Michael Ben-David

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How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro

Despite the fact that solid-state drives (SSDs) read and write data much faster than mechanical hard drives do, the PlayStation 4 and even the …

I couldn't wait for the new Mac Pro

For those of you coming from Hacker News wondering why I need OS X it’s because I’m an indie developer that makes this.<p>I’m not sure if it was the …

36 Surreal Instagram Images From Burning Man

Surreal Burning Man Instagram Images<p>Burning Man draws 50,000 quirky spirits to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.<p>The dusty landscape and …

Docker: Git for deployment

I've been hearing how Docker is the new awesome, but it didn't click for me until I dug in with a practical question: <i>if we deployed Scout via Docker,</i> …

Pure

A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project.<p>CSS with a minimal footprint.<p>Pure is ridiculously tiny. The entire set …

Web Development

Startup helps merchants track customer behaviour through WiFi

What if there was a way of counting people as they entered a store that didn't involve making them walk through a metal turnstile? What if, moreover, there was a way of telling where in the store they lingered, what time they arrived and how long they stayed before they left? You'd need to convince …

Deconstructing Harry

Remembering Harry Nilsson: American Beatle, filthy drunk, and the great lost music genius of the 1970s<p>The trouble with Harry Nilsson was worsening. …

+apponsor.com  moves from #JSF2   to #Vaadin7  

+apponsor.com moves from #JSF2 to #Vaadin7 <br>One of our backends is based on JSF2 using #richfaces .<br>The total setup is based on #jee6 #cdi and nearly all the #seam3 CDI extensions.<br>It was a hard job to get a #maven based #ear deployment, spreading all that extensions correctly to the EAR modules, but we managed it. <br>And now, +Redhat stopped SEAM3.<p>This was the point where we started to think about, using something totally different to the JSF2 Frontend.<br>Because it took too much effort to implement …

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Lessons Learned: A Year with a Large AngularJS Project

After a year of working with a large AngularJS project, I thought I’d share a few of the lessons that I learned in the process. Firstly, I love …

Controlling 5 Servos With a Raspberry Pi

Pierre Villeneuve attached five hobby servos to a Lego model, controlled with a motor control board board and a RasPi. This is a nice way of controlling a Lego robot without needing to use Lego’s robotics components!<p>I initially tried to control my servos directly from the Raspberry Pi through its …

Producteev’s Social Task Manager Now Free And Enterprise-Ready As It Preps For Full Jive Integration Later This Year

In November, Jive Software acquired Bay Area cloud-based, collaborative task manager, Producteev, to boost its social business platform. Going forward, as Alex wrote at the time, Salesforce.com and Jive will increasingly butt heads as they compete for mindshare in the enterprise. With Producteev’s …

Four pricing principles to never forget

Most businesses are eventually faced with the key question: <i>How much should we charge?</i> There’s no one true answer. There are no gurus. There’s just …

The NewsBlur Redesign

Not to say that NewsBlur was <i>ugly</i> before today, but it certainly didn’t have the loving embrace of a talented designer. So without waiting another …

Git subtree: the alternative to Git submodule

<i>(Updated in January, 2017.)</i><p>The Internet is full of articles on why you shouldn’t use Git submodules. I mostly agree, although I am not so harsh in my …

With Site Ai, Automated Insights Provides A Cliffs Notes Version Of Your Web Analytics

Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible.<p>The new product, called Site Ai, pulls data from existing systems (it started with Google Analytics and Clicky, and the company is currently …

Insert Coin: Linkbot modular robotic platform lets you quickly build a bot, skills

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>Everybody loves robots, but the initial ardor for building one can quickly be snuffed out by the …

How We Built eBay's First Node.js Application

For the most part, eBay runs on a Java-based tech stack. Our entire workflow centers around Java and the JVM. Considering the scale of traffic and …

Spellbinder

Real-time view/model binding for backbone.js<p>Wouldn't you rather write this:<p>Rather than this:<p>Basic Idea<p>The basic idea is to have as much of the …

Google Introduces Portable Native Client, Makes It Easier For Developers To Add C And C++ Code To Their Web Apps

Native Client – a technology that allows developers to run native compiled C and C++ code as part of their web apps – has long been a part of Google Chrome. Even though other browser vendors haven’t adopted it yet, Google is clearly putting quite a few resources behind this technology and at I/O …

AngularJS Cheat Sheet