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What to Know About Money in Your Late 30s and 40s

Your 20s are behind you and now you’ve got a spouse, kids and maybe even a home to show for it. Ideally, you’ve saved a bit for retirement, you have …

Personal Finance

WebAssembly: How and why

Why the web so attractive<p>The beauty of the web is that it’s like ✨magic ✨— it works anywhere. There is <b>no download, no installation, and no security</b> …

JavaScript

How much JavaScript do you need to know to use Node?

As a beginner it’s hard to get to a point where you are confident enough in your programming abilities.While learning to code, you might also be …

JavaScript

Scroll Bouncing On Your Websites

Scroll Bouncing On Your WebsitesScroll Bouncing On Your WebsitesWilliam Lim 2018-08-15T14:00:49+02:00 2018-08-15T12:09:05+00:00Scroll bouncing (also …

Web Development

The big picture • JavaScript for impatient programmers (beta)

(Ad, please don’t block.)<p>4. The big picture<p>In this chapter, I’d like to paint the big picture: What are you learning in this book and how does it fit …

JavaScript

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

A Guide To Writing Awesome Unit Tests For The First Time

This is a tutorial meant to get you started with testing, in particular, unit testing. In this tutorial, we will learn how to set up unit tests for a …

Software Engineering

Rethinking JavaScript: The complete elimination and eradication of JavaScript's this.

If this is so difficult to reason about, why don't we just stop using it? Seriously. <b>Why. don't. we. just. stop. using. it.</b>?<p>If you have read How I …

JavaScript

Want to learn how to code? Start with these popular books, free

Programming has been a job and avocation for decades, but its popularity appears to have surged in the last few years; a recent survey of users on …

Programming

Joël Robuchon's best mashed potatoes in the world – recipe

It was the recipe that made Joël Robuchon, the Michelin-starred “chef of the century” who has died aged 73, famous and everyone else fat. There are several versions, with the restaurant’s famously consisting of a 2:1 potato to butter ratio. However, the British chef Tom Aikens – who worked for …

mashed potatoes

A quick guide to squashing Git commits

Let's get one thing out of the way first: rewriting Git history just for the sake of having a pretty tree, especially with public repositories, is …

DevOps

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

A Practical Guide to Regular Expressions (RegEx) In JavaScript

When you first encounter Regular Expressions, they may seem like a random string of gibberish. While they might look awkward (with a somewhat …

Python Programming

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Project Management

Understanding promises in Javascript

I have kind of had a love and hate relationship with Javascript. But nevertheless javascript was always intriguing. I didn’t spend enough time on …

Useful git commands for everyday use!

Do you know that questions about git get the most views on StackOverflow? I’ve searched a lot on Google how to execute certain actions with git, and …

DevOps

Potato and Poblano Corn Chowder

Recipe<p>Servings: 4<p>While you could make this spicy take on corn chowder with frozen corn, it’s best with fresh.<p>Preparation<p>Melt the butter in a large …

Recipes

React is just JavaScript

Many people starting out get overwhelmed by all the things happening in the React ecosystem. There’s this idea that what happens in React is magic …

This Is When You Should Eat Your Lightest And Heaviest Meals Of The Day

Timing matters.<p>When it comes to eating healthily, in the right amounts and maintaining your body shape, we’ve heard so many different rules, it’s a little exhausting. Some people say you can eat whatever you want as long as you hit around 1,200 calories a day, others say throw out calorie counting, …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Productivity

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Teach Your Kid Machine Learning With These Free Lessons

You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital …

Async programming basics every JS developer should know in 2018 - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

This article is aimed at people starting out with asynchronous coding in javascript so we would keep things simple by avoiding big words, arrow …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

SVG Animation Made Easy With Hot New Tool SVGator

The best format for images on the web in 2018 is SVG. Not only is SVG resolution-independent—meaning that SVG graphics stay crisp at any size, on any …

This is the Best Cheese for Mac and Cheese

The time has come to graduate from Cheddar. Don’t get us wrong, Cheddar’s rich mouthfeel and sharp and mild varieties make it a wonderful cheese to …

Cooking

You don't know Bash: An introduction to Bash arrays

Although software engineers regularly use the command line for many aspects of development, arrays are likely one of the more obscure features of the …

Which Vitamins Should I Take? A New Study Says There’s One That’s More Important Than The Rest

If you've ever found yourself in the health and wellness aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering in total confusion which vitamins you should take …

Research

Top 5 Practices to Boost React Performance

React has been around for three years, and it has grown to be one of the most popular libraries for building front-end views. The JavaScript …