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Featured news, events, job opportunities, organisations, exciting projects and websites (especially Jamaican projects and websites) can be found here.
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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Sunday 30. 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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Gitlab

GitLab is a web-based Git-repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking and CI/CD pipeline features, using an open-source license, developed by GitLab Inc. From project planning and source code management to CI/CD and monitoring, GitLab is a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle. Only GitLab enables Concurrent DevOps to make the software lifecycle 200% faster.

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Thursday 13. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey User Experience Featured UX

State of UX in 2019

We have seen quite a lot in 2018. After curating and sharing 2,239 links with 264,016 designers around the world, we have isolated a few trends in what our industry is writing, talking, and thinking about. Here’s what to expect for UX in 2019.

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Monday 10. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey React Featured

React JS

React, a JavaScript framework that aims to painlessly create interactive UIs. It is maintained by Facebook and a community of individual developers and companies. React can be used as a base in the development of single-page or mobile applications.

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Friday 07. December 2018 Posted by: Alteroo Featured

Webcraft Conf

Why Attend WebCraftConf? Web technologies have become a pervasive and indispensable part of modern organisations. Intranets, portals, SaaS, mobile applications and marketing websites all have the web as a common denominator. In 2019 the web touches every industry, from banking to insurance, from education to non-profit and government agencies. Attending WebCraftConf signals your commitment to innovation and technological leadership.

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Friday 07. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Python Featured JaD Plone

December 2018 Updates

After doing a shadow launch in September 2018 to gain some initial data, we at JaD have been customizing our website to meet the needs and wants of our prospective customers and users.

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Friday 07. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured

Programming Languages

Computer programming language, any of various languages for expressing a set of detailed instructions for a digital computer. Such instructions can be executed directly when they are in the computer manufacturer-specific numerical form known as machine language, after a simple substitution process when expressed in a corresponding assembly language, or after translation from some “higher-level” language. Although there are many computer languages, relatively few are widely used.

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Wednesday 05. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured Programming Language

Python

Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace

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Wednesday 05. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured Programming Language

PHP

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a server-side scripting language designed for Web development, and also used as a general-purpose programming language. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994; the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group.

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Wednesday 05. December 2018 Posted by: oshane-bailey Featured Programming Language

Java

Java is a popular general-purpose programming language and computing platform. It is fast, reliable, and secure. According to Oracle, the company that owns Java, Java runs on 3 billion devices worldwide. Considering the number of Java developers, devices running Java, and companies adapting it, it's safe to say that Java will be around for many years to come. Java is one of the main programming languages that is taught at U.W.I and UTech.

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