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May 2015

April 2015

How to take advantage of Redis just adding it to your stack

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Redis is different than other database solutions in many ways: it uses memory as main storage support and disk only for persistence, the data model is pretty unique, it is single threaded and so forth. I think that another big difference is that in order to take advantage of Redis in your production environment you don't need to switch to Redis. You can just use it in order to do new things that were not possible before, or in order to fix old problems.

March 2015

How to setup your own private, secure, free* VPN on the Amazon AWS Cloud in 10 minutes by Web Development

So, we all know the benefits of using a VPN like privacy, anonymity, unblocking websites, security, overcoming geographical restrictions and so on. However, it has always been hard to trust a VPN provider who could potentially log and intercept your internet traffic! Launching a private VPN server will give us the best of what a VPN truly offers. This guide will walk you through all the steps to running your own VPN server in about 10 minutes.

January 2015

Hacker Surfing | Free lodging in SF for engineers and designers. No strings.

Free Food & Housing in San Francisco for Engineers and Designers Stay for up to a week. Meet startups that are hiring. No strings.

jquery.matchHeight.js - a more robust equal heights plugin for jquery

matchHeight makes the height of all selected elements exactly equal. It handles many common edge cases that cause similar plugins to fail.

UX Check

UX Check is a Chrome Extension that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation.

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design

Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not specific usability guidelines.

Why developers hate being interrupted · Belfast · The Tomorrow Lab

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Interruptions are to developers what kryptonite is to Superman—they kill productivity and there’s a significant recovery period. There are two types of interruption: the planned meeting and the one where someone walks over to your desk to talk to you (or if you’re unlucky enough to have a desk phone it’s when the phone rings). The random interruption is akin to walking up to a someone building a lego tower, kicking it over and expecting them to continue from where they were the moment before you arrived. The planned meeting is a lot longer and kills productivity before, not just during and after. So, there are two types of problem that need addressed here.

December 2014

The offline cookbook - JakeArchibald.com

When AppCache arrived on the scene it gave us a couple of patterns to make content work offline. If those were the patterns you needed, congratulations, you won the AppCache lottery (the jackpot remains unclaimed), but the rest of us were left huddled in a corner rocking back & forth.

Flakes • An Admin UI & Template Framework

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Flakes is an Open Source Design & Frontend Framework that serves as a foundation for internal business applications. Flakes is a combination of CSS Libraries, JavaScript Libraries and Design files that serve as a foundation. Flakes gives priority to function and usability over glitz, it takes a no-nonsense approach to user interface design.

November 2014

Fiasco Design » An award-winning creative design agency Fiasco Design

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Hello. We’re a small award-winning creative design agency based in Bristol. We bring ideas to life with design and code. Whether it’s branding, web design, animation or print, we pride ourselves on putting creativity at the heart of everything we do.

Open Source Email Templates · sendwithus

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Open Source Email Templates Responsive, Free, and Community Driven

Segment - We make customer data simple.

Segment is the single hub to collect, translate and route your customer data.

7 Principles of Rich Web Applications |

This is a writeup based on a presentation I gave at BrazilJS in August 2014. It builds on some of the ideas I’ve been blogging about recently related mostly to UX and performance.

How To Scroll

Scroll-based interaction is incredibly popular for interactive storytelling. There are many compelling reasons for this, yet scrolling is surprisingly nuanced and easy to break. So here are five rules for employing scrolling effectively.

Une application pour découvrir les "Volcans d'Auvergne"

Développée par une jeune start-up clermontoise, l'application mobile finale "Volcans d'Auvergne" devrait voir le jour au printemps 2015. Ce concept innovant permettra aux Auvergnats, mais également aux touristes, de découvrir les volcans qui les entourent. En attendant, le prototype est d'ores et déjà téléchargeable...

Forecast for Developers

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The easiest, most advanced, weather API on the web

October 2014

Introducing Payola | Pete Keen

I released an open source Rails engine named Payola that you can drop into any application to have robust, reliable self-hosted Stripe payments up and running with just a little bit of fuss.

Revelry Labs | Making a Rails app without a database

Occasionally, you may want to build a Rails app without ActiveRecord or a database. Your application might only store data using third party APIs, or might not have any persistent data at all. Since Rails optimizes for the most common case (a database-backed app), it refuses to start the server without a database connection by default.

FormatJS

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FormatJS is a modular collection of JavaScript libraries for internationalization that are focused on formatting numbers, dates, and strings for displaying to people. It includes a set of core libraries that build on the JavaScript Intl built-ins and industry-wide i18n standards, plus a set of integrations for common template and component libraries.

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