerful command-line accounting system

Welcome to ledger<p><b>Tweets (#ledgercli OR #plaintextaccounting):</b><p>Ledger is a powerful, double-entry accounting system that is accessed from the UNIX …

Ad Blockers Are Changing the Game for Web Developers Too

Unless you’ve been living under a digital rock for the last few months, you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzzing echo of the raging ad blocking debates. …

What PostgreSQL has over other open source SQL databases: Part II

PostgreSQL's tag line claims that it's "The world's most advanced open source database." In Part I of this series we looked at storing the data - the …

Databases

Essential tips for converting a desktop site, to mobile

Since mobile devices have now overtaken the desktop in popularity it’s necessary that designers design with mobile in mind. Mobile-first is popular …

Stop forcing your arbitrary password rules on me.

I recently read a blog post on forcing more complex passwords. I’m all for more security, but I don’t think these kinds of techniques are the best …