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Extracting Website Data and Creating APIs with WrapAPI

Today, almost all services we use have some sort of API. Some web applications are even built from API points alone, being passed to some kind of front-end view. If you’re a consumer of a service that provides an API, you’ll sometimes need more features or find limits to what the API can offer.
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readme.io's Build Looks To Greatly Simplify API Provisioning and Consumption (video)

Readme.io, one of the services that has greatly simplified the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level with a new offering called Build.
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Learn Computer Science With JavaScript: Part 4, Functions

Suppose you have a file that is 82 lines long and consists only of a series of statements. (I hope this is isn’t true, but anything is possible.
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Hyper 2.0 Has Been Released

Hyper terminal 2.0 stable just got released on all platforms this week. The most significant update is migrating from hterm to xterm.js, a full xterm terminal using web technologies. Microsoft Visual Studio Code also uses xterm.js for its built-in editor terminal.
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Deploying AdonisJS Apps to Heroku

The question on how to deploy AdonisJS apps keeps popping out within the AdonisJS community. The thing is that most people tend to forget that AdonisJS apps are Node.js applications and can be deployed the same way you would deploy any Node.js application.
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12 cool things you can do with GitHub

I’m going to start with one that I think most people know (even though I didn’t know until a week ago). When you’re in GitHub, looking at a file (any text file, any repository), there’s a little pencil up in the top right. If you click it, you can edit the file.
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Create a Barebones Angular App with the --minimal Flag

The Angular CLI gives us an easy way to create brand new Angular applications. Not only does it build Angular apps for us, it also gives us extras like testing built in. Sometimes you may want to create a simple Angular app that doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the CLI provides.
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Learn Computer Science With JavaScript: Part 2, Conditionals

In part one of this series, our programs were only written as a sequence of statements. This structure severely limits what we can do. Say you are designing a program that needs to log in users.
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Lozad.js: Performant Lazy Loading of Images

There are a few different "traditional" ways of lazy loading of images. They all require JavaScript needing to figure out if an image is currently visible within the browser's viewport or not. Traditional approaches might be: Both of these have performance problems.
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Measure Anything in Laravel with StatsD

I want to show you some tools and techniques you can use to measure anything and everything that you want in your Laravel applications with StatsD. These ideas are simple and not new; yet, I believe that the simplicity and power are what makes StatsD great.
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Video Game Console Emulator

Like most American children of the 1980s and 1990s, I spent a good amount of time playing video games with my friends.
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NativeScript and Vue.js: Toast Plugin

Continuing the NativeScript and Vue series, let's create an application that takes advantage of the nativescript-toast plugin. We'll start off by creating a new NativeScript Vue application: We're importing Toast from nativescript-toast and this allows us to use it inside of our Vue instance.
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5 things CSS developers wish they knew before they started

Una Kravets is absolutely right. In modern CSS development, there are so many things to learn. For someone starting out today, it's hard to know where to start. Here is a list of things I wish I had known if I were to start all over again.
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6 Things That Make Yarn the Best JavaScript Package Manager

Yarn is an open-source npm client that was developed at Facebook and improves on many aspects of the standard npm client. In this tutorial, I'll focus on the top six features that make Yarn awesome: One of Yarn's claims to fame is its speed compared to the standard npm client.
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10 Best React Native App Templates of 2017

React Native has been gaining in popularity for one obvious reason: it allows developers to write code across different mobile operating systems. This means that they no longer have to build the same app for iOS and for Android from scratch or specialise in one or the other operating system.
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Let’s Compare: RunCloud vs Forge vs ServerPilot

When your website or web application has outgrown your shared hosting account, it is time to move it to the cloud, or into a virtual private server (VPS). Nowadays, VPS providers offer better value in terms of CPU and RAM resources than the shared hosting counterparts.
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