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Accepting payments is getting harder

PCI compliance is not really something often talked about in startup circles, but PCI is changing, and it’s getting a lot harder to comply.<p>In January …

Sprint.js

Sprint is a high-performance, 5KB (gzipped) DOM library for modern browsers. Sprint notably shines on bandwidth and resource constrained devices such …

Carbon Capture

Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?<p>Last September, as someone who cares more about birds than the next man, I was following the story of the new stadium that the Twin Cities are building for their football Vikings. The stadium’s glass walls were expected to kill …

Becoming An Engineering Manager

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Noah Brier is the co-founder of Percolate, a New York-based marketing technology start-up, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Social Media.</i><p>Over the last few years I’ve gotten the pleasure to work with a large number of really talented engineers — some …

Top 10 Mistakes Node.js Developers Make

<b>5</b> xThe chemical wedding of RethinkDB and Node.js Alisson Cavalcante Agiani<p><b>14</b> xLocation Based Content With a MEAN Stack and Contentful Rich Cooper<p><b>12</b> …

JavaScript

Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

If you don’t know the parable of the stone soup, it’s worth a read — because it’s a great illustration of the trajectory of messaging app Yo. Yo was an app so simple we dubbed it absurdly, ridiculously so. The app let the user send a single word — the eponymous “yo” — to another user. And they …

Gershom Bazerman on Dynamic, Interactive Web Applications that Scale Forever and Upgrade Seamlessly

Fireworks filmed with a drone

Drones

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Tradeshift Takes Over All The Invoicing For The UK’s Health Service

E-invoicing platform Tradeshift has landed a partnership with a company that processes transactions for the UK’s NHS, one of the biggest public-sector bodies in the world. The NHS Shared Business Services will be using the Tradeshift platform instead of processing 30,000 paper invoices daily. …

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AngularJS: Factory vs Service vs Provider

When you first get started with Angular, you’ll naturally find yourself flooding your controllers and scopes with unnecessary logic. It’s important …

iOS App OptimizeMe Encourages You To Make The Most Of Your Day

I have so many pastimes that I like to say that my hobby is hobbies. I knit, scrapbook, build miniature dioramas, go on long walks, and take many cat photos that I then spend hours editing in VSCO. Unfortunately, I often let my craft supplies sit idle for weeks while I spend hours surfing the web …

Web Crawling: Why is Service a Better Option than Software?

<b>Data Discovery Holds the Future</b><p>An overwhelming proportion of data that businesses use for the purpose of developing business insights in decision …

Big Data

Become a better programmer with programming challenges

When I went to university me and some friends spent time on practising algorithm implementations for the national programming contests that were held …

Garbage Collection Optimization for High-Throughput and Low-Latency Java Applications | LinkedIn Engineering

High-performance applications form the backbone of the modern web. At LinkedIn, a number of internal high-throughput services cater to thousands of …

Don’t Fuck Up the Culture

On Monday, October 21, 2013, I sent this letter to our entire team at Airbnb. I have decided to publish this in the event it is helpful to …

Comparision of different concurrency models: Actors, CSP, Disruptor and Threads

In order to make use of modern multi core/socket hardware, Java offers threads and locks for concurrent programming. It is well known this model …

A Tour of Scala - an interactive scala tutorial - Scalculator

Let’s start with some basic arithmetic operations.<p>Just like most languages, simple arithmetic operations are part of the language.<p>Play with the …

Scala

Write Code Every Day

Last fall, work on my coding side projects came to a head: I wasn’t making adequate progress and I couldn’t find a way to get more done without …

Hobbies

Superhero.js

Creating, testing and maintaining a large JavaScript code base is not easy — especially since great resources on how to do this are hard to find. …

Why Node.js is becoming the go-to technology in the Enterprise

<b>Over the last 18 months the use of Node.js has grown at an exponential rate.</b><p>It has moved from innovators such as Voxer and Yammer to a group of early …

JavaScript

Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses

Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware and bots by way of a firewall (or ‘botwall’ in its words) that shifts its shape depending on what is trying to scale it — has picked up another $40 million in …

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Opens An Office In New York City

Homejoy offers its home cleaning services in more than 30 North American markets, but it managed to expand without opening any offices outside of its San Francisco headquarters — until January, when it opened an office in New York City’s financial district.<p>It’s been almost exactly a year since …

William Newton

I design and build experiences that people love.<p>I'm currently designing payroll & HR software that people love at Gusto.<p>Previously I worked with a …

San Francisco

Gargl - Create an API for any website, in any coding language

<b>Warning:</b> <br>Integrating into a website / service without permission is a legally grey area. If a site does not have a documented API, its owners may be …

Engineering

Your Startup is Overthinking Design

Disclaimer: The advice in this article is specific to *visual* design. It assumes that you or one of your developers has experience designing the …

Style Guides

The French way of cancer treatment

Anya Schiffrin<p>« Previous Post<p>Why we put up with the Davos whirlwind<p>9 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse …