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Social Media 2.0: Real Life Augmentation

Social media platforms such as MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ have been transformative technologies which shaped the early years of the twenty-first century.
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Hosting Provider

This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You need a website. You have a clear idea of what you want, and have carefully considered the type of hosting you need.
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From REST to GraphQL: Why and How to Make the Move

REST is something of an industry standard for API design. It's simple, well-documented, and unobtrusive because it acts as a set of guidelines rather than as an enforced standard. This makes REST very easy to adopt.
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A Look at Desktop Environments: XFCE

Xfce is yet another lightweight but highly customizable desktop environment many people use for GNU/Linux, and is the environment of choice for systems such as Xubuntu, and Manjaro (Although Manjaro does come in other flavours, Xfce is known as the Manjaro teams initial focus and was their primary D
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Building a User Invitation System with Laravel

In the not too distant past at ubisend, we needed to build a solution to provide our users the ability to invite additional users to manage their account. This is a pretty common problem.
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7 Ways to Make WordPress Simpler for Users

This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress is one of the simpler Content Management Systems.
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Overhang.js – A jQuery Plugin for Dropdown Notification Messages

How annoying are the default JS alert boxes? They feel like a relic from a primitive bygone era of web development. Nowadays, we can make unobtrusive notification messages that share the same information but don’t interrupt the user experience. And that’s exactly what you can do with overhang.
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How and When to Use Various API Authentication Methods

There are three standard ways to manage API authentication these days: API keys, OAuth tokens and JSON Web tokens (JWT). Adam Duvander over at the Zapier engineering blog explains how and when to use them. The humble API key is the common and earliest form of API authentication.
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How to Get OTA Updates Faster?

Recently, OnePlus has released Android 7.1.1 update for OnePlus 3. I know a lot of you haven’t got it yet. Don’t worry! All the smartphone manufacturers roll out updates on the basis of the region. That means you have to be in Europe or America to get your hands on the updates first.
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Multirange Polyfill Support for Dual-Handle HTML5 Sliders

The new HTML5 range inputs are fantastic for quantities and dynamic selections like dates. But the default range slider doesn’t support multiple handles. Enter Multirange, a polyfill created to support multiple handles that function properly and support all major browsers.
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How to Leave Your Terrible Job or Project This Year

As with learning to say no, learning when to quit can be a hard thing. Quitters are losers, after all. But maybe you’re stuck in a job that you hate.
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