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Game Programming Patterns book

April 13, 2018 Leave a comment

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Functional Programming in JavaScript

February 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Published on Jun 21, 2015

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In this video series, I will teach you how to do functional programming in JavaScript. In this first one, I will tell you about one of the most important concepts in functional programming: Higher-order functions. I will talk about what higher order-functions are, and then move on to code, and show you how to use them. I will also tell you why you should learn functional programming in the first place.

Caption authors (Portuguese)
Lucas Fernandes da Costa Nickollas Coelho
Caption author (French)
Science & Technology
Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

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Using in Your (Django) Project

February 8, 2018 Leave a comment

A client recently asked me why all the Django projects we create have a in the root of the project. Lots of projects get by just fine without one, so why do I use it? The explanation turned out a bit long-winded, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog post here.

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“The Internet’s broken and that’s bad news…” – Cory Doctorow at ConveyUX

January 26, 2018 Leave a comment

“The Internet’s broken and that’s bad news, because everything we do today involves the Internet and everything we’ll do tomorrow will require it. But governments and corporations see the net, variously, as a perfect surveillance tool, a perfect pornography distribution tool, or a perfect video on demand tool—not as the nervous system of the 21st century. Time’s running out. Architecture is politics. The changes we’re making to the net today will prefigure the future our children and their children will thrive in—or suffer under.”

—Cory Doctorow

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Burner email –

January 11, 2018 Leave a comment

What’s it for?
Testing code, avoiding spam… or whatever you need it for.

Testing: Building a web application that sends email? Create many test accounts without cluttering your inbox.

Anti-spam: Using a site that you don’t trust with your personal details? Create a Slippery address just for that site.

…or anything else that requires short-term, read-only email.

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Gathering Metrics from Your Infrastructure and Applications

January 8, 2018 Leave a comment


Understanding the state of your systems is essential for ensuring the reliability and stability of your applications and services. Information about the health and performance of your deployments not only helps your team react to issues, it also gives them the security to make changes with confidence. One of the best ways to gain this insight is with a robust monitoring system that gathers metrics, visualizes data, and alerts operators when things appear to be broken.

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MkDocs – Project documentation with Markdown.

November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous static site generator that’s geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file.

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