David Ward

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Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Books

Cookie AutoDelete is my new favorite Chrome extension

A few days ago, I discovered the best Chromebook extension ever made. It crushes cookies using some simple rules and now I don't have to dig in and …

Dessert

An introduction to Python bytecode

If you've ever written, or even just used, Python, you're probably used to seeing Python source code files; they have names ending in .py. And you …

Python Programming

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Scrum And DevOps

Hello great people of the world. Welcome back to Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) blog series with yours truly. This time we’re going talk about …

Project Management

How to impress someone when you only have a minute of their time

You're standing in a hotel lobby, scrolling through Twitter on your phone, when you recognize the person standing next to you as the owner of some of the hottest restaurants in town. Coincidentally, you have a background in the food and beverage industry and would love nothing more than to be part …

Employment

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Single Page Apps with Vue.js and Flask: AJAX Integration

AJAX Integration with REST API<p>Thanks for joining me for the fifth post on using Vue.js and Flask for full-stack web development. This post will be …

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

How To Enable Maintenance Mode In WordPress Like An Expert

Shares 0<p>You should enable the WordPress maintenance mode while doing any bulk changes to your site. Learn how you can use Under Construction Page …

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of …

Personal Finance

Here’s what Spotify shares will be worth when they start trading

Spotify has finally filed to go public. But unlike most tech offerings, Spotify won’t be raising any money by issuing new shares. Instead they’ll just allow existing shares owned by investors and employees to be traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange.<p>No IPO means there are no investment …

Why Python devs should use Pipenv

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Python Programming

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Leadership

Setting up a Python Development Environment in Atom

Of course there are a lot of great text editors out there. Sublime Text, Brackets, Atom. I’ve always personally been a fan of Atom because it is …

Dissecting Kubernetes Deployments

<i>This post originally appeared on Heroku's Engineering Blog</i><p>Kubernetes is a container orchestration system that originated at Google, and is now being …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Software Architecture For Developers with Neal Ford - Episode 149

Summary<p>Whether it is intentional or accidental, every piece of software has an existing architecture. In this episode Neal Ford discusses the role of …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Tech Trends

Warren Buffett's Playbook for a Stock Market Correction

Worried about the stock market's volatile drop? The Oracle of Omaha's wisdom can guide you through it.<p>The stock market officially dipped into a …

Investing

Want to Know If Someone's Actually Qualified for the Job? Ask this 1 Question

Why asking about an applicant's work tools can reveal their job aptitude.<p>Back when I was a kid working on constructions sites in Boston with my Nonno (that's grandfather in Italian, by the way), he taught me the most important interview question you could ask an applicant. Nonno was an architect …

Bottles on a budget: best wine under $10

After the celebrations of the holiday season, many people prefer to keep things low key in January.<p>That means spending less money and staying close …

Western Cape

8 Secrets Only Real Estate Agents Know

Tips they might not have always been able (or willing) to share with their clients.<p>Staging Changes From Season to Season<p>The concept of staging was …

Smart-Home Devices That Stop Leaks and Water Damage

With the average cost of repairing water damage sitting at $2,566, according to HomeAdvisor, there’s no better time than now to prevent frozen pipes …

Home Automation

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

<i>High Output Management:</i> Dickerson declares himself to be a "huge fan of this book, wish I had read it long before I did."<p><i>The Essential Drucker:</i> He's equally enthusiastic about this one, saying "absolutely love Drucker -- much of what he wrote 50 years ago is more relevant than anything you read …

Self-improvement

28 Amazing Open Source JavaScript Projects for the Past Year (v.2018)

<b>For the past year</b>, we’ve compared nearly 6,900 JavaScript open source projects to pick Top 28 (0.4% chance).<p>This is an extremely competitive list and …

How To: How Hackers Use Hidden Data on Airline Boarding Passes to Hack Flights

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the …

What’s The Difference Between a Developer and an Engineer?

In the industry, the terms ‘software developer’ and ‘software engineer’ are used interchangeably.<p>If you go for a role that is advertised as a …