Nick Holtan

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Visual Studio Code Can Do That?

About two years ago, I begrudgingly opened Visual Studio Code (VS Code) for the first time. The only reason I even did so is that I was working on a …

Web Design

Top JavaScript Libraries & Tech to Learn in 2018

Last year, I wrote an article rounding up the top tech to learn in 2017. This year there are some surprises.<p>We set out to answer “which learning …

Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps

Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of …

JavaScript

I was jailed in Dubai like Jamie Harron – it's worse than you could possibly imagine

As he heads home to Scotland, Jamie Harron will no doubt be feeling euphoric. Winning his freedom a day after being sentenced to three months in a …

Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that's 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter, but falling oil prices have made it more difficult for the country to pay its oil workers.<p>Now the Saudi Arabian government has come up with a project that could give its economy a boost: a $500 billion mega-city that will connect to Jordan and Egypt …

Saudi Arabia

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

• <b>Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use.</b>• <b><br>A new</b> …

Cristiano Ronaldo no Lionel Messi but former Manchester United fitness coach reveals details of never-give-up attitude

Cristiano Ronaldo is a person who has a literary quality to his soul and a highly theatrical quality to his body.<p>He completely rejects his status as …

Debugging React Like a Champ with VSCode

Gone are the days where I spend my time bouncing back and forth between the terminal, browser and editor. Ain’t nobody got time for that!<p>In this …

Web Development Top 10 Articles (v.Sep 2017)

Web Development Top 10 Articles for The Past Month (v.Sep 2017)<p><b>For the past month,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 2,000 Web Development articles to pick the Top …

Learn How To Debug JavaScript with Chrome DevTools

Ditch console.log debugging once and for all! Learn how to use breakpoints to debug code within the Chrome Developer Tools<p>As a new developer, finding …

Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce’s AI research team took it upon itself to explore how machine learning might be able to open doors for those …

Databases

Combining Technologies: MongoDB & NodeJS

In this overdue blog post, I’m going to walk through the process of creating a basic stat-tracking app. In this post, I’ll cover the following …

Here Are The States With The Most Hate Groups

Where does your state fall?<p>Watching the news footage of white men walking down the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia brazenly waving around …

Rights & Freedoms

Building a Node.js App with TypeScript Tutorial

This tutorial teaches how you can build, structure, test and debug a Node.js application written in TypeScript. To do so, we use an example project …

JavaScript

Viral video involving Cristiano shows possible match fixing in Malaga vs Real Madrid final La Liga match

Just how poor is Malaga defender Mikel Villanueva, who gives away the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>Real Madrid won the La Liga title after beating …

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Where Does All The Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

Wobbly and out of breath, you jab at the button on the treadmill that makes the machine come to a stop. Finally, it’s over. You completed your …

Vanguard Cuts Fees For World’s Biggest Bond, Stock Funds

By<p>April 28, 2017 1:16 p.m. ET<p>Vanguard is already one of the cheapest investment product providers out there. Yet the firm continues to wage a fee war …

Investing

The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

<b>On 13 April the US dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first time such a weapon had been used in battle.</b><b>The BBC's Auliya Atrafi has been to the area to see if it really had any impact in the</b> …

Afghanistan

Using chemical weapons is a risky move. So why did Syria use sarin?

Last week’s sarin attacks by the Syrian government against civilian targets in Khan Sheikhoun, and the subsequent U.S. retaliatory missile strikes against a Syrian air base, raise many new questions about Syria’s six-year civil war.<p>Much of this coverage has focused on implications for the future of …

Middle East

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

React JavaScript library gets an IDE

React, Facebook's JavaScript library for building UIs, is getting a dedicated IDE for web development, called Reactide.Offered by developers calling …

JavaScript

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Here are a few reasons why React has become so popular so quickly:<p>Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to …

Why You Should Choose React Over Angular 2 or 1 For That Matter

Like a lot of technologists, I really like to code. I remember coding with Angular 1 back in 2013 or thereabouts. Using Angular 1 directives was …

The second shale revolution

The oil price is falling again, with the latest drop taking the price in the US below $50 a barrel. Behind the fall is a remarkable story of …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

10 Powerful Apps To Help You Manage Email Like A Boss

Email is an inherent part of our daily life. It’s hard to imagine a week or even a day without it. We use it for regular communication, marketing, negotiation, business and more. But it can get distracting and destructive.<p>Most of the time your inbox gets overloaded because of poor email management …

Apps

Creating Objects in Javascript

Javascript developers hear a lot about Prototypal Inheritance v.s. Classical Inheritance. It basically means that the Javascript world of objects are …

Node Best Practices

Node Style Guide<p>Style<br>• Example<br>• Testing<br>• Version Switching<p>Style<p>Use four spaces for indenting your code (do not use tabs)<br>• Use \n for a newline character (yes …

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …