Javier Benek

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Browse Popular Color Palettes to Snazz Up Presentations

Colors are important to make your presentations look good, but not everyone has a good sense of which one will complement another. Zach Holman …

Most Popular Programming Language for First-Time Learners: Python

If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to …

London's first pay-per-minute cafe: will the idea catch on?

Ziferblat is London's first pay-per-minute cafe, based on a Russian chain where 'everything is free, except the time you spend there'<p>Ever felt you've overstayed your welcome in a cafe, by reading, working or surfing the web while hugging the latte you bought two hours ago? Pay-per-minute cafes …

How Can I Quickly Learn Terminal Commands?

<i>A mouse click will only get you so far in Ubuntu. Learning terminal commands is an important step for anyone who's serious about using "the other</i> …

Linux

MariaDB: An Open Source Alternative and Replacement of Oracle's MySQL

<b>MariaDB: An Open Source Alternative and Replacement of Oracle's MySQL</b><p>MySQL was the best open source database in the market before Sun Microsystems …

Desktop Nap Pillow Is Perfect for Catching ZZZs on the Job

<b>Product Name:</b> Ostrich Pillow<b><br>Price:</b> $99<b><br>Who would like this?:</b> Power nappers, sleep lovers, workaholics, insomniacs ... better question: <i>Who wouldn't</i> …

As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work

One aspect of Edward Snowden's revelations in the Guardian about the NSA's surveillance activities has received less attention than it should. The algorithms that extract highly specific information from an otherwise impenetrable amount of data have been conceived and built by flesh and blood, …

Deep Stack Traces Can be a Sign for Good Code Quality

The term “leaky abstractions” has been around for a while. Coining it is most often attributed to Joel Spolsky, who wrote this often-cited article …

Another day, another Java menace: Ceylon has landed

<i>This week’s Devoxx conference in Antwerp saw the launch of two box fresh languages: Google’s Dart SDK 1.0, and Red Hat’s Ceylon 1.0. From the start,</i> …

Xcode Cheat Sheet

Knowing your tools inside out is paramount - because you spend countless hours with them. If Xcode is one of the tools you use, we have something for …

Mockito Verify Cookbook

<b>Monitor and troubleshoot Java applications and services with Datadog:</b><p><b>>> Try it free!</b><p><b>1. Overview</b><p>This cookbook illustrates <b>how to use Mockito verify</b> in …

Using Spring Data Neo4j to Build Recommendation Systems

Today we would like to introduce you to Spring Data Neo4j. To this end we implemented a little showcase application. The context of the showcase is a …

Doubly-Linked Lists

This web site uses cookies. By using the site you accept the cookie policy.This message is for compliance with the UK ICO law.<p>A linked list holds a …

Frameworkless JS - an example

I was at a client last week helping with some RavenDB stuff and helping out with some of their JS while I was at it.<p>What I am going to do is walk …

Blog

Check out some vintage Facebook source code

I always enjoy watching <i>Antiques Roadshow</i> on PBS, where people across the country present appraisers with old stuff they bought, inherited or found …

What do Scrum teams do during the Release Sprint?

• What does the system test or integration team do during development sprints?<br>• What do Scrum delivery teams do during the release sprint or hardening …

Modern Garbage Collection in Theory and Practice

Last week I delivered a very interesting session on modern garbage collection. Usually, I only get the opportunity to talk about GC in very specific …

How to JIT: An introduction

When I wrote the introductory article for libjit, I aimed it at programmers who know what JITs are, at least to some extent. I did mention what a JIT …

Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers – October 2013

The month of October has ended and we at the TheDesignBlitz are here once again with the monthly list of useful tools and apps that are handy and …

Useful Tools for Testing Your Code Snippets

If you are a developer and you seeking for some useful online tools for quickly testing your code snippets then you are at right place, I have …

Why don't you contribute (more) to open source projects?

We are interested in understanding the problems people face when trying to contribute to open source projects (where “contribute” is used in the …

Software Testing Presentation

Here’s a presentation i made after i was asked to give in a Software Engineering class, hope you like it 🙂<p>Software Testing Presentation

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …