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The Radar: December 14, 2017

December 14th, 2017 - by Isabel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Programming Biases

5 cognitive biases you should be aware of while programming.

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The Angular Breakup Letter

While Angular has gained popularity among developers, it’s not exactly loved by everyone.

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Modern Front-End in Rails

Learn how to set up a modern component-based Ruby on Rails app using Webpack, PostCSS, and other tools instead of the Assets Pipeline.

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Content First

Craft helps you build a content-centered CMS to keep your content fresh.

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React 16’s New Features

An introduction to the new features in React 16 SSR, including arrays, performance, streaming, and more.

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Azure Bot Service

Learn about Microsoft’s new tools for developers to create bots using their Cognitive Language Understanding Service.

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The Radar: December 6, 2017

December 6th, 2017 - by Isabel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Developer Friendly Databases

Learn how to determine which NoSQL database is right for your app.

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Drawing Widget

A drawing widget you can embed and use within a web page.

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Phoenix vs. Rails

5 reasons to use Phoenix instead of Rails in your next web app project.

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Training Data for Deep Learning

Learn some of the challenges with deep learning for training data.

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The Cost of JavaScript

This author evaluates the cost of JavaScript in web applications with an emphasis on performance drawbacks on mobile phones.

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Repealing Net Neutrality

Interesting article on the implications of repealing net neutrality laws.

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The Radar: November 29, 2017

November 29th, 2017 - by Isabel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Elixir School

Lessons on the Elixir programming language.

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Tips on Tests

One developer’s thoughts on finding the balance between writing the right amount of tests and the right kinds of tests.

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Programming Made Easy

A two minute video about how easy programming is with Python.

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SSR vs CSR

Walmart Labs discusses the benefits of using Server Side Rendering versus Client Side Rendering on their site.

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Safer Software

Learn how using Rust helps you create safer software.

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Diagnosing Cloud Performance

Five steps to detect root causes of poor cloud performance.

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The Radar: November 22, 2017

November 22nd, 2017 - by Isabel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Ruby Creatures

Meet some of Ruby’s exceptional creatures.

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Dawn of the Microlith

An overview on the pros and cons of both monoliths and microservices and how Elixir can help you find the middle ground between the two.

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Serverless Computing

Learn what serverless computing is and how it works.

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User Stories

A good primer on how to write good user stories.

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The LTV/CAC Ratio

Learn why depending solely on the LTV/CAC ratio can be risky for early stage startups.

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Font Identifier

An easy way to identify font type.

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The Radar: November 16, 2017

November 16th, 2017 - by Isabel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Elm in Production

In this 30 minute video, learn about one developer’s experience using Elm.

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Understanding Country

An interesting blog post on the complexities of having an input type of country.

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Container Stacking & Cloud Space

Learn how stacking multiple containers within a single cloud instance can save space on the cloud.

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Advertising at Its Finest

An awesome advertising video that puts a spin on luxury and reminds us of the power of the user/customer perspective.

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Multi vs. Single-Page Applications

Read about the pros and cons of multi-page and single-page applications.

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Railway-Oriented Programming

This article discusses Railway-Oriented Programming (ROP) and how to implement it using Elixir.

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