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A Practical Exercise in Web Scraping

Yesterday a friend of mine linked me to a fictional web serial that he was reading and enjoying, but could be enjoying more if it was available as a …

How I Learned MongoDB

I started writing small web applications in the late 90s. I came from a traditional relational database background, relying heavily on one of the …

Tutorial: JSON REST API server with Node.js and MongoDB using Mongoskin and Express.js

Courses on Node.js, React<br>and JavaScript<p>Become an expert with my comprehensive<br>Node.js, React.js and JavaScript courses.<p><b>Update3:</b> Expess 4 version of …

Basic Data Structures and Algorithms in the Linux Kernel

Thanks to Vijay D'Silva's brilliant answer in cstheory.stackexchange.com I have been reading some of the famous data structures and algorithms used …

JavaScript is closing the gap on native performance, says Mozilla

In a new post on web technology performance, Mozilla says it’s cracked the code on faster, better-performing JavaScript.<p>In fact, Mozilla researcher Alon Zakai writes, JavaScript is getting closer and closer to matching native OS technologies when it comes to certain performance benchmarks.<p>“Asm.js …

Troubleshooting in the Command Line

Linux has come a long way in its short life, and it's more reliable and stable than ever. But things still go wrong, and you can diagnose and fix …

Better Performance With Socket.IO and doT

If your site relies on data sent to clients, you can boost its performance using client-side templates and WebSockets. In this tutorial, I will show …

Why You Should Never Use MongoDB

Disclaimer: I do not build database engines. I build web applications. I run 4-6 different projects every year, so I build <b>a lot</b> of web applications. …

The Best Linux Applications of 2013 - OMG! Ubuntu!

2013 – What A Year, Right?<p><b>This time last year we knew nothing of Ubuntu Touch; Canonical attempting to raise $32 million for a cutting-edge</b> …

How to Learn JavaScript Properly

<b>Resources:</b><br>— Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (3rd Edition)<br>— JavaScriptIsSexy.com (4 articles)<br>— Codecademy.com (2 tracks)<p><b>Prerequisite:</b> You …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

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Teachers start 25 state petitions to add computer science to grad requirements

Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national …

ExplainShell Breaks Down Long, Confusing Linux Commands

Ever come across a tutorial online that tells you to run a long terminal command, but want to know what each part of it actually <i>means</i>? ExplainShell …

Varnish

These scenarios are fairly common, and I have noticed in my own work that when content becomes popular via social networks, the proportion of mobile …

NSA Asked Linus Torvalds To Install Backdoors Into GNU/Linux

The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week’s …

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

Stress Testing Linux Web Servers

Many businesses depend on their servers and the sites they serve to generate revenue. Comprehensive testing using a selection of the tools we’ve …

Netrunner MAG | How to master Linux the proper way

In order, for you, to become a master of Linux, there are two things that need to happen. One, you need to invest time studying Linux. Two, you need …

Will Python Kill R?

In an article entitled “Python Displacing R As The Programming Language For Data Science,” MongoDB’s Matt Asay made an argument that has been …

How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Computing and Programming

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form<br>by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocoying, recording,<br>or …

Automated cross browser testing with JavaScript

DalekJS is an open source UI testing tool written in JavaScript, it will:<p>launch & automate your browser<br>• fill & submit forms<br>• click & follow links<br>• capture …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work …

BitNami Launches MongoDB Stack To Develop Apps As Demand Scales For AWS-Based Services

BitNami has added a MongoDB stack for developers to build web apps on the popular NoSQL database. The stack, available next week, allows developers to deploy and manage either on-premise, through Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Windows Azure.<p>The Y Combinator alum’s new stack will come integrated with …