December 2017

GitHub vs GitLab: Comparison, Features, History, Repositories

Git Is version control software designed specifically to keep track of the changes made to files over time. In other words, Git is a distributed revision control system which means that every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with the full history of the project, not just the current state of the

Front-End Tooling Trends 2018 Plus… CSS Preprocessor Intro

Front-end development tools and techniques evolve rapidly, but we must stay on top of them to keep a competitive edge and extract superlative performance from websites and apps. To achieve this goal ByteScout presents emerging front-end tooling trends going into 2018, along with an intro to CSS Preprocessors versus native CSS code. To begin, let’s

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TOP-5 Smart Contracts and How to Use Them

If you use or create technology in any way, you’ve probably heard all about Blockchain. But what exactly is Blockchain? How does it tie to smart contract platforms and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Let’s unwrap some Blockchain fundamentals to see how the technology links to formal agreements. Bitcoin and Blockchain technology explained In essence, Blockchain is

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Learn More About Different Async Patterns in JS

Background: what’s async, at the start? Async programming has been made popular because of JavaScript, but it exists in fact in many languages. In pure theory, you can even do async programming in C if you feel really adventurous. But first, what’s async programming? Well, it’s a way to deal with operations that can take

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Ultimate Lasso.js Tutorial

As a client-side Javascript module bundler, Lasso.js provides powerful advantages over other bundlers. Optional dependencies, code splitting, and plugins for pre-processing are among the innovative optimizations featured. Lasso.js enables asynchronous loading of additional JavaScript and CSS following initial page load. Combine this with Lasso’s de-dupe feature to eliminate module redundancy, and you have the ultimate

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Connecting to Amazon RDS with MySQL

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the largest and most well-known on-demand cloud computing platforms available. Part of the reason for their popularity is that they have an easily scalable set of web hosting platforms, including storage, networking, database services, among many others. Typically these services are not visible to end-users but can provide a

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