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A Second Look at Facebook’s React

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React is a very impressive library for developing fast, component-based UIs. That said, it’s not a full framework and will likely require additional libraries in order to build large apps.

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Groking Angular: Dependency Injection and Testing

Although Angular’s syntax for Dependency Injection is sometimes difficult to understand, it’s actually quite straight forward to use for testing.

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How and When to Use Various GORM Querying Options

Grails GORM supports five increasingly powerful querying mechanisms: 1) dynamic finders, 2) where clauses, 3) criteria, 4) HQL, and 5) SQL.

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How to Configure IntelliJ IDEA For Angular JS Testing

Here’s a simple guide on how to configure IntelliJ IDEA to use Karma/Jasmine to run Angular tests

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A Rating System For Free Apps

Every time I install a new free app, I wonder about exactly how its creators intend to make money. Am I going to see a bunch of ads? Are they going to sell me something? Are they going to sell me to someone?

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How to Write a Children’s Book

As a parent, I read a lot of children’s books. Each time I pick up one of these literary masterpieces, I can’t help but stare at amazement at the words in front of me. It’s hard to believe that such a delightful work of art was conceived of, written, edited, printed, distributed, and sold by and to adults.

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Online Commenter Types

There are many, many people online who like to comment on things. A few are lucid, most are harmless, but some are… Well, let’s just say “not very nice”.

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Designers vs. Bootstrap

Although some web designers are opposed to using front-end frameworks like Bootstrap, I respectfully disagree.

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The Microsoft Tax

Microsoft’s recent embrace of open-source software does not eliminate the cost you pay if you decide to embrace its stack.

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Startup Defaults

Setting up infrastructure for a new startup is easier than ever with a set of products like Google Apps and AWS.

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How to Build a Cheap Treadmill Desk

Treadmill desks are becoming quite popular among the sitterati. A few months ago, spurred by a combination of back problems and the chorus of “sitting will kill you” articles, I decided to build one.