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Browser Applications – Chrome Extension Programming

Writing Chrome Extensions are easier than you thought. Learn what you need to know, so you can start right away.

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Window to Window Communication in Electron

In Electron, it is certainly easy to create a multi-window application app in Electron, but what if you want to communicate between these windows? While we run into a restriction in the Chrome V8 Engine, that requires us to avoid remote code execution, there is a great way to accomplish window-to-window communication in Electron. We …

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Using Material UI Themes in React

An additional theme being added to your app, not only adds character to your application, but can also increase accessibility to app. While the Material-UI documentation hasn’t always been clear on how to accomplish this, it’s actually an easy system to become accustom to. We’ll quickly go over how to implement themes and how to …

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Type Checking: A Necessity in Dynamic Development

When first learning about type checking, it can be easily seen as an unnecessary addition to an application. When it comes to dynamic languages, type checkers prove themselves invaluable in a rapid development setting, and in a multitude of ways. Once you see the benefits, it is difficult to keep from making it a common …

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Writing Complete Apps in Electron

For a few years now, Electron has been my go-to framework for developing desktop applications, and in that time I ran into a few unexpected nuances. Others sharing these issues found they would abruptly move away from Electron because of it. So we will discuss everything you need to write your apps in Electron, as …

react redux

Getting Started with Redux: Part 3 – Refactoring

Now that we have a working Redux app now, we should start looking at ways we can optimize our code, as well as take full advantage of redux. In this last part of getting started with redux, we will cover how to take advantage of asynchronous actions, DRYing up our code, and controlling and accessing …

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Getting Started with Redux: Part 2 – Redux App

After the first part of Getting Started with Redux, we should now have a good understanding of what we want to accomplish, as well as an idea of how we want to implement it within our application. So instead of going even deeper into Redux philosophy, why not spend this part focusing on the code? …

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Getting Started with Redux: Part 1

With many articles revolving around FP, they tend to be focused around redux being a part of the app’s foundation. With that, I would love to give any new-comers a great place to get started. In this 3 part guide, we will cover the react/redux concept, practices, and application, used when adding Redux to an …

Development with iRuby using Jupyter

The Jupyter Notebook (previously iPython) is a common go-to in the Python world, but did you know you could use Jupyter to test code in other languages as well? Today I want to bring up development with iRuby, a Ruby kernel for the Jupyter system.

Effective Bug Tracking with BugHerd

If you have ever used a bug tracker in your applications before, you probably remember an excruciating experience where you found yourself setting up a hosted tracker, and finding some way to offer it to your users. To make matters worse, you surely found yourself tasked with the dilemma of getting your users to even …