Using New Build Tools in React 0.14

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By Frankie Bagnardi Frankie Bagnardi is a senior front-end developer creating user experiences for various clients. In his free time, he answers questions on StackOverflow (FakeRainBrigand) and IRC (GreenJello), and enjoys small projects. He is a co-author of the brand new second edition of Developing a React Edge by Bleeding Edge Press.  React and the tools… Read more »

Five Questions with Daniel D. Gutierrez – Author of “Machine Learning and Data Science”

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Recently, we were able to ask five questions of Daniel D. Gutierrez about his new book from Technics Publications called “Machine Learning and Data Science: An Introduction to Statistical Learning Methods with R.”  Below, Daniel talks about his inspiration for writing, why he chose R as the language for the book, and who would benefit most… Read more »

Refactoring a JavaScript Application to Use Microservices: What we Learned With Backbone and Marionette

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Earlier this year, we overhauled our search application and changed it from a django app to a microservice. This opened us up to move the frontend of our search out of django templates and into a single-page JavaScript application that communicates via JSON. Marionettejs Starting from scratch allowed us to think about the overall structure and components of… Read more »

My Life with Open Source (Or How Helping Strangers Boosted My Career)

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The beginning My first contact with open-source was the same as it is for most people: using open-source projects. I’m too curious to stop at that. I wanted to know how these projects I’ve been using were written and which architecture and patterns they use. I wanted to debug its code so I could both use… Read more »

Streamlining CSS Print Design with Sass

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Three years ago, my colleagues and I in O’Reilly Media’s Production department made the decision to rearchitect our print-publishing software toolchain to support typesetting print books in HTML and CSS. Doing print layout with web technology was a fairly radical notion at the time (and still is today!), especially in traditional publishing-industry circles where commercial… Read more »

Fun with Docker Swarm

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What is Docker Swarm? Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It allows you create and access to a pool of Docker hosts using the full suite of Docker tools. With the increased attention of containerization and microservices, Docker is an obvious choice for development and perhaps production. How can an Infrastructure team leverage shared… Read more »

Improving your Ruby on Rails Applications with Effective Use of Hash Objects

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by Sam Phippen Sam Phippen has been writing software for more than seven years. He routinely gives conference talks about software design and testing and currently serves the Ruby community as a member of the RSpec core team. Sam regularly contributes to Open Source Ruby applications and works as a consultant at Fun and Plausible… Read more »

Five Java 8 Features That You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

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by Trisha Gee Trisha Gee is the author of the new video series called “Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservices” from Addison-Wesley Professional. If you’re a Java developer you’ll have heard about lambda expressions making their way into Java SE 8. You might not be aware, however, that there’s much more to Java 8… Read more »