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Introducing the Mobile Web Specialist Certification by Google Developers

<i>Posted by Sarah Clark, Program Manager, Web Developer Training</i><br>If you're a web developer, it's a crowded market, and you likely want to set yourself …

33 Fundamentals Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

You’ve learned <b>React</b>, mastered <b>npm install</b>, and can find your way around <b>webpack.config.js.</b> You can do just about anything as long as there’s a module …

Quickstart for AR on the Web | ARCore

AR is still cutting edge technology, and while there's no standard for AR on the web today, developers can start experimenting with using web tools …

JavaScript

A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain

There’s no proof, but lots of bizarre claims<p>Last night, <i>The Verge</i> and at least three other outlets received an email from someone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. The email we received was brief and to the point: “I met with the SEC yesterday. I am ready to …

Hosting an API in Firebase writen with Typescript and Nest

This week I decided to test if Firebase is suited to a personal project and to do it I needed to discovery how to host an API writen in Typescript …

JavaScript

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

What my bathroom window taught me about code quality

<i>This post was initially published on my blog.</i><p>When my boyfriend moved into our current apartment, he realized there is a small flaw in the bathroom - …

Time I

Creating a structured, hot-reloadable GraphQL API with Express.js, Apollo Server and Webpack: Part 1

<i>GraphQL is a new way of building APIs through a strongly typed query language. Released by Facebook in 2015, GraphQL is quickly gaining traction and</i> …

Software Engineering

VulcanJS: An Open-Source Project to “Meteorize” GraphQL

A full-stack app-building framework with React and GraphQL<i>This is a guest post from Sacha Greif, co-author of Discover Meteor and creator of</i> <i>VulcanJS</i><i></i> …

How to Make a Simple Twitter Clone with React Native

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a small Twitter-like mobile app using React Native. With our app, users will be able to create accounts and …

Software Engineering

RetroPie and X-Arcade Tankstick - The perfect Retro Arcade (plus keybindings and config and how-to)

Eight years ago I stumbled on the husk of an old arcade cabinet and along with my buddy John Batdorf, proceeded to reclaim the cabinet, refinish, …

After building my first React Native app, I’m now convinced it’s the future.

After a few weeks of playing around with React Native, I just came away with my first real mobile app. It’s fairly simple, but it only took me a few …

JavaScript

A developer’s guide to interviewing

Side note: We cover this topic and many others in our weekly developer advice podcast Soft Skills Engineering. Subscribe!<p>Questions for Software …

Software Development

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

You might not know it, but this Kiwi city is a total street art wonderland

When you think street art, you might think of London — where Banksy works are relatively abundant, or else New York City or Berlin.<p>You probably …

The Contractor's Bag

Ever wonder what that fix-anything contractor is carrying around with them? Over at Cool Tools, residential contractor Paul Abueva shares his bag.<p>The …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

Everything that could go wrong with Amazon Go

The world got a little more magical this week. Amazon showed off its vision of the future of grocery shopping with Amazon Go, and the consensus is …

Isil prepares for 'apocalyptic showdown of Muslim and Christian armies' in Syrian town of Dabiq

US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians.<p>American, Turkish and opposition forces are approaching the Islamic State of Iraq …

Nintendo cartridge is hiding a Raspberry Pi computer inside

Did you know there’s a nifty little trick that will let you pack over 2,000 games in just one oldschool Nintendo cartridge?<p>In his latest video, Zach from Howchoo explains how you can hack your useless old Nintendo cartridge and turn it into a retro gaming powerhouse – and it’d cost you only $30.<p>All …

Killer Robots Are Coming And These People Are Trying To Stop Them

Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous weapons is already here. Meet the small band of dedicated optimists battling nefarious governments and bureaucratic tedium to stop the proliferation of killer robots and, just maybe, save humanity from …

E3 2016 for the Xbox One: facts, rumors and good, old-fashioned speculation | Polygon

There was the introduction, which critics said focused too much on entertainment and too little on video games. There was repentance, where Microsoft refocused its management, software and hardware on games, games and more games. With that ensconced, Microsoft began the latest phase, in which Xbox …

Feeling rejected? Mushrooms could help

Psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical that gives some mushrooms magical properties, can do more than induce trippy states. A new study finds that it reduces the sting of social rejection.<p>By tracking how, exactly, psilocybin affects the brain's chemistry and activity levels, the research suggests …

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Physicist Lawrence Krauss Explains How Everything Comes from Nothing

Last fall, we featured a talk by the hot-shot theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, "A Universe from Nothing," which answered some big enchilada …

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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read about how the poor spend their money

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 17th pick, he's gone with "Portfolios of the Poor" by researchers Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven.<p>First published in 2009, the book is the …

WebRTC Video Chat in 20 Lines of JavaScript (Part 1)

WebRTC, so hot right now. If you haven’t heard of it, WebRTC (Web Realtime Communications) is an API that enables peer-to-peer video, audio, and data …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …