Abou Kone

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Should we use React Native?

Should I use React Native in my project?<p>Here’s a quick guide that might help you and your team make a decision about whether React Native is a good …

JavaScript

My commit message workflow

<i>This article was originally published on http://shreyasminocha.me/blog</i><p>I totally obssess over commit messages. I often spend minutes staring into …

DevOps

The Art of Humanizing Pull Requests (PR’s)

It is a request for changing code in a repository. Once you make changes you need in your code, you submit a PR. Once submitted, interested parties …

Software Development

5 common practices that you can stop doing in React

Imagine you have a tree that looks like this:<p>Imagine that the application receives new data and the following nodes need to be updated:<p>React usually …

The Afro-Pessimist Temptation

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy<p>by Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>One World, 367 pp., $28.00<p>Not long ago in the locker room of my Harlem gym, I was …

Learn React by building a web app

This course is for anyone, who is new to React or wants to strengthen their React skills, by building a real world React application.<p>We'll start by …

US Cabinet Members, America’s Least Christian White People, Have a Regular Bible-Study Group

I grew up in a Christian household. Both of my parents were raised Baptist, and they raised me as one, but I wouldn’t quite say that we were …

Nollywood, Sony Pictures join forces for TV series on all-female African army

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A first time collaboration between an American TV production studio and Nollywood has been announced.<p>Sony Pictures Television will co-develop three TV projects -- including a series on a 19th-century all-female African force -- with Nigerian network EbonyLife, one of the …

Sony Pictures

African Americans and Pathological Stereotypes

What are pathological stereotypes?<p>Pathological stereotypes are ideas about groups of people that exist to explain and justify inequalities. Social …

In this tutorial we will lean how to create both, a backend to upload files to, as well as a file upload component in angular. To do this we will be using express and the angular material ui-components.

Creating file-upload components can be quite hard.<p>Not only because you need to deal with files in JavaScript. Also, because you need an API to test …

JavaScript

Automated front-end development using deep learning

Creating intuitive and engaging experiences for users is a critical goal for companies of <i>all</i> sizes, and it’s a process driven by quick cycles of …

Deep Learning

Africa's top airports revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Which airports in Africa have the best security, check-ins and restaurants to make your travel totally stress free and chill?<p>The Airports Council International (ACI), a global trade representative of the world's airports, has revealed all.<p>The winner for the best airport in 2017 with over …

Ugo Udezue gave up job as an NBA agent to form the African basketball league

He moved back to his native Nigeria in hopes of starting a pipeline to the NBA<p>Ugo Udezue was living the American basketball dream. The Lagos, …

In Texas Primary, Early Signs Of A 2018 Democratic Surge

<b>Updated on March 5 at 7:13 p.m. ET</b><p>The 2018 primary elections kick off this week, and Democrats are already seeing reasons to be excited deep in the red, beating heart of Texas.<p>The Lone Star State holds the nation's first primary on Tuesday, and in the 11 days of early voting Democrats reached …

Advanced caching with RxJS

When building web applications, performance should always be a top priority. There are many things we can do to speed up our Angular applications …

JavaScript

The luxury labels coming out of Africa

<b>Luxury labels from the African continent are expanding rapidly and some hope they will become the next generation of global household names.</b><p>The global luxury goods industry is worth more than $1.5tr (£1tr), according to research by global business consulting firm, Bain & Company. This market is …

African fans are embracing Black Panther’s Afrofuturistic fantasy of Africa

Ryan Coogler’s <i>Black Panther</i> embraced Africa in set, costume, language and post-colonial narrative. Now African audiences are rewarding these efforts by contributing to the global hype and box-office sales.<p>For the first time a black superhero, surrounded by a cast of black warriors, will save his …

Black Panther

Neural networks with React Native, AWS & React and debugging React applications

Neural networks and machine learning in general is a really hot topic these days in the tech world. One of the articles in this week's newsletter …

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in Africa

African countries notched a 12%-growth in active social media users to 191 million last year, according to a report by global digital agencies, We Are Social and Hootsuite. Of those, mobile users accounted for 172 million, most of whom used only two Facebook-owned platforms: WhatsApp and …

Social Media

Senegal’s Rappers Continue to ‘Cry from the Heart’ for a More Just Society

American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is recognised as a seminal moment in …

44 Photos Of African Kingdoms Just Before European Colonialists Stormed In — And Just After

Rarely-seen photos of African kingdoms taken just before and after European colonialists launched a wave of terror that would change the continent …

Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary

It’s been impossible to ignore all of the hype surrounding JavaScript frameworks lately, but they might not be the right fit for your projects. …

Senegal:Senegal's Rappers Continue to 'Cry From the Heart' for a More Just Society

[The Conversation Africa] American musicians were once integral to political activism. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is …

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, …

Beloved Virginia farm takes heat for standing up against white supremacy

Years ago, I used to party with some folks from Centerville, Virgina's Cox Farms, a well-known and well-loved family farm, produce market, and host …

'Can you dig it?' Africa reality show draws youth to farming

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure.Born …

This startup wants to introduce Africa’s new contemporary artists to the world’s collectors

The hyper-realistic pencil and ink drawings by young, unknown Nigerian and Ghanaian artists often go viral on social media. Yet, few know how to acquire their work.<p>The founders of an innovative new art gallery want to give talented young artists a platform to sell their work, while introducing a …

Streetwear

Trump's core supporters won't reject him. It would mean rejecting their own values.

Political experience and logic tell us that, at some point, Donald Trump's supporters should become overwhelmed by the mounting evidence of his failures and broken promises — as Steve Bannon reportedly was over the inclusion of a path to citizenship for DREAMers in the State of the Union — and …

Has Anyone Seen the President?

Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.<p>Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps