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Blender Guru. Converting ICalendar to XML. Google Code Archive - Long-term storage for Google Code Project Hosting. ClearImage Barcode Recognition - Read Code 39 code 128 code39 code128 1D barcodes and 2D PDF417 DataMatrix symbologies from PDF TIFF JPG image from scanner, fax or camera. Bitcoin. 3 Steps to Better UI Wireframes. Creating sketches of a user interface, called wireframes, is often the first step in the design phase of a software or web project.

3 Steps to Better UI Wireframes

Wireframing your software or website project may seem simple at first because of how easy they are to create, but it’s actually a more nuanced (and important) step than it appears. If you’re new to wireframing, or are looking to level up your wireframe game, these steps should help you get the most out of the wireframing stage. An example of a wireframe created with Balsamiq Mockups.

IT employment surges by 70,500 jobs, unemployment dips to 3.4 percent: CompTIA. Job growth in IT continues to boom, according to a new survey from non-profit trade association CompTIA.

IT employment surges by 70,500 jobs, unemployment dips to 3.4 percent: CompTIA

The survey of hiring trends in IT for the first half of 2015, entitled IT Employment Midyear Update, shows the addition of more than 70,000 jobs, citing the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. CompTIA tracks both the technical positions in the IT industry as well as supporting positions like sales, marketing, and human resources. It also tracks technical workers who are employed across every other industry sector of the economy. The survey shows that 14 of the past 18 months have seen job gains, with a particular spike in April 2015. Unemployment in IT also sits below the national average, which is 3.4% compared to 5.3%, nationally. "The IT industry is healthy," said Tim Herbert, senior vice president of research and market intelligence at CompTIA.

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Bitcoin me: How to make your own digital currency. Bitcoin may have become a thing of fascination for the media very recently, but the digital currency actually celebrated its fifth birthday this month as its value hovered at around $1,000 per coin.

Bitcoin me: How to make your own digital currency

Bitcoin was never intended to be the one cryptocurrency to rule them all, because anyone can make their own version of it. The code which underpins the currency is released under what's known as an open-source licence. Connect With the World Around You Through Nearby APIs. Posted by Akshay Kannan, Product Manager Mobile phones have made it easy to communicate with anyone, whether they’re right next to you or on the other side of the world.

Connect With the World Around You Through Nearby APIs

The great irony, however, is that those interactions can often feel really awkward when you're sitting right next to someone. Today, it takes several steps -- whether it’s exchanging contact information, scanning a QR code, or pairing via bluetooth -- to get a simple piece of information to someone right next to you. Ideally, you should be able to just turn to them and do so, the same way you do in the real world. This is why we built Nearby. Nearby uses a combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and inaudible sound (using the device’s speaker and microphone) to establish proximity. With the latest release of Google Play services 7.8, the Nearby Messages API becomes available to all developers across iOS and Android devices (Gingerbread and higher).


Programming. Tutorial: HTML Templates with Mustache.js. When developing modern HTML applications, you often write a lot of HTML fragments programmatically.

Tutorial: HTML Templates with Mustache.js

You concatenate HTML tags and dynamic data, and insert the resulting UI markup into the DOM. Here is a random code example of this approach: The proliferation of this kind of code throughout your application comes with some downsides. The tight coupling of UI and data logic doesn’t promote separation of concerns and reuse. It makes your application harder to write and harder to maintain. Color schemes.


Lesson 1: What is SQL? Apps, Tablets and Usability. Using CSS gradients - Web developer guide. CSS gradients are new types of <image> added in the CSS3 Image Module.

Using CSS gradients - Web developer guide

Using CSS gradients lets you display smooth transitions between two or more specified colors. This lets you avoid using images for these effects, thereby reducing download time and bandwidth usage. In addition, because the gradient is generated by the browser, objects with gradients look better when zoomed, and you can adjust your layout much more flexibly. Browsers support two types of gradients: linear, defined with the linear-gradient() function, and radial, defined with radial-gradient(). Linear gradients To create a linear gradient, you set a starting point and a direction (specified as an angle) along which the gradient effect is applied. Simple linear gradients. Software Language Processing Suite — Grammar zoo. The objective of the Grammar Zoo is to accumulate grammars of various software languages, extracted and recovered from language documentation, parser specifications and other artefacts and make them available in a range of formats. 569 grammars and counting Abstract Behavioral Specification Language.

Software Language Processing Suite — Grammar zoo

Welcome home. Evolve your own beats: automatically generating music via algorithms - Vik's Blog. Update: you can find the next post in this series here.

Evolve your own beats: automatically generating music via algorithms - Vik's Blog

I recently went to an excellent music meetup where people spoke about the intersection of music and technology. One speaker in particular talked about how music is now being generated by computer. Debugging Mobile with jsconsole. Web development for mobile devices has several major limitations.

Debugging Mobile with jsconsole

There are strongly divergent screen resolutions (from iPad to the first generation of Blackberry), multiple browsers (webkit but also IEMobile, Firefox, Opera mini and mobile, etc.) and multiple operating systems (Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Palm, Blackberry). Each device has its own constraints and performance. Skeleton: Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development.