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10 Web Scraping Tools to Extract Online Data

Web Scraping tools are specifically developed for extracting information from websites. They are also known as web harvesting tools or web data …

AT&T is Launching An Internet TV Service

AT&T is hopping into the streaming television wars.<p>The phone company, which merged with satellite TV provider DirecTV last year, is planning to offer …

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Create your own VPN server

<b>The use of VPNs is actually quite common around the world for a number of different reasons.</b> Companies do it to enable their employees to dial into …

Linux

50,000 new users in day; How we built a product from scratch to handle scale.

The 18th of September, 2013, started off like any other day. Soundwave was now live for two months. Technically we had a flawless launch. Of course …

These Adorable Illustrations Remind Us That Love Is In The Little Things

Romance is all around.<p>Artist Philippa Rice has drawn comics and illustrations based on her life with boyfriend Luke Pearson since 2011.<p>Rather than illustrating grand romantic gestures, the Bristol, UK-based artist focuses in on the small but sweet moments couples share -- like falling asleep on the …

Cute

Why Java? Tales from a Python Convert

Whenever I tell people I’ve been working with Java I get the same reaction:<p>“Yuck! Java? Why Java?”<p>And, admittedly, I had the same reaction — at …

15 Delicious Pastas With No Meat

Meatless Monday just got a whole lot tastier.

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

Why You Should User Test Your Prototype Before Coding Anything

A friend of mine is in the process of re-designing his web app right now and he asked me this question:<b>Question:</b> <i>Would you suggest I user test the</i> …

Prototypes

Amazon Top 20 Books in Data Mining

The recent explosion of interest in data science, data mining, and related disciplines has been mirrored by an explosion in book titles on these same …

Data Science

AWS Engineer Bootcamp Bundle + Stuk.io Ruby on Rails deals

Don’t Miss out on these Deals!<p><b>Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle for just $29</b><p>If you need to deploy any kind of application, especially one that needs room to grow, Amazon is a great place to host it. These four courses show you how to configure the perfect AWS setup.<p>The tuition starts …

Autoscaling your website with Amazon Web Services – Part 1

You’re being featured on national TV and must be certain that your web site will handle a sudden surge in traffic. You’ve heard about instant …

An EC2 Spot Architecture for Web Applications | Amazon Web Services

<b>Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer</b><p>This blog post describes a reference architecture that utilizes Spot Instances and is meant to help …

Cloud Computing