Friday, 28 August 2015

Flarum – Open Source Forum Software Focus on Simplicity

Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. It’s forum software reimagined. Flarum looks and feels great out of the box. The user interface is streamlined so you can spend less time clicking and more time talking. You […]

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Sponsor: imgix — Real-time Image Resizing as a Service

Looking to take advantage of the srcset attribute or <picture> element, but don't want to store the different versions of each image? Looking to apply blurs to images that don't peg the browser? imgix can help.

imgix is a real-time image resizing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and process images simply by changing their URLs. Mix and match over 90 URL parameters for unlimited different ways to process images.

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Dremel se lance dans l'imprimante 3D grand public avec l'Idea Builder

Lancée en 2014 aux ztazuni, la Dremel 3D Idea Builder est une petite imprimante 3D qui a apparemment suffisament marché pour arriver dans le commerce en Allemagne par la suite et se faire un chemin jusqu'à chez nous. Le constructeur favoris des bricoleurs annonce qu'elle sera disponible sur Amazon et chez certains revendeurs spécialisés (chez Julio y a tout ce qu'il faut !) dès le 1er septembre... [Tout lire]

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5 open source alternatives to Trello

But most kanban board tools are multi-purpose, and you can also use them to track next actions, someday/maybe lists, or even just what groceries you need to pick up. The killer feature of almost all of them is the ability to share your boards with a team, allowing group collaboration and keeping everyone on the same page. When looking for an open source tool to fit my needs, I came across five great options and wanted to share a little bit from my experience with each.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

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The Advanced Persistent Threat You Have: Google Chrome (PDF) — argues that if you can’t detect and classify Google Chrome’s self-updating behavior, you’re not in a position to know when you’re hit by malware that also downloads and executes code …

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Google's been recruiting programmers based on their search habits

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Want a job slinging code for Google? You might already be on the company's radar. According to new Google hire Max Rosett, he never applied for a job at Google -- the company reached out to him after he made a habit of using Google search as a programming resource. One day, a search for "python lambda function list comprehension" returned something unexpected: a secret Google recruitment test.

Seriously. If you search the right terms often enough, Google might interrupt your quest for knowledge with a question: "You're speaking our language. Up for a challenge?" If you are, you'll get access to Foo.bar, a UNIX-like interface that presents users with programming challenges. Foo.bar led Rosett through six different challenges, each with specific requirements and time limits. When he finished them all, it asked for his contact information -- Google rang him up, ran him through the regular employment rounds and now he works there. Simple as that.

Don't bother searching for Foo.bar though -- the test is invitation only. Finding the page is easy enough, but it won't let you play if you weren't specifically asked to: "To log in, you have to have logged in before," the page reads. Confused visitors are invited to, you guessed it, search Google for answers. It's a slightly creepy recruitment tool, but it's also fun, quirky and refreshing. Try it out. If you can.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

MillWheel: Fault-Tolerant Stream Processing at Internet Scale

MillWheel: Fault-Tolerant Stream Processing at Internet Scale – Akidau et al. (Google) 2013 Earlier this week we looked at the Google Cloud Dataflow model which is implemented on top of FlumeJava (for batch) and MillWheel (for streaming): We have implemented this model internally in FlumeJava, with MillWheel used as the underlying execution engine for streaming […]

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FilePizza Does Peer-to-Peer File Sharing In Your Web Browser

Peer-to-peer file sharing services like BitTorrent Sync are great ways to share large files without paying for third-party cloud storage, but that still requires you download software. FilePizza shares files using peer-to-peer, but does so right in your browser.http://ift.tt/1fszevx...

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Eve Aims To Change The Way Programming Works

Lego Officially Revealed Its New WALL•E Set

Lego has officially revealed Pixar animator Angus MacLane’s Lego Ideas WALL•E set.Available starting September 1 for $50, the 677-piece set includes a booklet about MacLane and the Pixar film. Here’s the official description: "Build, display and role play with WALL•E! Construct the LEGO® Ideas version of WALL•E with posable neck, adjustable head and arms, gripping hands, opening trunk and rolling tracks.Build a beautifully detailed LEGO® version of WALL•E—the last robot left on Earth! Created by Angus MacLane, an animator and director at Pixar Animation Studios, and selected by LEGO Ideas members, the development of this model began alongside the making of the lovable animated character for the classic Pixar feature film. It has taken almost a decade to perfect the LEGO version, which incorporates many authentic WALL•E characteristics, including a posable neck, adjustable head, arms that move up and down and side to side, plus gripping hands and rolling tracks. With a trunk that opens and closes, you can tidy up the planet one pile of garbage at a time! This set also includes a booklet about the designer and the animated Pixar movie."(Read...)



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Google Research Leads To Automated Real-Time Pedestrian Detection



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COBOL Comes To Visual Studio 2015



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