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Why Everyone is Talking About Isomorphic / Universal JavaScript and Why it Matters

Originally applied to mathematics, the term “isomorphic” was first popularized in relation to Javascript development by Spike Brehm of Airbnb. Since …

Light and Darkness in UI Design. Matter of Choice.

In one of our previous articles we have already mentioned that the issue of color is one of the major in design of user interfaces. It can greatly …

50+ fresh resources for designers, March 2016

How’s it going, compadres? This month’s roundup hand-picked from all across the web includes icons, design assets, illustrations, vector artwork, UI …

NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

The project was a bit of a dream come true for Don Clark, who started Invisible Creature with his brother Ryan Clark in 2006. "We, of course, were ecstatic, just because our grandfather was an illustrator at NASA for 30 years, and so this is kind of our first NASA project," Clark tells <i>The …

Apple says iPhone 'Error 53' is to protect customers' security

Security measure is necessary to prevent use of fraudulent parts, says company, after thousands of users affected<p>Apple has hit back at criticism of its controversial “Error 53” message on iPhones, claiming it is part of measures to protect customers’ security.<p>On Friday, the Guardian revealed how …

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What's Next In Computer Science

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Pedro Domingos, Professor at the University of Washington and author of The Master Algorithm, on Quora.</b><p>Q: What do you think of the machine …

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

The 10 best new web design tools in January

In need of a little web design inspiration? Or maybe you need help with how to start a blog? As the complexity of building a website continues to …

Animated icon set brings design to life

No-one can resist a good animated GIF. Yes, they're thoroughly outdated and no-one can agree how to pronounce their name (seriously though, only …

12 advanced Git commands I wish my co-workers would know

© xkcd<p>Once you have internalized the basic work flow, Git is a powerful tool for distributed version control that offers a lot of advantages over …

Creating a tree view using React.js

Creating a tree view using React.js<p>5:30 PM Ricardo Memoria 15 Comments<p>This article is a tutorial about how to create an extendable tree view …

Make Your Facebook Profile More Private in 6 Easy Steps

Managing Facebook’s labyrinthine privacy settings is an ongoing challenge, not least because the options available to users are constantly changing. …

Basic Concepts in Machine Learning

What are the basic concepts in machine learning?I found that the best way to discover and get a handle on the basic concepts in machine learning is …

The Return of the Middle American Radical

Add to Briefcase<p>John B. Judis<p>Oct. 2, 2015, 5 a.m.<p>In 1976, Don­ald War­ren—a so­ci­olo­gist from Oak­land Uni­versity in Michigan who would die two …

Javascript Fatigue

A few days ago, I met up with a friend & peer over coffee.<p>Saul: “How’s it going?”<br>Me: “Fatigued.”<br>Saul: “Family?”<br>Me: “No, Javascript.”<p>More accurately, …

The Great Republican Revolt

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?<p>The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy …

Try Apple's Swift language in IBM's online sandbox

Apple recently announced that it has open sourced its Swift programming language that lets developers code software for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS. You can now try it for yourself without installing anything, thanks to IBM.<p>The company has launched a Web-based Swift sandbox where you can write code …

Cycling obsessions: The man with 17 Bianchi bikes

We all like admiring beautiful bikes, almost as much as we like riding them. The fabled N+1 dilemma has led to many cyclists acquiring quite a stable …

Aurel Schmidt Sketches Out the Madness of Capitalism

The artist's new show at Half Gallery serves political commentary on a plate of humor.<p>A sexy Santa sits as a Shiva atop a pink flamingo in the latest collection of drawings titled <i>Blast Furnace of Civilization</i> from Aurel Schmidt currently on display at Half Gallery in New York City. The pencil …

React Tutorial Pt 3: Architecting React.js Apps with Flux.

Table of Contents:<p>Pt IV: Add Routing to your React App with React Router. (Coming Soon)**<p>Pt V: Add Data Persistence to your React App with Firebase. …

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React JS and Flux in Rails, a complete example

I recently wrote about real-world results with React JS. Here is a concrete example of adding React to a Rails app, start to finish.<p>React JS is a …

Container Components

One React pattern that’s had the impact on my code is the <i>container component</i> pattern.<p>In Jason Bonta talk High Performance Components, there’s this …

Why executives are fleeing $500 million startup Rent the Runway

The New York startup, which rents formal dresses and accessories to users for affordable prices, recently lost chief technical officer Camille Fournier and chief creative officer Linda Honan, in addition to its head of partnerships and president.<p>More executives have left in the past year, too, …

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Creating beautiful typography for the web

Over the past decade, online typography has evolved rapidly. Internet Explorer has supported web fonts, using EOT format, since IE4 in 1997 (yes, you …

25 Creative Design Agencies Websites You Should See

Do you own a design agency and don’t have an online presence yet? Or you just want to change your website in order to grow your business? Here are 25</i> …

Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace …

Bernie Sanders Probably Isn't Running for President to Win

Have you heard of the Overton window? Basically, it represents the range of ideas that the public will accept as reasonable. The Overton window is frequently manipulated by powerful forces like wealthy media moguls (e.g. Rupert Murdoch), organized movements (e.g. Operation Rescue), or manufactured …

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Free ebook on UX design trends for 2015-16

Citing analysis from UX experts and featuring analysis of 71 examples, UX Design Trends 2015 & 2016 explains the current best practices of UX design. …