Michael Milazzo

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11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Pie

Introduction to React.js - Learnetto

Google's self-driving cars have driven over 2 million miles — but they still need work in one key area

Google has been developing its cars since 2009 and one of its favorite stats to share about the project is that its self-driving cars have driven over 2 million miles. Google, which spun out its self-driving car unit into an independent company called Waymo last week, wrote on the Waymo website …

Autonomous Cars

Our Multi-tenancy Journey with Postgres Schemas and Apartment

Multi-tenancy is a hot topic these days. My definition of a multi-tenant application is a software system that serves multiple customers, each with …

Your first Progressive Web App on Rails

Discussion of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) is catching fire in the JavaScript community, but amongst Rails developers... not so much.<p>Progressive Web …

Token-Based API Authentication

A friend recently came to me wondering how he could add token-based authentication to his API.<p>I used Devise for my app, but it looks like they …

Docker + Rails 5 + Webpack + React + Redux

An easy template with the minimum you need to start to work with Rails 5 and React!<p># Developing<p>To start the server you only need to run the following …

Software Engineering

16-year-old devises way to make deadly breast cancer more treatable

A teenager believes he has solved the problem of how to make a deadly form of breast cancer more treatable.<p>Around 7,500 women each year are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a type of disease which does not respond to today's most effective drugs.<p>Many breast cancers are driven by …

Cancer

Dividend Stock Yields 12%, Has Strong Revenue And Cash Flow Growth, Below Book Value

Looking for well-covered dividends? One of our favorite high dividend stocks, Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE:DLNG), just reported its Q2 2016 earnings …

Investing

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Pokémon

Queries in Rails, Part 2

In this second article, we leave the absolute basics of Active Record behind and look into a few more tasty bits that Rails has to offer to nuance …

A component based Rails architecture primer

Inside the admin engine we compartmentalize controllers, models, helpers and tasks with a AdminUi namespace. The engine has a similar structure of a …

Software Development

How good are your Ruby tests? Testing your tests with mutant

New-feature-bugs vs regression-bugs<p>There are many kinds of bugs. For the sake of simplicity let me divide them into new-feature-bugs and …

Mutations

IBM Announces Magic Bullet To Zap All Kinds of Killer Viruses

Working with Singapore researchers, IBM has engineered a chemical that blocks viruses like Zika, Ebola, dengue, influenza, herpes, and more.<p>Soon your bathroom might have antimicrobial soap that doesn’t just kill bacteria, but also wipes out Ebola, Zika, dengue, or herpes. That’s the promise of a …

Forget Alcoa Inc.: Here Are 3 Better Dividend Stocks

Image source: Alcoa<p><b>Alcoa</b> used to be a bellwether for the market as a whole, its performance indicating whether consumer and industrial demand were rising or falling. But after years of losses and a long downward trend in revenue (even before its Arconic spinoff), the stock just isn't what it once …

Investing

Building Microservices with Docker and the Rails API gem

Why Choose Docker + Rails API ?<p>At the company that I work for, we have been using Docker to have consistent development environments for all of our …

Ready to Get Naked? 3D Scanning Smart Scale & Mirror Allows You to See The Truth

Although it’s easy to lose sight along the way as you are carving out time for that chilly early morning run, afternoon yoga, and even arm weights at …

Weight Loss

Awesome Autocomplete: Trigram Search in Rails and PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL mostly known as Postgres, is one of the most mature and robust databases out there. It's a multi-platform, open source and the second most …

The Transition to React in a Legacy Rails and Angular App

So maybe you’ve heard the good news about React? At this stage you would be hard pressed to find someone <i>not</i> talking about React and for good reason. …

JavaScript

Otto Makes Development and Deployment a Breeze

height="714" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-126853" />Otto is an open source tool for creating virtual development environments for your …

Rails bitwise, enum with super powers

<b>TL;DR</b><p>Rails enum field type is good but does not fit for all usages, even more for complex ones, e.g : multi-active states.<br>Use attr_bitwise</b> …

Robot home can anticipate and cater to your needs

Ashutosh Saxena, the founder of a startup called Brain of Things, believes an automated home might make more sense than automated cars in the long run. We spend more time inside our houses, after all. That's the reason his company is building "robot homes" in three locations in California. They …

Race Conditions Solution for Rails Uniqueness Validations

Problem<p>It’s known that Ruby on Rails Uniqueness validations have many issues with Race Conditions. I will use our own example to clarify what I …

Projects That Are Making Blazing Fast Ruby a Reality

Ruby is still not big in the scientific computing or artificial intelligence communities. However, that could soon change as there are two major …

Ruby Ep. 5: Use Webpack with Ruby on Rails

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

Ras Labs Is Testing Futuristic Muscle Material That Could Make Robots Feel More Human

Synthetics startup Ras Labs is working with the International Space Station to test “smart materials” that contract like living tissue. These “electroactive” materials can expand, contract and conform to our limbs just like human muscles when a current moves through them – and they could be used to …

When Robots Hallucinate

What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?<p>When a collection of artificial brains at Google began generating psychedelic images from otherwise ordinary photos, engineers compared what they saw to dreamscapes. They named their image-generation technique …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine