Miranda Byse

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What is a Web Framework, and Why Should You use one?

"Framework" is a word used a lot in relation to code. So, what even is a framework? When we talk about frameworks, those frameworks normally fall …

JavaScript

10 Unexpected Ways To Improve Your Automated Tests

<b>Should I use Selenium</b> or something else? <b>Should I make</b> a list of everything that needs to be automated? <b>Should I ask</b> for help?<p>Sounds familiar?<p><b>I know</b> …

Software Development

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 …

JavaScript

How to build powerful REST APIs blazingly fast with Node.js

Let’s face it, if you’re a web developer, you deal with APIs. Whether you write your own or use someone else’s, it’s just part of the job. REST APIs …

JavaScript

6 Git Aha Moments

When I switched jobs four years ago, I went from using subversion (svn) to using git as the version control system. Even though I am a pretty quick …

DevOps

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Fast ASP.NET Core development with Azure Cosmos DB and DocumentDB package

The Mvc Controls Toolkit Core is a free collection of tools for building professional level ASP.NET Core MVC web applications that encompasses all …

Tiny Montana Firm Gets $300 Million Contract To Help Restore Power In Puerto Rico

Last week, a small Montana company called Whitefish Energy Holdings announced that it had been given a $300 million contract by Puerto Rico's electricity authority to help restore the power grid on the island, where some 75 percent of customers remain without power.<p>The decision to award such a big …

Can Early Lessons in Spatial Skills Build Future Scientists and Mathematicians?

A pilot program, supported by a $1.4 million federal grant and led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Science of Learning Institute, aims to test …

3 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Boost Math Skills

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom providing motivation to assisting struggling students, games can help educators with tricky concepts.

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

Why It Doesn't Matter If Your Great Idea Is Already Taken

Your business needs two things; patience and a mission.<p>We, as a collective culture, love ideas. We obsess over trying to come up with them because we believe they are the magic bullet that can create overnight success.<p>TV shows like Shark Tank, The Profit and more allow us to live vicariously …

Royal Rumble

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the …

Gardening 101: Milkweed

Milkweed, <i>Asclepias</i>: <i></i>“Save the Monarchs”<p>I remember it vividly: I was riding along in the backseat of my family’s green Toyota one spring day when my …

The Simple Psychological Trick to Political Persuasion

Conservatives are more likely to support issues like immigration and Obamacare if the message is “morally reframed” to suit their values.<p>Ever since Donald Trump handed down his executive order temporarily halting all immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations for three months and barring …

Wells Fargo Complaints Vanish From Labor Department Website

Missing worker protection page appears to be latest Trump administration purge.<p>In the latest example of an apparent information purge by the Trump administration, bank employee complaints against Wells Fargo have vanished from the federal Department of Labor’s website.<p>The entire page established to …

Arctic Ice Reaches Fourth-Lowest Point on Record

Ice levels in the Arctic have declined to the fourth-lowest point on record, according to new research. The analysis comes in advance of an expected …

Seattle police officer fired over arrest of elderly black man with golf club

(Reuters) - A Seattle police officer was fired on Tuesday over her arrest of an elderly black man last year who refused to drop a golf club he was using as a cane to help him walk, the police department announced.<p>“Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was served today with a termination notice for sustained …

Golf

The Rise of Exceptionalism

"The rules apply to everybody, except when they don't." A cursory look at some headlines from last week reveals this to be the new American mantra, a burgeoning sense of individual "exceptionalism" that pulls at the very fabric of fair play. Nowhere is this more clearly articulated than in two …

Picture Yourself as a Stereotypical Male by Michelle Goffreda

<i>This blog post was originally published on MIT Admissions. It has been reposted here in its entirety with the permission of the author, Michelle</i> …

Humanity has consumed all of Earth's resources for 2015

Turn off everything, stop eating and stop building -- on August 13 humanity used up nature's biocapacity budget for the entire year. According to …

Climate Change

Navajo Nation Says It Will Sue EPA Over Toxic Spill

The Navajo Nation will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an accidental spill of contaminated wastewater, the nation’s president, …

Pollution

A TPACK-based Approach for An Effective Integration of Technology in Your Teaching

August 11, 2015<br>Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about …

Mine plug blows in Colorado, dumping 1M gallons of waste

DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a …

Toxic Algae Bloom Off West Coast Is Worse Than Expected

One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks …

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering …

Cell Division for Kids - Science Games and Videos

Grade: 6 - 12<p>Mitosis lesson for kids.<p>1:30<p>Grade: 6 - 12<p>Mitosis captured under camera in real-time!<p>0:20<p>Grade: 6 - 12<p>Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis for …

Replication

Time Assets and Debts: A Different Way of Thinking about Productivity

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency, like how to get more done each morning or workday. But certain strategic choices impact …