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Revised and much faster, run your own high-end cloud gaming service on EC2!

<b>Playing Witcher 3, a GPU-intensive game on a 2015 fanless Macbook</b><p>I’ve written about using EC2 as a gaming rig in the past. After spending some time …

Linux

What’s wrong with the lean startup methodology?

For the uninitiated, the Lean Startup methodology is a practice for developing products and businesses based on ‘validated learning’, getting customer feedback quickly and often. The process was proposed by Eric Ries in 2011. The objective is to eliminate uncertainty in the product development …

How Cotap Is Building A HIPAA-compliant Messaging Service On AWS - Zinc Tech Stack

<i>By Martin Cozzi, ‎Infrastructure Engineer at Cotap.</i><p>Background<p>Cotap is a secure messaging app for mobile workers who need a fast way to communicate …

etcd Clustering in AWS

Overview<p>For the last few months our team has been focused on building a robust, highly automated Docker container infrastructure in AWS. We choose to …

Parse

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in the community and beyond. It’s been a great year and we couldn’t be providing all that is …

Five programming problems every Software Engineer should be able to solve in less than 1 hour

Whenever I post a job request for a Software Engineer position, applications start trickling in really quick. What bothers me is that several …

7 Things That Savvy Entrepreneurs Do On Twitter

Twitter is the most notoriously misunderstood social media platform. Among the demographics that misunderstand it, entrepreneurs loom large.<p><i>How do I use it? What do I say? How does it work?</i> These are fair questions. Even if you feel comfortable on the platform, it can be tough to know what to say …

15 Bootstrap UI Editors and Builders for Rapid Development

Bootstrap is a free collection of HTML, CSS and JavaScript code that was created by Twitter to help web designers to build fast and consistent …

33 Developers you MUST Subscribe to as a JavaScript Junkie

As JavaScript developers, we have quite crazy requirements. The playing field is in a state of constant flux and one of the best ways to keep up is …

JavaScript

These 10 Podcasts May Just Get You to Stop Listening to Music

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to listen to a lot of music, during my morning commute to work, again on the return home and at other times throughout the day. There is nothing wrong with listening to music, but it wasn’t helping me to become a better business …

Entrepreneurship

Canonical Launches “Snappy” Ubuntu Core on Multiple Public Cloud Providers

Canonical has released the beta version of “snappy” Ubuntu Core, a lightweight and cloud-optimised version of Ubuntu Linux, on Microsoft Azure, …

Linux

Sync Data Using PouchDB In Your Ionic Framework App

Syncing data with the cloud is all the hype lately. Dropbox, Firebase, Parse, Couchbase, everyone is working towards having the easiest solution. …

Supersonic Framework Touts Native Performance for Android and iOS Hybrid Apps

AppGyver has announced Supersonic, a new framework to build hybrid mobile apps on Android and iOS that promises to provide "real native performance," …

15 Must Read Java 8 Tutorials

Java 8 was released last month and is just chock-full of new features and behind-the-scenes optimizations. The internet has been doing quite a good …

Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to AngularJS

Last Saturday, I gave yet another talk on getting started with AngularJS and with good success. I found myself wondering though, along the way, why …

JavaScript

Google's Recipe to Code Sharing across Android, iOS, and the Web

Garrick Toubassi, Google Inbox engineering director, has recently explained how his team could get to "sharing roughly two-thirds of their client …

Building Good Docker Images

[See also: an update to this article, [Building Better Docker Images](/journal/building-better-docker-images)] The [docker …

Eight Docker Development Patterns

In the past I've written about my "home cloud" that used to be OpenVz containers, and how I've come to advocate rebuilding the "build server" for …

DefineJS - A lightweight implementation of AMD module format

##AMD<p>The primary building block for referencing and defining modular JavaScript code.<p>The Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) API specifies a …

An Economist's Advice For Shark Tank Contestants

I confess to being slightly obsessed with the TV show Shark Tank. For those who haven’t seen it, entrepreneurs make a pitch to a panel of investors they call “sharks”, one of which is billionaire Mark Cuban. The sharks decide whether or not to invest their own money, and the entrepreneurs try to …

Want to Be Happy? Move to Costa Rica

To what extent is happiness related to where you live? Which countries have the most—and least—happy students? Are students from wealthier countries happier?<p>As part of an online course called “The Science of Happiness,” launched by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center this Fall, approximately …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Wedding Food Doesn't Have to Be Awful! (It Can Even Be Good.)

Wedding food doesn't have to be terrible! "Save the Date" author Jen Doll dispenses 9 tips for actually serving reception meals that taste—OMG—good<p>Oh, wedding food. <b>Sometimes the best that can be said is that it’s entirely forgettable</b>, overshadowed by the drama, excitement, and even the open bar of …

Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 …

These Baby Birds Puke on Predators with Third-Hand Weapons

When Eurasian rollers feed their babies grasshoppers, centipedes, and other insects, the chicks aren’t just getting the nutrition they need to …

Insects

Remote Working Works

Do you assume that remote working is a compromise? That it's a soft option?<p>Around 5 years ago my team at Biomni, and much of our software house, …