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Featured news, events, job opportunities, organisations, exciting projects and websites (especially Jamaican projects and websites) can be found here.
Sunday 20. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey Smartphone YouTube Video Battery Teng IoS Featured Lithium Ion Android

Yes, Batteries Are Our Future. Here’s Why.

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Great minds over at the University of California Irvine have cracked nanowire batteries that can withstand plenty of recharging. The result could be future batteries that don't die.

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Friday 18. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured Payment Gateway Mastercard

Mastercard Bans Automatic Billing After Free Trials

Isn't it annoying when you sign up for a free trial and forget to cancel before the company starts billing you? Mastercard apparently thinks so, because it will no longer allow the practice on its accounts. The credit card company now requires merchants to get a cardholder's approval, via text or email, at the end of a trial before they start billing.

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Real World Example Apps written in various backend and frontend programming languages

"The mother of all demo apps" — See how the exact same Medium.com clone (called Conduit) is built with various frontend and backend programming languages. Yes, you can mix and match them, because they all adhere to the same API spec

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Thursday 10. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey SEO Bad Practices Best Practices Featured

Why Your Links Should Never Say "Click Here"

Why Your Links Should Never Say "Click Here". This is very bad for SEO. Google search engine bots, for example, are smart bots, which uses the title, alt and content of a link to determine its relevance and context in order to provide better search results. Therefore, this will harm your site, and the guys at Smashing Magazine gives more insights on how it might affect your users.

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Tuesday 08. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured CES CES 2019

CES 2019: It’s opening day at the Consumer Electronics Show!

January 8th, the opening day of CES 2019. The show floor in Las Vegas will be buzzing with new tech from all over the world. CNET is live streaming highlights from the Big TECH Conference. CES 2019 is filled with robotic pets, a Next Big Thing panel on the future of media, and a live demo of the Airframe Exoskeleton.

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Monday 07. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey Git Repository Github Self Hosted Git Repository Featured Git Private Repository

New year, new GitHub: Announcing unlimited free private repos and unified Enterprise offering

Is Microsoft really becoming the new champion of OSS? After a major buyout, Github services are becoming more open, flexible and most importantly, free. What are your thoughts on Github offering unlimited free private repositories? How do you think it will impact Bitbucket, which only offers 5 free private repositories or Gitlab that has unlimited free private repos?

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Thursday 03. January 2019 Posted by: oshane-bailey Brotli Nginx Google Lighthouse Featured Page Speed

Setting up Brotli on Nginx

Brotli is a relatively new compression algorithm that was developed by Google in order to help further reduce the size of files. This means less bandwidth is used to transfer files that take advantage of Brotli compression and visitors accessing these files to receive them faster.

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Monday 31. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Laravel Agile Featured Git Scrum

Laravel GitScrum - a Simple and Robust solution to manage your software development project

Laravel GitScrum is a free application developed specifically for agile teams to be more collaborative, self-organised and cross-functional. The aim is to help the development teams to use Git and Scrum for task management and development on a day-to-day process. GitScrum can be integrated with Github or Gitlab or Bitbucket. It comes with Product Backlog, Epics, User Story, Kanban and many features that will help your team to be more flexible and agile.

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Staying off the Rocks: Using Lighthouse to Build Seaworthy Progressive Web Apps (Google I/O '17)

In 2016 at Google I/O, Lighthouse was launched to improve the quality of website and PWA apps. Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for auditing and improving the quality of your web apps. One year later, Eric Bidelman and Brendan Kenny walked through what's new in Lighthouse in 2017 and how it's evolved into a companion for modern web development. This video covers various aspects of Lighthouse in different environments (Node CLI, Chrome DevTools, WebPageTest, headless Chrome) and ways you can extend Lighthouse by authoring custom audits to run against website.

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Nowadays, especially in Jamaica, most Game Programming Degree Programs come in the form of associate’s degrees. However, if you’re intent on earning a three to four-years education in game development, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, the first of many, I will mention some affordable online and offline degree programs for Game Development.

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