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 »

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 »

Can your computer be creative? National Novel Generation Month 2015

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Now in its third year, National Novel Generation Month is a whimsical offshoot of the wildly popular National Novel Writing Month. NaNoGenMo participants write a computer program that outputs a “novel” of at least 50,000 words. (There is no official definition of “novel”—any 50,000 words qualify.) The Verge had a good roundup of the 2014… 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 »

React 0.14: Why Local Component State is a Trap

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by Richard Feldman Richard Feldman is a functional programmer who specializes in pushing the limits of browser-based UIs.  He works at NoRedInk building education tools using Elm and React. He is also one of the authors of the upcoming second edition of “Developing a React Edge: The Javascript Library for User Interfaces” from Bleeding Edge Press…. Read more »

Exploring Python’s New Asynchronous Statements and Expressions With Daniel Arbuckle

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By Daniel Arbuckle Daniel Arbuckle is a computer scientist and software engineer who has worked with, studied, and built a career around Python starting with version 1.5. He is the author of multiple books and videos on Python for Packt Publishing.        Python’s first steps toward an implementation of coroutines came in December 2001 with the… Read more »