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How to master advanced React design patterns: Render Props

In Part 1 of this series we discussed how we could use compound components and static class properties to enable us to produce a readable and …

JavaScript

Watch traffic flow better in 30 simulations of a 4-way intersection

YouTuber euverus modded Cities: Skylines to demonstrate how 30 different types of intersections have dramatically different amounts of traffic flow. …

Autonomous Cars

A quick look at the git object store

Let's talk about some of the internals of git and how it stores and tracks objects within the .git directory.<p>If you're unaware of what the .git …

Software Development

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Spyro's Remastered Graphics Showcased In Reignited Trilogy Images

After rumors and leaks, Activision has finally confirmed a remastered version of the original three Spyro the Dragon games is coming. Among the improvements that Spyro Reignited Trilogy boasts are improved graphics, and along with a trailer, we've gotten some comparison screenshots that serve to …

Gaming

The best wireless headphones

Music is a necessity while I'm working. If it's not tunes from Spotify, there's at least a podcast chattering on in my ear. Of course, if you don't want to bother those around you with what you're listening to, you need a good set of headphones. The best options will also do a good job of blocking …

Consumer Tech

Next step Git for those that already know add and commit

When I first started using Git a while back it seemed pretty straight forward although I had to get used to the disconnected nature of Git which is …

Software Development

MongoDB schema design patterns (I)

MongoDB has become one of the most popular noSQL databases. It is often used as a part of the MEAN/MERN stack because it is so easy to fit in the …

Databases

10 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Beautiful Syntax Highlighting

We’re all familiar with desktop coding software and web IDEs. These feature syntax highlighting to make writing code & debugging easier.But did you …

Web Development

Build a realtime chart with Vue.js

Data has become a very important part of our lives recently and making sense of that data is equally important. There is no point in having data if …

JavaScript

Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

AV1 compression technology from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix is here. And it's blowing up the video industry's patent rules, too.<p>Tech's biggest companies -- including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix -- have finished the first version of video …

Televisions

If You Can't Stand The Sound of People Chewing, Blame Your Brain

*Shudders*<p>The sound of people chewing, slurping, tapping, or humming can drive some people into a rage, and scientists have actually discovered the …

Neurology

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

Due in June, the new Mintbox moves from an AMD CPU to a rival Celeron processor, which should provide a performance boost while maintaining a similar …

Linux

Towards a world without Facebook

Dear blockchain people: this is your hour. Abandon your transparently greedy get-rich-quick schemes, turn away from your casinos of de-facto modern-day penny stocks, and focus your decentralized attention on what the world needs. Save us, O blockchainers, from the scourge that is Facebook! …

Blockchain

This app makes your headphones sound like a pro recording studio

Spend some time shopping for headphones, and you’ll quickly grow tired of devices claiming to present music “as the artist intended,” despite sporting vastly different sound. But what if your favorite cans actually <i>could</i> sound like the recording studio where your favorite music was mixed?<p>Enter …

Audiophile

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

10 fantastic new web design tools for March 2018

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of learning that’s required to keep up with new web technologies these days, the good news is there are …

Web Development

Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking

Despite selling over 14 million of its low-cost DIY computing boards, the Raspberry Pi Foundation adheres to a slow release cycle. The company typically waits over a year to refresh its range, and even then improvements can be very subtle. That's exactly the case with its flagship board, the …

Format your code with Prettier

• Introduction to Prettier<br>• Less options<br>• Difference with ESLint<br>• Installation<br>• Prettier for beginners<br>Introduction to PrettierPrettier is an opinionated code …

JavaScript

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Google Chrome

Previewing Android P

<i>Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering</i> Last week at Mobile World Congress we saw that Android's ecosystem of developers, device makers, and silicon …

Google Play

Introduction to events

Events are actions or occurrences that happen in the system you are programming, which the system tells you about so you can respond to them in some …

Pornhub's owner reveals its age verification tool for the UK

Pornhub owner Mindgeek has unveiled what might become the default gatekeeping tool for porn in the UK. AgeID will ask porn site visitors to create an encrypted login that verifies their age across any compatible site, saving them from having to prove they're 18 or older every time they want to view …

Chrome Now Lets You Make Permanent, Local Changes To The Source Code Of Any Website

Image: Christiaan Colen / Flickr<p>Modern browsers such as Firefox and Chrome come with built-in developer tools that let you edit web pages and see …

Software

How GitHub braved the world's largest DDoS attack

On February 28, GitHub found its code hosting platform hit by what’s believed to be the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded – and lived to tell the tale.<p>A DDoS attack is one of the most common methods employed by hackers to take websites down: it involves bombarding …

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

Computer Science

Caching Files with Service Worker | Web

Codelab: Caching Files with Service Worker<p>Using the Cache API in the service worker<p>The Service Worker API comes with a Cache interface, that lets you …

Harvest Moon creator’s new game lets you raise a dragon, run a café

Little Dragons Cafe coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4<p>Aksys Games is teaming up with Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons creator Yasuhiro Wada for <i>Little Dragons Cafe</i>, a game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 that combines dragon husbandry with cooking and restaurant management.<p><i>Little Dragons Cafe</i> will …

Why I’m switching from Angular to React and Redux in 2018

Hint: It’s not because of the hype<p>I have this love and hate relationship with Angular for quite some time now. It was funny because I was learning …

JavaScript

Amazon's answer to 'Altered Carbon' is Iain M. Banks' space opera

It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix's crossover sci-fi thriller <i>Altered Carbon</i>. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights to Iain M. Banks' space opera series called The Culture. Amazon Studios will adapt the first novel,</i> …