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The top four modern killers in the west

Cancer, dementia, heart disease and new – or new strains of – infectious diseases are what modern westerners are dying of now<p><b>Where are we</b><br>The fight against cancer has proved to be one of the greatest intellectual and practical challenges of modern times. A hundred years ago, surgical interventions …

Apple’s Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors

Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we’ve previously heard. Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch. Williams spoke in an interview today at the Code conference in Rancho …

Smartwatches

AngularJS-Learning

NOTE: As of October 2016, there is a [new repo for collecting links to Angular 2] (https://github.com/jmcunningham/AngularJS2-Learning). I had plans …

Server-side HTML vs. JS Widgets vs. Single-Page Web Apps

At the recent GOTO Chicago conference, I gave a talk on "Frontend Architectures: from the prehistoric to the Post-modern." In just my first 10 months …

A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins

I thought Ligaya Turmelle's post on SQL joins was a great primer for novice developers. Since SQL joins <i>appear</i> to be set-based, the use of Venn …

OAuth that just works.

"I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why."

I was explaining on Hacker News why Windows fell behind Linux in terms of operating system kernel performance and innovation. And out of nowhere an …

Freedom of Information

Why I Develop For The Mac

<i>May 4, 2013</i><p><b>UPDATE, 5/7/2013</b>: <i>Some off-hand remarks in this article about HTML5 drawing speeds generated some controversy in the hackersphere. To read</i> …

Tools for Switching from Windows to Mac Development [Updated]

...We Engineer to Scale - Jose B.<p>So I just got my first Mac computer (its a Macbook pro w/Retina) I’ve always dreaded switching because I thought it …

How HBase converted MySpace’s MySQL champion and is driving Hadoop mainstream

How’s this for an understatement: Operational databases are important for many, if not the majority, of web applications. And if you’re doing big …

MapR releases M7, its commercial HBase distro

MapR didn’t miss the memo about the key to success in the Hadoop space being the creation of a data platform that can do many things. And on …

Len

Setting up Sublime Text 2 • Alex MacCaw

After a few weeks of using Sublime Text I can safely say that it’s the best editor I’ve used. It’s fast, extendable and hasn’t ever crashed on me. …

Web Development

Laravel

How to Prototype an App in 1 hour: meet POP

<i>Business Prototyping tools review – No business plan survives the first contact with the customer. During our Business Prototyping phase, we help our</i> …

14 lessons after five years of professional...

14 lessons after five years of professional programming<p>In no particular order:<p>1. When performance is an issue, if you can calculate or process it at …

Google going its own way, forking WebKit rendering engine

Claims that new "Blink" engine will allow faster innovation for all WebKit users.<p>Google announced today that it is forking the WebKit rendering …