3 Reasons Why You Should Learn Github (Or Something Like It)
In the programming world, it’s critical to have a diverse skillset. The odds of finding someone who is supremely gifted at just one aspect or language of programming, such as C++, but has virtually no command of anything else, is pretty small. This is because technology is constantly growing and evolving, which in turn changes the stacks that companies work with. The need to diversify one’s
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AppXpress Weekend Update – 7/31/2015
Welcome back to the AppXpress Weekend Update! We will be posting an update highlighting the active AppXpress design and prototype challenges that are running on topcoder each week! Widget or Mobile Screen design challenges: AppXpress - Total Health Mobile App Design Concepts Challenge AppXpress iOS Design - Communi Concept Design Challenge AppXpress iOS Design - MTS Mobile App Design Concepts
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IOT RECIPE 3 – ALARMING WITH KUE
Abstract This article will demonstrate the use of queue theory and a feedback alarm system that notifies a user when a persistant alarm condition is met. We will use Kue, a Redis-backed job queue written in NodeJs to achieve an intelligent alarm system that prevents alarm fatigue. Introduction In recipe 1 and 2 we basically did the same thing: pumped data into a Data Lake and then aggregated it
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Three Reasons Why I Wish My Class Taught jQuery
This past spring, I had the good fortune of taking a web development class at my college. Since the class is rarely offered, and was essentially on a trial basis, it was pretty rare for anyone to have taken it at all. It was a fun learning experience, and I gained exposure to many important parts of web development, such as HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, nodeJS, and SQLite. While it was good to
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A #Swift Series Part 4 – In the World of Xcode
At this point in time, I’m going to switch it up a bit. Before, we were covering various aspects of Swift, learning how different parts of the language function (no pun intended). Now, I want to take a dip into Xcode. After all, much of Swift’s power comes from how it’s used within Xcode; it’s the complex, sometimes hair-pullingly frustrating IDE that allows developers to design and build
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IOT RECIPE 2: ARDUINO + TREASURE DATA + SALESFORCE.COM
Abstract This recipe will build on recipe 1 but instead of pushing data to Mongodb and displaying the data with D3js, we will push the data to Treasure Data and then aggregate it to Salesforce. Treasure Data is a hosted Hadoop-like solution which supports both Hive and Pig. We will take advantage of two features of TD, namely 'Export' and 'Scheduler' to upsert our aggregate sensor data into
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IOT RECIPE 1: ARDUINO YUN + MONGODB + D3JS
Abstract I briefly talked about this solution in my introduction to this series but wanted to dive into more details here. Let's start with my current favorite Microcontroller, the Arduino Yun. You may recall this MCU has both a Arduino and a Linux processor, and we will be using both. On the Linux side we will write a simple agent in Node. This agent will get sensor values and POST them to our
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Ionic – The Application Layout
In Part 3 we created the basic service for making API calls to get challenge data. In Part 4, let's talk a bit about our final application layout. This post is part of an ongoing series: Part 1: Dip Your Toe In Part 2: A Few of My Favorite Things Part 3: The API Service Part 4: Application Layout Part 5: Wiring Up the Search Screen Layout Ok - we've got some building blocks in place now, so
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I Got Engaged With Swift
Misleading title alert: I didn’t get engaged to Swift, but Swift certainly had a place in my recent engagement. The story that follows is about how I am a sap, a geek, and a mediocre coder. I consider myself a very lucky guy. Many years ago I met a wonderful woman who accepts me for all my geeky qualities and supports me in all my ridiculous endeavors. I’ve known for years she would become my
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Swiftly Build Your Cred in Our New iOS Topcoder Community
In today's world, I've seen recruiters ask for 5 years of Swift programming language experience despite the fact the language itself is only been out for a little over a year! Demand for Swift experience is clearly on the rise. Which is why we are excited to announce our first vertical community focused solely on iOS (iOS.topcoder.com). Here you'll be able to show your skills, compete in real
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