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'Altered Carbon’ is more than just a 'Blade Runner’ ripoff

<i>Altered Carbon</i> is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it goes on for way too long. But it's gorgeous, it's filled with charismatic actors and its cyberpunk aesthetic …

Altered Carbon

Organic Crypto Money vs. Debt Zombie’s Fiat: Lessons of Biomimetics

Money is a mystery.<p>Some claim money is an invention by man. But has man really ever invented anything original, something that did not exist before …

16 incredible quotes from 16 incredible books that got us through 2016

If there is one thing to celebrate from 2016, a year that has been very objectively and very scientifically determined to be a large, blazing garbage …

There is no Such Thing as Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch

Much of the ORM criticism of the last decade missed the point, being inaccurate. By the end of this article, we will conclude with the …

Databases

Angular 1 and Angular 2 integration: the path to seamless upgrade

Have an existing Angular 1 application and are wondering about upgrading to Angular 2? Well, read on and learn about our plans to support incremental …

How to call stored procedures in JPA - Part 2

Up to Version 2.1, JPA was missing real support for stored procedures. The only available option was to use a native query.<p>This changed with JPA 2.1, …

How to call stored procedures in JPA

Using stored procedures to implement parts of the application logic in the database is a widely used approach in huge, data-heavy applications. …

4 Sinatra inspired frameworks on the JVM that will boost your productivity

A lot of exciting things have happened on the JVM in the last couple of years. We've seen several interesting languages and frameworks come to life …

JavaScript

Gradle 2.6 Release Notes

Gradle Release Notes<p>Version 4.7<p>The Gradle team is pleased to announce Gradle 4.7.<p>First and foremost, Gradle's incremental Java compiler can now run</b> …

Software Development

Anonymous Types in Java

Java allows casting to an intersection of types, e.g. (Number & Comparable)5. When combined with default methods on interfaces, it provides a way to …

Programming

Sundial

A Lightweight Job Scheduling Framework for Java.<p>In a Nutshell<p>Sundial makes adding scheduled jobs to your Java application a walk in the park. Simply …

Employment

the front page of the internet

I was reading about the Android Studio 1.3 update and tucked away in the middle of all the pretty charts that aren't actually that useful (IMO) was a …

Android Development

5 Reasons to Use Composition over Inheritance in Java and OOP

Favor composition over inheritance is a one of the popular object-oriented design principles, which helps to create flexible and maintainable code in …

Spring Framework 4.2 goes GA

Dear Spring community,<p>It’s my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 4.2 is now generally available from repo.spring.io as well as Maven Central! …

How ButterKnife actually works?

04 May 2015<p>You all know ButterKnife: the brilliant annotation processing library to bind views and methods for Android by @JakeWharton<p>But, <i>how does it</i> …

Java SE 8 Optional, a pragmatic approach

The Optional classs in Java 8 is a useful tool to help developers manage data. But advice on how to use it varies. This is my take on one good …

Java

The Product Strategy behind Intercom with Des Traynor of Intercom [Interview]

"What people are looking for is insights and what they're getting is bar charts."<p>What people are looking for is insights and what they're getting is …

Product Management

This is the Most Important Site For Entrepreneurs Today | Inc.com

If you're an entrepreneur and haven't heard of Product Hunt yet, it's time you get out from behind your desk and take notice of what's happening in the world.<p>I'd argue that Product Hunt is one of the most impactful sites for entrepreneurs today, granted it's suited for online entrepreneurs vs. …

Product Hunt

Sell What Your Product Can Do, Not What It Is

A couple of days ago, I watched this session with Des Traynor, a cofounder of Intercom. He gives lots of startup advice, and I warmly recommend you …

Bright-Green.com: Naming Java Classes Without a 'Manager'

How many classes do you come across named 'SomethingManager'? Any decent sized commercial system seems to have plenty - SessionManager, …

Apple’s ‘Shot with iPhone’ ad campaign crowdsources spectacular photos

Apple’s new ad campaign might be its best yet, especially if you’re one of the iPhone owners that’s about to have your photo on a billboard.<p>Simply called “Shot on iPhone,” it’s hard to call Apple’s campaign an ad at all — at least in the traditional sense. Apple crowdsourced photos shot with the …

Archaeology

Archaeology

A JS Framework on Every Table

Most programming languages support a small number of popular, stable application frameworks. Objective-C and Swift apps use Apple’s excellent Cocoa …

JavaScript

Which SQL on Hadoop? Poll Still Says "Whatever" But DBMS Providers Gain - Merv Adrian

Since Nick Heudecker and I began our quarterly Hadoop webinars, we have asked our audiences what they expected to do about SQL several times, first …

What's Germany's Top Tech Hub?

The European Commission’s latest attempt to corral the continent’s tech hubs into a list from best to least best placed Munich on top. Sure, it is a thriving city with a strong tech culture, but does it really deserve to represent its nation alongside London and Paris ahead of the very compelling …

Startups

A red-hot mobile game just cracked 130 million downloads

The app now has 13o million downloads, according to The Wall Street Journal. That's a significant jump from 100 million last month.<p>The app has dominated the App Store, rising to the No. 1 spot and staying there for 66 consecutive days. That shatters the previous 36-day record held by the 2012 hit …

Addictive mobile game Psych gains 1m players in two weeks

[ImageLibrary##342633/Any##Title¬Psych##Description¬Circles. So many circles. Shrinking circles. And triangles!##Credit¬jcstranger / Christian …

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