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Keeping Node.js Fast: Tools, Techniques, And Tips For Making High-Performance Node.js Servers

Keeping Node.js Fast: Tools, Techniques, And Tips For Making High-Performance Node.js ServersKeeping Node.js Fast: Tools, Techniques, And Tips For …

JavaScript

15 Sci-Fi Books To Read If You Need A Break From Dystopian Novels

Dystopia novels seem to be more popular than ever these days. Between <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>and <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the disturbing resurgence of <i>1984,</i>the …

Tip: Two Tricks for a Better Kettlebell Swing

It's one of the best posterior chain exercises... if you do it right.<p>The kettlebell swing has become a staple in many training programs. …

How to Do Bodyweight Squats Correctly Once and for All

It pays to check your squat form—even if you think you're "too fit for that".<p>Ah, the squat. In the current "Age of the Booty," the squat has risen to …

Here’s how I’m harvesting credit card data from your site

Of course, when I first wrote this code, back in 2015, it was of no use at all sitting on my computer. I needed to get it out into the world. Out into your site.<p>In some wise words from Google:<p>Looking back on these golden years, I can’t believe that people exert so much effort messing around with …

git greenbase means never pulling a broken build

If your team uses Git and Continuous Integration, chances are good that your workflow could benefit from git greenbase. But first, strap on your VR …

DevOps

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Cards Menu Concept

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Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Thoughts on building components libraries

<i>Originally posted on my blog</i><p>A few months ago we started using React at Thinkific. One of the challenges of using React is creating reusable …

Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet

Here's a 12-minute circuit to get you started<p>Winter wants you to fail. It’s cold, it’s dark, there are cookies everywhere. And thanks to those well-intentioned resolutions, there are now goals to fall short of. Reports indicate that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions—many of them being …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Pain

The 30 Second Mobility Cure

Here's what you need to know...<p>Extensive sitting can make you a pathetically functioning human being.<br>• You can improve movement quality in only 30 …

Tip: How to Improve Upper Back Mobility

Boost thoracic mobility, improve your squat and overhead press, and keep your shoulders healthy. Here's the warm-up you need.<p>If you want healthy …

Workouts

10-Minute Shoulder-Opening Yoga Flow

Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture?<p>Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture? …

Full-Body Kettlebell Workout For Beginners

One major advantage that kettlebells have over dumbbells is that you don’t need a wide range of weight increments to create a workout with them.One …

Workouts

7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

Workouts

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …