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Bees With Machine Guns
Distributed load testing using EC2.
testing  ec2  amazon  python  loadtesting 
7 hours ago
How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW)
PAPER Magazine “broke the Internet” when it put a naked Kim Kardashian on the web. This is how their web team made it happen.
amazon  development  scaling  worldwideweb  devops  caching  varnish  gluster  tornado 
8 hours ago
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times' Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn't — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
interesting  journalism  socialmedia  twitter 
8 hours ago
Angular momentum
Jeremy Keith on monolithic javascript frameworks
javascript  webdevelopment  userexperience  worldwideweb 
3 days ago
PerfBar
Simple way to collect and look at your website performance metrics quickly, that supports budgeting and adding custom metrics.
javascript  metrics  performance  worldwideweb  tools  statistics  measurement 
3 days ago
Something Borrowed, Something Drupal
Overview off the new third party libraries in Drupal8
drupal  drupal8  symfony  programming  webdevelopment  php 
4 days ago
Getting Started Guide | Twitter Developers
And Twitter (they have their own syntax, but it's based on, and falls back to, OG)
from twitter
4 days ago
Pattern Library
Jekyll-based open source style guide/pattern library.
jekyll  opensource  webdevelopment  styleguide  tools 
5 days ago
Eigenvectors and eigenvalues
"Eigenvalues/vectors are instrumental to understanding electrical circuits, mechanical systems, ecology and even Google's PageRank algorithm. Let's see if visualization can make these ideas more intuitive."
maths  google  pagerank  vector  fibonaccisequence 
5 days ago
The matte paintings of the original Star Wars trilogy and their creators
"Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren't. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie."
starwars  art  design  mattepainting  moveis  film  cinema  inspiration  desktop 
6 days ago
Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures on Vimeo
"These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle."
ifttt  vimeo  video  art  design 
6 days ago
The trouble with five
"In this collection of tilings by regular polygons the number five is conspicuously absent."
maths  science  patterns  tiles  symmetry 
10 days ago
Imperfect Congruence
It is a curious fact that no edge-to-edge regular polygon tiling of the plane can include a pentagon.
geometry  design  maths  shapes  patterns 
10 days ago
The Beginner's Guide to BDD
A comprehensive resource designed to provide everything you need to know about Behaviour Driven Development.
development  programming  software  bdd  testing  webdevelopment  usercentereddesign 
10 days ago
Elon Musk on Twitter
"Rapid unscheduled disassembly event" is my new go-to phrase (and band name)
science  space  spacex  rocketscience  funny  from twitter
10 days ago
Principles of Configuration Management - Part One
This is the first in a series of posts about Drupal 8's configuration management system.
drupal  configuration  sysadmin  deployment  webdevelopment  drupal8 
11 days ago
Starivore Extraterrestrials? Interacting Binary Stars as Macroscopic Metabolic Systems
I love this theory: "Starivore Extraterrestrials? Interacting Binary Stars as Macroscopic Metabolic Systems"
space  science  theory  from twitter
11 days ago
inklewriter
A free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories.
storytelling  writing  fiction  interactive 
12 days ago
Native mobile apps
Using Drupal as the backend for mobile application development.
ios  drupal  application  android  content  contentstrategy  business  cmf  cms 
13 days ago
Ship Your Enemies Glitter
Glitter gets everywhere, so why not send it to someone you don't like:
funny  revenge  glitter  glitterasaservice  from twitter
13 days ago
Untitled (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/smwdot)
The brilliant is only 7% away from completing the campaign for her new album. She's ace:
from twitter
13 days ago
What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry - Boing Boing
RT : What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry
from twitter
13 days ago
I tried on 56 wearables today. Here’s a photo of every single one of them
Venturebeat journalist Harrison Weber examines the unsustainable state of wearables.
wearables  iot  st4i  funny  bigdata 
13 days ago
AWS Tips I Wish I'd Known Before I Started - W(e)blinks
A collection of random tips for Amazon Web Services (AWS) that I wish I'd been told a few years ago, based on what I've learned by building and deploying various applications on AWS.
amazon  aws  devops  deployment  hosting  sysadmin 
13 days ago
Mapnificent
Mapnificent shows you areas you can reach with public transport in major cities around the world, including London, Manchester, and Dublin.
london  transport  travel  maps  mapping  exploration  manchester  dublin  geodata 
14 days ago
Falsehoods programmers believe about addresses
"Addressing is a fertile ground for incorrect assumptions, because everyone's used to dealing with addresses and 99% of the time they seem so simple. Below are some incorrect assumptions I've seen made, or made myself, or had reported to me."
programming  assumptions  development  address  maps  mapping  geodata 
14 days ago
Sketch Land
An index of the most useful resources for Sketch
design  sketch  sketchapp  osx  mac 
17 days ago
Data + Design
A simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information
book  data  design  visualisation 
18 days ago
Tex-Mex sausage plait
"The classic picnic roll gets a spicy makeover, as pork sausagemeat is flavoured with Mexican chipotle paste, green chillies, lime and coriander"
recipe  food  mexican  pork  chipotle  chilli  lime  coriander 
18 days ago
Yo Hedley!
Scaffold a headless Drupal backend, Angular app client, and Behat tests
drupal  restful  angularjs  behat 
18 days ago
(500) https://requestpolicycontinued.github.io/
The RequestPolicy add-on for Firefox is an eye opener. Look at all these external requests:
from twitter
18 days ago
Browserify
Use a node-style require() to organize your browser code and load modules installed by npm.
browser  javascript  nodejs  programming  webdevelopment 
18 days ago
EAN.IO
MEAN - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS. based fullstack js framework
javascript  framework  nodejs  angularjs  mongodb  webdevelopment 
18 days ago
Centralizing Logs with Lumberjack, Logstash, and Elasticsearch
"We've all done it. When we needed to find something in a log, we just did a cat or a tail and piped it to grep. Maybe we told grep to also show us X lines before and after what it found. That works fine and dandy when you've got just one or two servers. But what about 30, or 300, or 3000?"
logging  elasticsearch  kibana  lumberjack  logstash  drupal  devops  sysadmin 
18 days ago
ElasticSearch 101 - A getting started tutorial
A tutorial for getting started with ElasticSearch, the highly scalable open source search engine with a REST API that is hard not to love. Covers running ElasticSearch, CRUD operations, basic search and mappings.
learning  search  tutorial  elasticsearch  apache  lucene  webdevelopment 
19 days ago
Words API
A RESTful API for the English language. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms, hierarchies, all returned in JSON
api  dictionary  english  language  words  json  webdevelopment 
19 days ago
We Suck at HTTP
A million times yes to this rant by about how we broke HTTP. HTTP is a damn good spec.
http  specification  worldwideweb  from twitter
19 days ago
Ordnance Survey Maps Six-inch England and Wales, 1842-1952
"Topographic mapping covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s."
history  maps  mapping  ordnancesurvey  geodata 
20 days ago
Service and Server Optimization
"This site is dedicated to information relating to tweaking, tuning, and optimizing your server-software."
devops  sysadmin  nginx  apache  dns  nfs  kernel  lighttpd 
20 days ago
Why you should not use AngularJs — Medium
Much time has passed since AngularJs birth (given the fact how fast front-technologies evolve). Now on the internet, the…
angularjs  javascript  webdevelopment  programming  accessiblity 
22 days ago
Neat Algorithms - Paxos
"Paxos is a family of algorithms for teaching a whole bunch of decidedly unreliable processes to reliably decide on stuff. More formally: it allows a group of unreliable processors to deterministically and safely reach consensus if some certain conditions can be met, while ensuring the group remains consistent if the conditions can’t be met."
algorithm  programming  science 
25 days ago
The Ur Programming Language Family
"Web application language that’s functional, pure, statically typed, and strict"
worldwideweb  web  language  technology  programming 
28 days ago
RequestPolicy
Firefox addon for privacy and security
privacy  security  advertising  mozilla  firefox 
29 days ago
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