15 Lessons Learned while Converting from ASP.NET to .NET Core

At Stackify we have been doing a lot of work with .NET Core over the last few months. We ported StackifyLib and our logging appenders over. We have also made sure that our app performance tools, Prefix and Retrace, can be used to profile .NET Core based apps....
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Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView

There are many tutorials, libraries, and examples for implementing “drag & drop” and “swipe-to-dismiss” in Android, using RecyclerView. Most are still using the old View.OnDragListener, and Roman Nurik’s SwipeToDismiss approach, even though there are newer, and...
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20 Excellent Wireframing Tools for Mobile

Planning and wireframing your mobile website or application is an essential part of a successful design process. It can help save you money (on design and development costs), expand initial ideas, build structure and functionality and effectively gather invaluable...
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New Tool Identifies MySQL as Top Database in Software Stacks

MySQL is the most popular database, according to a new tool that ranks various development tools according to their usage in the technology stacks used by various companies. Three-year-old start-up StackShare Inc. View original...
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The early days of Ethernet

In light of yesterday's post, here's a short look at the early days of Ethernet. Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable jack into the wall or a switch and we get the network. What's to think about? View original...
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OutlawCountry revelations from WikiLeaks show the CIA can target Linux

The Vault 7 leaks continue to flow thick and fast from WikiLeaks, shedding more and more light on the hacking and infiltration capabilities of the CIA. The latest batch details the OutlawCountry project which finds the CIA targeting Linux systems. [mgamazon...
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Cross-Platform App Dev Tool Corona Is Now Completely Free

Corona Labs Inc. has made both of the main components of its namesake cross-platform development framework free to use. The framework, leveraging the Lua scripting language, is used to create games and apps for mobile -- including iOS and Android -- desktop and...
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One Keyboard+Mouse, multiple computers, the Microsoft way

From Microsoft Garage, the new "Mouse without Borders" - it supports also keyboard, clipboard and file drag and drop. Its an alternative to Synergy, Input Director and similar solutions. I'll give it a try later. Download it...
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Getting Started with Hybrid App Development

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Web hosting company pays $1 million after Erebus ransomware attack

The cost of a ransomware attack can be pretty substantial. Businesses that are not well prepared are looking at lost revenue from downtime and massive damage to their reputation, not to mention a pretty hefty ransom bill as well. For web hosting company Nayana, that...
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15 Lessons Learned while Converting from ASP.NET to .NET Core

At Stackify we have been doing a lot of work with .NET Core over the last few months. We ported StackifyLib and our logging appenders over. We have also made sure that our app performance tools, Prefix and Retrace, can be used to profile .NET Core based apps....

Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView

There are many tutorials, libraries, and examples for implementing “drag & drop” and “swipe-to-dismiss” in Android, using RecyclerView. Most are still using the old View.OnDragListener, and Roman Nurik’s SwipeToDismiss approach, even though there are newer, and...

20 Excellent Wireframing Tools for Mobile

Planning and wireframing your mobile website or application is an essential part of a successful design process. It can help save you money (on design and development costs), expand initial ideas, build structure and functionality and effectively gather invaluable...

The early days of Ethernet

In light of yesterday's post, here's a short look at the early days of Ethernet. Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable jack into the wall or a switch and we get the network. What's to think about? View original...

Cross-Platform App Dev Tool Corona Is Now Completely Free

Corona Labs Inc. has made both of the main components of its namesake cross-platform development framework free to use. The framework, leveraging the Lua scripting language, is used to create games and apps for mobile -- including iOS and Android -- desktop and...

Web hosting company pays $1 million after Erebus ransomware attack

The cost of a ransomware attack can be pretty substantial. Businesses that are not well prepared are looking at lost revenue from downtime and massive damage to their reputation, not to mention a pretty hefty ransom bill as well. For web hosting company Nayana, that...

Build Desktop Apps Using Electron: The Beginner’s Guide

Electron is a framework for building cross-platform desktop applications using Node.js and Chromium. Electron uses web pages as its GUI, so you could also see it as a minimal Chromium browser, controlled by JavaScript. Before installing electron, make sure that you...

What really happened with Vista

This article has been in my to read list for a few days now, but due to a lack of time I haven't been able to finish it yet. There's a lot of information in the article about the development of Windows Vista, and even though I haven't finished it yet I can guarantee...

Litho: A Declarative Framework for Efficient UIs

Litho: A Declarative Framework for Efficient UIsPosted on:Apr 18, 8:20pm PDT Components for Android allows developers to implement complex, efficient RecyclerViews through a simple declarative API. In this session we’ll discuss the function and features of this...

Open-sourcing Litho, a declarative UI framework for Android

One challenge in Android development is achieving smooth UI performance. Developers can spend a lot of time optimizing, squeezing out every bit of speed from their UI code, and yet still experience lag and dropped frames in complex scenarios. ...

qemu-img for Windows

QEMU disk image utility for Windows. It is used for converting, creating and consistency checking of various virtual disk formats. It’s compatible with Hyper-V, KVM, VMware, VirtualBox and Xen virtualization solutions.This build has been optimized for Windows Server...

Windows Virtio Drivers

This page describes how to obtain and use virtio drivers for Windows virtual machines running on KVM, and additional software agents for Windows VMs. There is a yum|dnf repo shipping 'virtio-win' RPMs. The RPMs install driver binaries and agent installers on your host...

One Keyboard+Mouse, multiple computers, the Microsoft way

From Microsoft Garage, the new "Mouse without Borders" - it supports also keyboard, clipboard and file drag and drop. Its an alternative to Synergy, Input Director and similar solutions. I'll give it a try later. Download it...

Setup Lighthouse, CentOS, 3 simple steps

Lighthouse analyzes web apps and web pages, collecting modern performance metrics and insights on developer best practices. Here is a simple 3 step setup guide for CentOS: Setup the EPEL yum repository install nodejs and npm using YUM Run npm install -g lighthouse And...

SystemD quick cheat sheet

A small collection of Systemd commands, along with the Sysvinit counterparts. Sysvinit Command Systemd Command Notes service frobozz start systemctl start frobozz Used to start a service (not reboot persistent) service frobozz stop systemctl stop frobozz Used to stop...

NativeScript example, step by step, Windows 10

A tiny, 5 minute, tutorial on creating a new empty project using NativeScript + TypeScript, compiling it and running in Android. First of all, install NativeScript (NodeJS v4.6.0 x64)plus the latest NativeScript. Check if the installation is OK: tns...

Converting multi-page PDF to PNG using ImageMagick

Quick tutorial on converting PDF files to PNG using ImageMagick in CentOS. Foreplay: install ImageMagick First, install ImageMagick using yum. As ImageMagick is not available, you need to activate the EPEL repository in your CentOS installation. wget...

Web font generator

At fontSquirrel. You upload your font and it generates every known format, CSS code and even embeds fonts inside CSS using base64 data.

Public Datasets

Available at Xiaming's Github, Awesome Public Datasets are (mostly) free. Subjects include Agriculture, Biology, Climate/Weather, Complex Networks, Computer Networks, Contextual Data, Data Challenges, Economics, Energy, Finance, Geology, GeoSpace/GIS, Government,...

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