Christine Tran

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Certifications I'm considering, as an experienced software engineer

In building more and more open source projects spanning the full project lifecycle, I am appreciating the importance of structured business …

Coding Best Practices Part 1 (Naming Conventions & Class Designing Principles)

In my last article IMPORTANCE OF WRITING CLEAN CODE, you realized the importance of creating a beautiful piece of code. You learned some techniques …

Sure, we have imperative and functional. But what about cartesian programming?

Recently, I've released a small tool to write configurations (repo). The README is pragmatic, just a worked example, and doesn't claim anything …

Resource: Get Free Training on Microsoft Cloud Technologies

Microsoft has an extensive hands-on lab that is a combination of virtual classes and self-paced labs that can help you learn all about their …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

Raspberry Pi Record Player (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that enjoy the sound of vinyl and are looking for a new project to keep them busy over the weekend, are sure to enjoy …

Raspberry Pi

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

More Hilarious Inventions from Steven M. Johnson

This man should design our entire world<p>Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he'd just released a book of his …

Debriefing Your Bike After a Ride

Motorcycles have become so reliable it’s easy to take them for granted. Back when I started riding, we were cautioned to carefully examine the clutch …

Home Improvement

MongoDB "ransomware" exists because people are bad at security

Over the course of a turbulent week, several hackers were able to break into over 10,500 systems running the MongoDB database software.<p>Once inside, the attackers would wipe the database and leave a ransom note, essentially demanding payment to restore it to its previous state. This is typically …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

8 Books Security Pros Should Read

Hunting for a good resource on the security industry? Check out these classics from the experts to learn more about hacking, defense, cryptography …

Google WiFi mesh networking crushes the competition in new test

By on November 23, 2016 at 9:10 am<p>While Apple is getting out of the router business, Google is doubling down. Or maybe tripling down, if you really …

This Silent Film Shows How Motorcycles Were Built Before the Assembly Line

They sure don't build 'em like they used to.<p>These days, car factories are incredibly automated. Even an exotic like the Alfa Romeo 4C is built in a sterile environment that looks more like an operating room from the future than the assembly lines we like to imagine. And while American manufacturing …

Matt Damon And Liam Neeson Reportedly Making A Movie To Get You Fired Up About Motorcycles [Update: No?]

Rumor has it Hollywood superstars Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are about to start shooting a movie based around the infamous annual Isle Of Man …

3 Best Command Line Tool for Network Bandwidth Monitoring

<b>A quick look at three best tools for network bandwidth monitoring in Ubuntu, Linux.</b><p>These tools need the network interface name as argument in the …

ISIS leaders may flee Mosul as their ranks are decimated

<b>Qayyarah Airfield, Iraq (CNN) —</b> US military officials expect that senior leaders of ISIS may try to flee Mosul, the capital of ISIS' self-styled caliphate in Iraq, as their control of the city comes under attack from Iraqi forces, backed by the US.<p>ISIS leaders will likely take women and children as …

Programming books you might want to consider reading

There are a lot of “12 CS books every programmer must read” lists floating around out there. That’s nonsense. The field is too broad for almost any …

Writing

Five More Technologies Every IT Employee Should Know About

After my last blog post was published, Five Technologies that Every IT Employee Should Know About, one reader commented, “There has got to be more than five.” Yes, there are at least five additional compelling technology topics to know. Here are my choices to complete a “Top 10” …

Scientists one step closer to the future of the internet by teleporting light across 6km

Physicists have set a new world record in distance of transferring a quantum state by teleportation over 6km.<p>Canadian scientists have set a new world …

Scalability Layer Hits the Internet Stack

<b>Martin Sústrik</b><p><i>This talk was delivered at Linux Kongress, September 23rd, 2010.</i><p>Abstract<p>This article argues that aside of TCP/IP (interlinked network …

FBI Official Explains What To Do In A Ransomware Attack

Feds say even basic information can advance the agency's investigation.<p>Businesses or consumers hit by ransomware should refuse to pay the ransom and …

Engineering firm uses cloud storage to speed file loads, and then unplugs its MPLS net

<i>Woodard & Curran is a $200 million integrated engineering, science, and operations company based in Portland, Maine, but has offices scattered across</i> …

The difference between design and product management

Yesterday I was asked how a designer differs from a product manager. I found the answer surprisingly hard to give. Everyone designs, but not everyone …

DNS Tunneling: Getting The Data Out Over Other Peoples’ WiFi

[KC Budd] wanted to make a car-tracking GPS unit, and he wanted it to be able to phone home. Adding in a GSM phone with a data plan would be too easy …

Wi-Fi

What You Need To Understand About IP Address 192.168.0.1?

The particular IP 192.168.0.1 is the default IP address suitable for a number of broadband wireless routers, specifically for different models of …

Wi-Fi

Google will show live orchestra, opera, and theater performances in 360 degrees

Now you can watch your next opera from the comfort of your couch. The Google Cultural Institute today announced that it is partnering with 60 global performing arts institutes to bring live, 360-degree performances to desktop and mobile users worldwide. Partners include the Metropolitan Opera in …

Japan's hidden caste of untouchables

<b>Japan has a reputation of being a homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners, linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions are largely absent. But, as Mike Sunda discovered, there is one, often hidden, exception: Japan's untouchables.</b><p>In the corner of a …

An Heirloom-Grade Keyboard for Serious Typists This Keyboard features a body...

An Heirloom-Grade Keyboard for Serious Typists This Keyboard features a body and palm rest made of machined solid maple. Refer to: …

Safety: Top 10 Tips for Riding a Motorcycle

Here are the Top 10 tips for riding a motorcycle, compiled from leading experts around the world. 1. Maintain Your Baby - Routine maintenance and …