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The First Nikon Lenses You Should Buy

After more than 16 hours of new research, we’ve found the best lenses to start building a collection for your Nikon DSLR. Whether you’re looking to …

How NASA’s Forgotten Search Engine for Moon Rocks Boosted AI

One small search engine for lunar rocks led to one giant search engine for mankind.<p>Despite the ubiquity of AI assistants like Siri or Alexa, teaching machines how to understand and wield human language remains a huge stumbling block in the field of artificial intelligence.<p>This field of …

Artificial Intelligence

Gilt’s Unicorn Tale Comes To An End After Being Acquired For $250M

Hudson’s Bay Company, the owner of department chain stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, said today it was acquiring Gilt Groupe for $250 million.<p>The sale still represents a tough end to the story of Gilt. The startup was one of the original darling flash-sale sites coming out of New York. But that whole …

Reimagining Single-Page Applications With Progressive Enhancement

What is the difference between a web page and a web application? Though we tend to identify documents with reading and applications with interaction, …

JavaScript

JavaScript inheritance patterns

An overview and comparison<p>JavaScript is a very powerful language. So powerful, in fact, that there are multiple different ways of designing …

Getting started with GSAP

Quick links:<p>Jump Start<p>If you haven't done so already, please check out the Jump Start for GSAP JS - it visually demonstrates the basics of the API …

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!<p>― Benjamin Franklin<p>Recently I pitch my idea to one of my close friends about rimas.co, since the idea …

Schadenfreude

Angular2 - First Impressions

<i>Does the runtime type checking lead to slower execution of your application?</i><br>Probably yes, but you can disable it when you plan to deploy your app in …

Make a Web App with Instagram-like Filters

In this tutorial, we are going to make a simple web app that allows you to drag a photo from your computer into the browser window, and apply …

Google's Quest to Write the Rulebook for Interactive Design

Google's new design language, material design, makes its debut this week in Lollipop, the latest version of Android. It brings a bright new look to …

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Preface<p>Design patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems in software design. They are both exciting and a fascinating topic to …

JavaScript

Material motion - Motion - Material Design

The material environment draws inspiration from real-world forces, such as gravity and friction. These forces are reflected in the way user input …

Typography - Style - Material Design

Language categorization<p>An arrow that points down when collapsed and points up when expanded.<p>Language scripts can be divided into three</b> …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

Bridgegate won't end with Christie-backed report

NEW YORK — An internal investigation released Thursday declared that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no involvement in a politically motivated traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge last year. But the governor must still clear two probes from likely less-friendly investigators: the …

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Preface<p>Design patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems in software design. They are both exciting and a fascinating topic to …

JavaScript

HMVC: an Introduction and Application

This tutorial is an introduction to the Hierarchical Model View Controller(HMVC) pattern, and how it applies to web application development. For this …

JavaScript

Backbone.js Tips And Patterns

Perform Deep Copies Of Objects<p>JavaScript treats all primitive-type variables as pass-by-value. So, the value of a variable is passed when the …

Understanding Design Patterns in JavaScript

Today, we're going to put on our computer science hats as we learn about some common design patterns. Design patterns offer developers ways to solve …

The Difference Between Call and Apply in Javascript

One very common thing that trips me up when writing Javascript is knowing when to use call and when to use apply. If you're wondering what these …

The Javascript Guide to Objects, Functions, Scope, Prototypes and Closures

Throughout my time writing Javascript code, I've come to realize that while I love the language to bits, it is a little difficult to understand. A …