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The Radar: September 30, 2015

September 30th, 2015 - by Julie Hale - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

Linux in the Browser

Full, root-level access to a Linux box from your mobile phone browser.

React Native

Step outside of your iOS developer comfort zone and you may just find something even better than before—React Native.

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Basic Design Principles

Roman Mars is obsessed with design….and flags. In this humorous talk, Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.


Most Expensive Book

How an automatic pricing algorithm on a book about flies got out of hand—$23,698,655.93 to be exact!

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Noir Films

Open Culture has posted the 5 best noir films in the public domain—from Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street to Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker.

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Spicy Foods

A huge observational study conducted in China by Harvard researchers suggests that eating spicy foods more often reduces the risk of death.

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C# Inception

This is a brief overview for using the new Rosyln compiler and C# to analyze .NET code.  The presentation underscores that this allows developers to analyze their code with code much like you can unit test your code with code.


Brand Battles

This article chronicles the stories behind five infamous brand battles—how they came to fruition and where they stand today.

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Style Guides

This explains the reasons why style guides are not only helpful, but are efficient and necessary.

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ES6 Array Extensions

A lot of new methods are being added to Javascript for creating and manipulating arrays.
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Picking Passwords

The Ashley Madison hack shows that when users choose predictable passwords, it makes security measures worthless.

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