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Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

Project Management

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Ready for Prime Time: .NET Core 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0 Have Arrived

Many of us have been patiently waiting through the long and winding road that has been the inception of the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core platforms. …

GDPR compliant? Here's a handy five-step preparation checklist

Ensuring compliance with GDPR means all departments that collect and handle personal data must comply with GDPR. Here's how to ensure the marketing …

10 Firefox Dev Tools things that you might not know yet

I am a fan of the Browser Dev Tools, the secret power weapon 🚀 for all us Web Developers.<p>Without them, we’d look at a web page in despair, trying to …

SQL Injection 101: How to Fingerprint Databases & Perform General Reconnaissance for a More Successful Attack

Know thy enemy — wise words that can be applied to many different situations, including database hacking. It is essential to performing adequate …

This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the Acronym

AI integration can't happen overnight, and it won't happen at all unless you initiate the process.<p>7 min read<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz around artificial intelligence. So it might surprise you to learn that, according to a 2017 survey published by McKinsey Global …

How to easily run comprehensive tests on your website with Nikto2

If you need a penetration test for your websites, it doesn't get much easier than Nikto2. This how-to shows you how to install and use this handy …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Visual Studio 2017 roadmap: The new features you can expect

Microsoft has published a roadmap of features planned for Visual Studio 2017 in 2018.<b>[ The InfoWorld changelog: What’s new in Microsoft’s Visual</b> …

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have reported burns from this type of slime. Others are …

It's Time to Take GitHub Threats Seriously

There's a good chance your company has projects on the source code management system, but the casual way many developers use GitHub creates security …

How to Cook the Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

A baked chicken breast is the unsung hero of weeknight dinners. It's far simpler than cooking chicken breast on the stove—and it's guaranteed to …

How To: Automate Brute-Force Attacks for Nmap Scans

Using Hydra, Ncrack, and other brute-forcing tools to crack passwords for the first time can be frustrating and confusing. To ease into the process, …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

How To: Attack Web Applications with Burp Suite & SQL Injection

Web applications are becoming more and more popular, replacing traditional desktop programs at an accelerated rate. With all these new apps out on …

Optimizing an ASP.NET Core site with Chrome's Lighthouse Auditor

I'm continuing to update my podcast site. I've upgraded it from ASP.NET "Web Pages" (10 year old code written in WebMatrix) to ASP.NET Core 2.1 …

Web Development

If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

What I love about this question is that it doesn’t separate happiness from success.<p>As you alluded to in your question, you cannot have success …

TNWiki Article Spotlight – Getting Started With ASP.NET Core 2.0 Identity And Role Management

Welcome to another Tuesday <b>TNWiki Article Spotlight</b><b>.</b><p>ASP.NET Core 2.0 continues to evolve eight months after <b>its official release</b>. When Microsoft …

Format your code with Prettier

• Introduction to Prettier<br>• Less options<br>• Difference with ESLint<br>• Installation<br>• Prettier for beginners<br>Introduction to PrettierPrettier is an opinionated code …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

All about Promises and async / await

Recently I revisited Wes Bos his ES6 for everyone course and made some notes on the Promise and async / await modules. These notes got a little out …

JavaScript

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

Introduction to WebAssembly: Why Should We Care?

There is a new weapon in thegreat war against JavaScriptthe struggle to allow developers to choose their favorite style of programming while …

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Happiness

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Self-improvement

​Microsoft's new open source tool can scan your website for security and performance headaches

Microsoft's Sonar checks accessibility, interoperability, performance, Progressive Web Apps, and security.<p>Microsoft's Edge browser team has released …