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Watch folder/files change with bash script

Watch folder/files change with bash script

One of the greatest thing about web development is instant gratification. If you make any changes to your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript all you have to do is refresh the browser page and your new changes will show up. There is no time wasted compiling the code. However, recently I have been working on different projects and some of them make use of SASS or Less CSS. These are programming tools that compile into CSS. The main benefit is that you can use it modularize your css but the price is that you have to compile the CSS every time you make change.

Installing software: Ruby

Installing software: Ruby

Ruby is a programming language that has become popular after DHH has created a web framework with it, Rails. It is the first robust framework I used for development, but since then I have switched to different tools.

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

Creating your own CDN with Nginx

If you've used WordPress, then you know that it has a nice little folder called upload where all the pictures and videos you upload get stored. This is all fine and dandy, until people start accessing those assets.

What is the green lock on the browser?

What is the green lock on the browser?

Free Wifi has become a common thing today. When you head to the airport, or to a coffee shop, you have the option to connect to their free Wifi network. The advantage is you save bandwidth with your cellular data plan which can become quiet expensive if you go beyond your allocated monthly bandwidth. It is convenient.

Tech Locks

Tech Locks

The problem with locks is that there is always key to open them. No matter how secure you make them, you still have to make it accessible to the person who owns it. Because of this feature or flaw, anyone with the key can open a lock.

Writing history by mistake

Writing history by mistake

Social media is the business of sharing ideas not worth doing, but appealing to spread. Everyday there are some fantastic comments, ideas, and pieces of wisdom shared on social networks. These receive, in social metrics, tons of supporters.

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The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

The PC is not dead, we just don't need new ones

When was the last time you needed to buy a new PC? Two years ago? Three years ago? The last PC I built was in 2009. I had to upgrade because I pushed the previous one I built to the limit and that was in 2004. A 2009 desktop is old in computer years, but not so much in processing power. It maybe true that there are a zillion new processors out in the market and their benchmark show exponential improvement. But to me benchmarking is just a marketing gimmick. PC sales are plunging but they are the wrong indicator to determine the advancement of the technology. The reason we are not buying PCs anymore is because those we have are already pretty amazing.

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

List of laptops that support Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of my favorite OS. It is very user friendly, perfect for surfing the web, for music, for movies and even gaming. At the same time you have all the power of Linux behind it so I can use it for working on my projects. Recently, I bought a new laptop and unfortunately I found myself returning it because it was a just a giant hardware dongle.

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Detecting Internet Explorer version with JavaScript

Parsing the browser User Agent is very unreliable. Not only users can easily manipulate it but the string can be very inconsistent. There were times where I needed to write specific code for Internet Explorer but I don't like writing in line JavaScript or loading a separate script just for that. I wish browser makers could agree on making unique GUID that can easily be looked up on a table to determine the browser. So Instead, I make use of IE conditional comments to set values that will only be present in Internet Explorer.


JavaScript Collection

Learn tips and tricks that will turn you into an Awesome® Javascript Dev.

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Checking if variable is an Array

Since the last time I tackled this issue, there has been some improvements to newer versions of JavaScript. The Array object now has the isArray() method. To ch…

Are you new to JavaScript?

JavaScript can be a little bit challenging at first. There are a few things that once mastered will make your journey smoother. These are the little things that I want to explain to you here. I make the frustrating things as friendly as possible so you don't have to stress over it.

Photography

Every little corner has a story. Sometimes a camera tells the story and a picture is worth a thousand words.

There are professional photographers and then there is me who happens to have a camera on my phone. Here's to what came out.