Patrick Maxwell

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Build a REST API in 5 Minutes with PubNub

Developers need APIs. Every tech company that provides Internet-based services exposes an <b>application programming interface</b> to enable developers to do …

JavaScript

One of the World’s Largest Steam Locomotives Is About to Make a Triumphant Return

Hold onto your engineer caps, railroad history lovers.<p>Seventy years after the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, the steep Rocky …

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

25 Best Free Animation Libraries for Web Developers

Upgrade your CSS animations with some Javascript! These free animation libraries will help web developers save time, create more with less code and …

Web Design

Baby steps to learning browser automation and web scraping 5

Xpath is a query language that is used to select XML and HTML elements. In practical terms, it’s a form of language that makes it possible to trace …

Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of …

Creativity

Why Docker? Creating a multi-container application with docker

If you are just starting to learn docker, one of the common questions that come to mind is what docker is and why one would need it.<br>In this post, I …

Vapor 3.0.0 released

Vapor 3 is officially here! We have been working hard on this release for more than six months now and we are incredibly excited to release it into …

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

How to Use Git Merge [the Correct Way]

Isolating <b>features</b> into different branches is a crucial practice for any serious developer. By separating each feature, bugfix or working experiment …

Why everyone should care about blockchain—even if you don’t understand it

This article is for everyone who tries to will themselves invisible at the mention of blockchain.<p>Imagine you’re admitted to the hospital for an emergency surgery following a freak selfie accident while on vacation on the other side of the world. Right now, there’s no way for doctors to know your …

Blockchain

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

10 new web design tools for April 2018

The theme of our roundup this month is speed and efficiency: a few of these web design tools will do amazing things for your workflow by cutting out …

Have you noticed these web design trends in 2018?

As a space of ideas, fresh design and inspiration, the internet is a space which is constantly changing and evolving. As designers add new elements …

Pope Francis announces hell no longer exists, contrary to all earthly evidence

The Catholic Church isn't exactly big on change, but this morning Pope Francis announced a huge one: Hell—you know, the firey despair pit where thieves, cheaters, Patriots fans, and murderers are consigned to an eternity of only Trump's Twitter feed—is going the way of Toys R' Us. In its place (you …

Pope Francis

Bitcoin Price Will Skyrocket Again For Game-Changing Reason, Says Abra CEO

This didn't happen during the last boom.<p>The reports of bitcoin’s imminent death have been greatly exaggerated, according to the founder of the …

Cryptocurrency

These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

Microbiome therapeutics, Photoshop for augmented reality, and cancer treatments were some of the ideas presented at Day 2 of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day. YC is increasingly using its massive class size (141 startups this time around) to fund especially risky frontier …

Startups

Bitcoin May Be Down, But It's Actually Ahead of Schedule to Hit $1 Million

The cryptocurrency's biggest fans think it still has room to grow, and is on schedule to get there despite recent setbacks.<p>If you've been following Bitcoin and its crazy ride over the last 18 months it certainly feels like the leading cryptocurrency is in a bit of a slump, with prices down by more …

Cryptocurrency

Model-View-Controller (MVC) Explained Through Ordering Drinks At The Bar

Model-view-controller (MVC) frameworks are a crucial part of building modern web applications. Walk into a room of web developers, and you will …

Programming

After a Slow Start, Bitcoin Will Hit Its Prime in the Years to Come

A lot of things can change over the course of nine years. In the Bitcoin world, we have seen major changes as well. While there is still work to be …

Cryptocurrency

The next generation of cryptocurrencies will be smarter and more stable

Like any new market, the birth of the ICO market has brought with it an enormous amount of noise, messiness, and raw speculation. Armed with little more than a hunch, early investors seem to be all in, even with the most preposterous valuations. From the outside, such investments look reckless, …

R.I.P., Bitcoin. It’s Time to Move on.

Not long ago, venture capitalists were talking about how Bitcoin was going to transform the global currency system and render governments powerless …

The Power of the Dark Side: Dark User Interfaces

When you start designing a new product, one of the first considerations you make is choosing a color scheme for the user interface. This is a very …

UI Design

Why Dogecoin Is The Cryptocurrency To Watch In 2018

Image: iStock<p>Very few would have predicted the meteoric rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies toward the end of 2017 - fewer still may have …

Cryptocurrency

Applying Brooks' Law to Lines of Communication and Team Size

In a Field Notes post from 2014, LeadingAgile consultant Andrew Fuqua considers Brooks' Law in the context of the Theory of Constraints. Brooks' Law …

How Atlassian moved Jira and Confluence users to Amazon Web Services, and what it learned along the way

If your business is built around servicing software developers who know exactly what state-of-the-art tools should be capable of doing, at a certain …

Crypto exchanges are charging up to $1 million per ICO to list tokens: 'It's pure capitalism'

LONDON — Cryptocurrency exchanges are charging up to $1 million to list initial coin offerings on their platforms, according to multiple industry sources.<p>Around half a dozen market participants, from investors to CEOs of companies with their own coins, told Business Insider that some exchanges are …

Study Finds $3B Worth of Faked Cryptocurrency Volumes and Wash Trades

News<p><b>On March 10 a cryptocurrency trader and researcher published a report on how he believes $3 billion worth of cryptocurrency trade volumes,</b> …

This Crypto Exchange Is Offering a $250,000 Bounty for Hacker Tip-Offs

One of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is going on the offensive to deter hacking attempts that have plagued the industry.<p>Binance, …