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Everyone here has used some form of GPS or mapping app right? Think of Apple Maps as Linkerd. “Our expert navigators wish you a most pleasant day and have charted a course for you, ETA 31 minutes.” Not so bad, but what about Google Maps aka Consul Connect? “Our latest algorithm has created the most…

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svelte

They say that two’s company, and three’s a crowd. In this case, it’s the tried and tested duo that is Google’s Angular and Facebook’s React that are looking down their noses at the 3rd wheel that is Vue.js – obviously not catching onto any social cues or getting those not-so-subtle hints. But there’s an awesome…

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next.js

What does Facebook, JavaScript and ordering a coffee at Starbucks have in common? Apart from java being a type of coffee and Facebook being compiled from script? Well, a lot more than you think. So, if you think about it, Next.js is kinda like ordering at Starbucks. Think of the web client as a thirsty…

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.net

Ever hosted a dinner party with a room full of picky eaters? Janice can’t eat gluten; Tom is allergic to shellfish and Wendy?  She’s a vegan and can’t have any animal products within two plates of her own.  It’s a nightmare to get them all to play together nicely and accommodate them so the dinner…

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Ever heard the saying “putting lipstick on a pig” ? Well, in this case, JavaScript is the pig, and Ruby is the lipstick – with maybe a little bit of Python blush colouring its cheeks, and a touch of Haskell mascara. Although initially visually jarring, how the pig looks in lipstick does tend to grow…

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The age-old question – do you go with a good programming language, or a popular programming language? The tough love of Rustlang, combined with your hatred of the Rust compiler, will make you a better programmer. But then again, you can play Tetris as a templated metaprogram in the C++ compiler. So out of Rustlang…

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Using charcoal, pencils, and paintbrushes to create animations and artwork is so 2000 and late. Programming is a lot more than building websites and forging applications – it can be pretty, too. So what is P5JS and what are 5 things you need to know about it? It’s time to pack up the palette, and…

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Both Python and Go are very similar in the sense that they are both very beginner friendly, and somewhat forgiving when it comes to errors. They also both have great readability, that is, their variables, classes and methods all have a single purpose and are arranged with a consistent indentation and formatting style. When thinking…

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When most think about app development for iOS, their minds instantly go to using Objective-C versus using Swift – seeing as they’re native tech platforms for Apple products. Likewise, for Android, Java is the first point of call for most people. But what if you want your app to communicate across multiple platforms? It seems…

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