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The Top 6 DevOps Tools to Know in 2018

DevOps is more than a buzzword; it’s a culture in which the lines between the traditional roles of software development and operations …

DevOps

Entity Framework Core 2.1: Heck Yes, It’s Production Ready!

Although Entity Framework Core (EF Core) 2.1 is a minor release on top of EF Core 2.0, it seems that with this version, EF Core has turned the corner …

Databases

What Really Happened When I Rented Out My Apartment on Airbnb

Make money while you're on vacation? Sounds too good to be true, but it <i>is</i> possible for many, thanks to websites like Airbnb that allow you to rent out your empty home while you travel.<p>I decided to take the plunge into the sharing economy during my recent two-week European vacation. While my husband …

San Francisco

Creating An App That People Really Want

When it comes to the mobile app market, it’s extremely tough to rise above the noise. The fact is that most of the downloads come from a select few companies like Facebook and Google.<p>Yet this does not mean you should throw in the towel. There is still considerable opportunity.<p>OK then, what are some …

Product Management

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs: The Complete Guide

The Garden of the Gods is one of Colorado’s most amazing natural attractions. Massive red rock formations pierce upward from the earth, balancing in …

Hiking

New Data: Six-Figure Freelancing Is On The Rise

A growing number of free agents are bringing in six-figure revenue, according to new research by MBO Partners, which studies the independent workforce.<p>There were 3.3 million high-earning free agents who earn $100,000 or more—one in five full-time independent workers, according to the 2018 State of …

Employment

Microsoft Teams gets a free version

Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Vegas. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams.<p>The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the …

Apps

An Amazing Airplane Engine Powered Motorcycle Sporting Hubless Wheels and True Sci-Fi Style

Former F1 racer and designer Taso Marques has created the TMC Dumont, an incredibly sleek, low-to-the-ground motorcycle that sports an airplane …

Motorcycles

Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that microservices is the architecture <i>du jour</i>. Coming of age alongside this trend, …

Software Development

This $7 Amazon Purchase Will Save Your Microwave From Food Splatter Forever

Let’s face it: Nobody looks forward to cleaning their microwave. Especially the inside. It can be hard to reach all the corners, and food doesn’t …

amazonpurchase

14 Surprising Things You Never Knew You Could Buy at IKEA

Yes, you can actually buy an entire customized kitchen for your home there, among other things!<p>Harness your inner “DIY pro” with IKEA’s …

IKEA

5 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Your Kid's Birthday

Mighty Mommy shares five ways you can make your child’s birthday a blast without (or in addition to!) the big fuss of a party.<p>Episode #488<p>play …

Kids

Optimally Configuring Entity Framework Core

Lets talk about configuring your Entity Framework Core DbContext for a moment. There are several options you might want to consider turning on. This …

Software Development

ASP.NET Core with GraphQL using .NET Boxed

GraphQL is something I have been meaning to look into for awhile, but haven’t found the time. Muhammad Rehan Saeed recent release of .NET Boxed, …

Software Development

How to Inventory Your Home for an Insurance Adjuster

Q. Do I need to inventory every item I own in the event of a house fire?<p>A. The more detail about your belongings that you can relay to an insurance …

iOS Apps

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Nature

The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire on Earth Is Also the Humblest: He Says Luck Is What Made Him Successful

The 27-year-old entrepreneur cofounded a payments company valued at $9.2 billion.<p>John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire on Earth.<p>The …

Startups

Silicon Valley billionaire VC Marc Andreessen recommends these 7 books

When billionaire Marc Andreessen has something to say, the tech world listens. He's a co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm …

Venture Capital

35 Hilarious Quotes About Fatherhood From Jim Gaffigan

“Ninety percent of parenting is hiding iPads from your children.”<p>Jim Gaffigan knows the highs and lows of parenting. The comedian and author has five children with his wife, Jeannie Gaffigan.<p>Gaffigan often shares LOL-worthy anecdotes and musings about fatherhood on Twitter, in his stand-up routines …

Parenting

Affordable Website Builders for Entrepreneurs

Building a website, and adding functions, is easier and cheaper than you'd think. Try these platforms recommended by YEC.<p>Building a website can be a …

Web Design

The Best Stand-Up Paddleboards of 2018

Paddleboarding is a young sport, and each year boards seem to become lighter, cheaper, and more finely tuned. This year, I spent 13 days testing a collection of boards new for 2018 and came away impressed with several that specialize in river trips, tandem paddling, or lake cruising. But it was …

Kayaking

Dancing with OAuth: a step by step guide

<i>This post was originally published in freeCodeCamp</i><p>Most of the times I try to learn something new and put it into practice, I quickly start to feel …

Software Development

Solitude: Music for String Quartet by Dudok Quartet, review: enthralling from start to finish

A CD containing 55 minutes of music inspired by the idea of solitude, all composed for the severely monochrome medium of the string quartet, might not seem the most enticing prospect. In fact this disc from the young Dudok Quartet of Amsterdam is enthralling from start to finish.<p>This shouldn’t …

Literature

Node.js Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.July 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 900 Node.js articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (0.9% chance).<p>Topics in this …

JavaScript

Big Adventure Motorcycles Will Soon Die Off, And For Good Reason

When KTM teased the 790 Adventure R Prototype at EICMA last November, there was a resounding “shut up and take my money” from anyone who saw it. …

Motorcycles

We Made Millions Selling Companies to BuzzFeed and Twitter. Here’s How

Plus, what you can learn from them.<p>Rob Fishman, 31, and Darren Lachtman, 36, seem far too young to the be the moguls behind not one but several …

Social Media

Read This Before You Pick Out Your Kitchen Counters

We run through the pros and cons of some of the most popular picks for the kitchen.<p>The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s the countertop …

Home Improvement

JavaScript Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.July 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 1,200 JavaScript articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (0.8% chance).<p>Topics in …

JavaScript

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business phone number. You don’t need a second phone, you don’t need to get an expensive solution designed for big teams.<p>“Both my cofounder and I grew up in …

Apps

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

Programming