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AWS Lambda + Serverless Framework + Python— Part 1 : A Step By Step “Hello World”

I am creating a series of blog posts to help you develop, deploy and run (mostly) Python applications on AWS Lambda using Serverless Framwork.<p>You can …

Cloud Computing

Take the Most Beautiful Train Ride in the U.S. for $97

If you want to see the best of the west coast, take a train.<p>Disembarking from Seattle, Washington and running all the way to Los Angeles, California, …

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

Wi-Fi

The Top 16 Apps That Will Guarantee You More Success In 2018

<b>Productivity And Organization</b><p>Evernote (free)<p>Evernote is perfect for any kind of note or memo taker. Evernote can not only take notes but also voice memos. The unique feature of this app is its ability to organize notes into what they call “notebooks” for better sorting and finding. The app can also …

Apps

Build a cheap computer for your kids with Kano OS and a Raspberry Pi

Kano is a platform that's designed to teach kids how to build a computer, what every part of a circuit board does, and finally how to code apps or games. The platform is available in predesigned kits made for kids.<p>Kano's computer kits are attractive simply because each one includes the core of what …

Developers, developers, developers: How 'serverless' crowd dropped ops like it's hot

What does it even mean ...and is it a good idea?What is serverless? Sure, the name serverless sounds stupid, but serverless technologies like AWS …

Cloud Computing

Here's how you choose between an SDK and an API

I’ve been a developer for about eight years now, but I was already faced with the challenge of choosing between using an SDK vs. API well within the first year of working as a dev. After achieving beginner proficiency in web applications, I was tasked with integrating points of interest data for a …

The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

Smart Homes

How to Break a Monolith Application into Microservices with Amazon Elastic Container Service, Docker, and Amazon EC2 | AWS

In this tutorial, you will deploy a monolithic node.js application to a Docker container, then decouple the application into microservices without …

Microservices

Build a Raspberry Pi Scanner that Tracks the Devices Connected to Your Local Network

We’re going to make use of a Raspberry Pi to build a network scanner to keep track of the hosts connecting to our local network. It’s actually pretty easy to do. And as we’re going to make use of ARP scans to do it, which are moderately stealthy unless you heavily hammer the network, it would be …

How to Wash a Motorcycle

Washing your motorcycle isn’t just about keeping your sweet ride looking great. If you don’t wash your bike regularly and correctly, you’ll risk …

Cleaning

Hotbodies Racing MGP Slip-On Exhaust Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013-2017 | 10% ($28.69) Off!

Best investment yet for my Ninja<p>I searched high and low for an exhaust at an affordable price and this was it! Initially, I was going for the m4, …

Get Started With Microservices: A Dropwizard Tutorial

Dropwizard allows developers to quickly bootstrap their projects and package applications as easily deployable standalone services. It also happens …

Software Development

Introduction to Quartz

<b>1. Overview</b><b>Quartz</b> is an open source job-scheduling framework written entirely in Java and designed for use in both <i>J2SE</i> and <i>J2EE</i> applications. <b>It offers</b> …

Employment

JUnit Example For Rest Web Services

In this example, we shall show users how they can test a REST service with the help of the JUnit. We will use the Jersey and REST assured for this …

Java

Test Driven Development of a Django RESTful API

<b>This post walks through the process of developing a CRUD-based RESTful API with Django and Django REST Framework, which is used for rapidly building</b> …

Using Slack To Monitor Your App

For the past few months, I’ve been building a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, and throughout the development process I’ve realized what a …

Web Design

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

Small Business

How to build a Raspberry Pi home dashboard

I was lucky enough to get a Raspberry Pi 2B with a 7-inch display for Christmas last year. I immediately had a plan for how to use it: I would make a …

How to set up a personal web server with a Raspberry Pi

A personal web server is "the cloud," except you own and control it as opposed to a large corporation.<p>Owning a little cloud has a lot of benefits, …

Before you bury yourself in packages, learn the Node.js runtime itself

This article will challenge the very limits of your Node.js knowledge.<p>I started learning Node.js shortly after Ryan Dahl first presented it, and I …

Features and Benefits

Model complex workflows<p>With its parallel and sequential execution, GoCD can easily configure dependencies for fast feedback and on-demand deployment. …

How I improved my chatbot

I think a common attribute of a hardcore coder is procrastination. Up to now I have brainstormed my LadyBug but have not done much coding to support …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Home Monitoring With Wireless Sensor Nodes

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Raspberry Pi 3 Model B<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from …

Going Serverless

This is a companion blog post to a talk I gave to the Boulder Python Meetup group about the infrastructure that runs Compelling Science Fiction. …

25 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Glacier Bay, Alaska

Gliding across the arctic water of the world’s largest UNESCO protected biosphere is indescribable. That’s why I’ll let these photos of Alaska’s …

National Parks

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn't happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …