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Alexa Voice Service now works on connected devices in UK and Germany

Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices. Now Amazon is taking its strategy international. Today it …

Automation

10 things I learned making the fastest site in the world

This post is about performance techniques, so I hope you won’t mind that the site in question is not <i>quite</i> finished.<p>Edit: it’s finished!<p>But you need …

Web Development
Databases

5 Things to do Before You Sell Your Old MacBook

If you have decided that you want to sell your old MacBook, so you can upgrade to a new one, you need to make sure that you prepare the laptop for …

Google's new tool helps test your website's speed and mobile-friendliness

Speed testing services seem to be the new thing tech companies are dabbing into on their free time – just weeks after Netflix launched Fast.com, Google has announced its own tool to help you measure your website’s speed and mobile-friendliness.<p>The site takes your URL and measures on a scale of …

SEO

18 Amazing open source Angular projects

This is ‘Amazing’ series of collections for programmers.<p>In this observation, we compared nearly 550 projects built with Angular 1.x and Angular 2 to …

Microservices trouble? Lagom is here to help. Try it!

The cake is backed. We're proud to announce that the new Apache licensed microservice framework Lagom is available on GitHub! While other frameworks …

Microservices

iTerm 3's beta takes your Mac's terminal to the next level

Developers spend <i>a lot</i> of time in the terminal, so making sure they have the right setup is important. iTerm2, one of the most popular terminal apps for Mac, has released a beta of a huge upcoming upgrade with a number of interesting features.<p>It’s now featuring shell integration, so you’re able to …

Google releases open-source iOS UI testing framework, EarlGrey

On Wednesday, Google released their aptly named UI testing framework, EarlGrey. Having been using the framework in a few of their current iOS apps already for functional testing, it’s good to hear that the product has been validated before an initial public release.<p>EarlyGrey offers a few key …

Iron.io Docker Images - Microcontainers

The purpose of these images is to provide the smallest possible images for every major programming language. Read more about it in this …

Parse alternatives

As you may noticed Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. Most of us need to find an alternative backend …

Amazon Web Services

Android Fragmentation Visualized

This one data visualization can demonstrate why mobile responsive web design is important: Android Fragmentation Visualized. OpenSource published a …

The Website Obesity Crisis

Idle Words > Talks > Website Obesity<p>This is the text version of a talk I gave on October 29, 2015, at the Web Directions conference in Sydney. [53 …

New York Times

14 tips and tools to resolve conflicts with Git

Git is very good at merging code. Merges are local, fast, and flexible. Naturally every time one merges content from different branches conflicts can …

Software Development

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Time Management

A cartoon guide to Flux

Flux is both one of the most popular and one of the least understood topics in current web development. This guide is an attempt to explain it in a …

Is Eclipe JDT dying?

Eclipse JDT is the Java IDE portion of Eclipse.<p><b>1. Almost no commit activity</b>###<p>The JDT Project Page shows almost no commit activity.<p>As can be seen …

Debugging

12 Rules for Professional JavaScript in 2016

<b>Disclaimer:</b> I speak in absolutes below for brevity. Yes, nearly every “rule” in programming has exceptions.<p>JavaScript is hard. It moves so fast that …

15 Useful AngularJS Tools For Developers

4:06 AM AngularJS, featured, JavaScript, Tutorials<p>We’re looking at 15 of the <b>best IDEs, text editors, tools for testing & debugging, modules</b> and</b> …

My 7 Node.js mantras

I’ve been using Node.js professionally since 3 years (with the help of 13 years of dev. experience in C, C++, PHP, Perl, Javascript, etc.) ; and like …

JavaScript

The State of Front-End Tooling – 2015

<b>Update 30/11/2016</b><p>If you’re interested in finding out more details about current Front-End Tooling trends, I’ve now published the results from the …

JavaScript

Google killing support for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

Google’s Android Studio is all the hype in the app development community. This streamlined set of tools offers everything you need for developing Android apps, and it has been an amazing integrated development environment (IDE) since it was released last December.<p>Google has stabilized the IDE they …

Android News

​Google releases Kubernetes 1.0: Container management will never be the same

Google's open source container deployment and management tool is ready for general use in production environments.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.-- On July 21 at …

Kubernetes

Creating a Web App From Scratch Using AngularJS and Firebase

In this series, we'll be using AngularJS and Firebase to create a simple web application from scratch. It will be a simple blogging application where …

JavaScript

Building Modern, Real World Software Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins and Docker

This blog outlines the key use-cases enabled by the newly released Docker plugins in the Jenkins communities. You can drill into more depth with an …

DevOps

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Git 2.5, including multiple worktrees and triangular workflows

The open source Git project has just released Git 2.5. Here’s our take on its most useful new features.<p>git worktree: one Git repository with multiple …

DevOps

ColorArt: iTunes 11-style color matching code for Android

##About<p>ColorArt is a library that uses an image to create a themed image/text display. It's a port of the idea found on the Panic Blog to work on …

Ranking Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers

Competition for software engineers continues to accelerate, with salaries being an area employers compete aggressively on to win talent.<p>This week Glassdoor published the study, 25 Highest Paying Companies for Software Engineers 2013. Juniper Networks leads all 25 companies tracked in the study with …