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How to Write Your First Node.js App in Linux

Web development trends have changed drastically over the last few years and as a web developer, to be at the top of your game, it’s important to stay updated with latest technologies. JavaScript is the current trending programming language out there; it is without doubt the most popular technology...
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How Facebook Made a Universal Open Source Language for the Web

A more flexible alternative called Graph Query Language, developed by Facebook, is spreading fast and has won over companies ranging from GitHub to Audi. GraphQL is heavily inspired by another language called Facebook Query Language, which in turn was based on Structured Query Language, the well-...
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An Example of How C++ Destructors Are Useful in Envoy

For a while now I’ve been working with a C++ project (Envoy), and sometimes I need to contribute to it, so my C++ skills have gone from “nonexistent” to “really minimal”. I’ve learned what an initializer list is and that a method starting with ~ is a destructor. I almost know what an lvalue and an...
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Learn Node.js, Unit 3: A tour of Node.js

Node is often described as “JavaScript on the server”, but that doesn’t quite do it justice. In fact, any description of Node.js I can offer will be unfairly reductionist, so let me start with the one provided by the Node team: “Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine...
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Ruby in Containers

There was a time when deploying software was an event, a ceremony because of the difficulty that was required to keep this consistency. Teams spent a lot of time making the destination environments run the software as the source environment. They thereafter prayed that the gods kept the software...
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Introductory Go Programming Tutorial

Maybe you've heard of Go. It was first introduced in 2009, but like any new programming language, it took a while for it to mature and stabilize to the point where it became useful for production applications. Nowadays, Go is a well-established language that is used for network and database...
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This Week in Numbers: The Node.js User’s Tech Stack

The Node.js Foundation published its third annual user survey based on 1,626 members of the Node community. In the future, we will look at the package managers and languages these developers are using. For now, readers will be interested to see the types of infrastructure that are most often used...
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The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down recently and the focus is more on tools or features around popular frameworks.

JavaScript Trends for 2018

Trying to bet on how many new JavaScript frameworks will be released each month, is, the best software engineer’s game in the past 5 years. Something interesting since last year: The race to the “best ever ever ever framework” in JavaScript slowed down and the focus is more on tools or features...
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Intro to Python
Start learning Python now with this introduction from Carla Schroder.

Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which programming language you should learn next, and that is Python. Oh,...
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Monitoring Network Traffic More Efficiently

In today’s data networks, traffic analysis — determining which links are getting congested and why — is usually done by computers at the network’s edge, which try to infer the state of the network from the times at which different data packets reach their destinations. If the routers inside the...
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