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Outsourcing for developers: when and where?

For a long, long time I was hardily against the idea of outsourcing. I wanted to be everything behind the site for a client — the mind, the creative, the worker — everything. Outsourcing felt wrong. It felt like cheating and I wanted no part of it. Not until the time when I decided to bite off more than I could chew. There were about four open projects I had going and probably two others that I was putting the finishing touches on — and let's be honest, we all know how clients can be nearing the end of a...
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GitHub launches a new desktop application

Today, GitHub launched a new application, GitHub Desktop, for both Windows and MacOS platforms. As most GitHub users will know, GitHub already had applications for Windows and MacOS, although they were wildly different experiences on occasion. According to the blog post announcing the release, the new GitHub desktop provides: “a unified experience across both platforms.” Overall, the new app aims to improve collaboration between developers, which is afterall, what Git does best. Extra...
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20 best resources for learning AngularJS

Since its release in 2009, AngularJS has gained immense popularity due to the compelling features it’s packed with. Being an extremely advanced JavaScript MVW framework, not only does it enhance HTML with Directives; but it also simplifies both development and testing for developers. For some people, it seems quite difficult to learn Angular through the official documentation provided. Attempting to gain knowledge of Angular, they repeatedly search for related resources and often don’t...
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35+ web and mobile app analytics tools

Google Analytics... is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Quite a bit, actually. It's a fantastic tool, no doubt, and there are good reasons that it’s more or less the default choice for many; that cannot be denied. However, for the data-lovers out there, there is so much more to explore. And explore we shall! Here, we present a list of forty-five different tools for managing your analytics, from all-in-one solutions, to data aggregators, to tools that help you try to make sense of the data. CrawlTrack...
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Project Maelstrom: a peer-to-peer browser for the Web

For the first time ever, publishers have a brand new way of distributing content, one that doesn’t rely on a web server. BitTorrent, the company that still maintains the protocol of the same name, recently announced the release of the beta version of its peer-to-peer browser. Project Maelstrom’s alpha was first announced back in late 2014. The differentiating factor behind Maelstrom is that it uses the very same, distributed protocols of its torrent clients. The result is a unique new browser...
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40+ tools for writing better PHP

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development, but also used as a general-purpose programming language. With over 240 million indexed domains using PHP, including major websites like Facebook, Digg and WordPress, there are good reasons why many web developers prefer it to other server-side scripting languages, such as Python and Ruby. There are scads of PHP tools available over the internet for php developers, but finding an appropriate PHP tool is quite an arduous task...
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Essential tools for modern web development

Every day, we, as developers, use a wide array of tools to finish our tasks. And as we all differ in preference, so too do the tools we use. However, there are a lot of tools to choose from and trying them one by one will be counterproductive, and not to mention, difficult. So wouldn’t it be nice to have something like a Swiss knife for developers? You know, handy tools that you could just pull out from your bookmarks section? This saves you the trouble of doing a lot of Google searches that could lead to procrastination....
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50 Twitter tools to supercharge your social networking

Do you want to get the best marketing results, get more followers and understand them on Twitter this year? These tools will help you become more productive, efficient and skillful. They will help you understand when to tweet, which hashtags to use, how to tweet, who to follow, and much more. Managing your Twitter account along with your other online networks can be difficult if you have limited resources. It means we need some help. Today I’ve collected 50 twitter tools for productivity, for efficiency,...
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