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Manage Your JavaScript Canvas Elements

The browser JavaScript ecosystem moves fast. It's easy to become overwhelmed trying to keep up with new browser features and JavaScript application frameworks. Oftentimes, developers get burnt out by trying to [...]

Unit Testing Vue Components

Unit Testing Vue Components If you're wise, before you decide to use a framework, you check to make sure you'll be able to adequately unit test your application if that [...]

Spotlight on Sphinx: Python Docs For Everyone

If you’ve ever looked at the Python documentation, you’ve seen Sphinx in action. Sphinx is an open-source project that allows people to automatically generate static websites for Python documentation. Besides code-heavy [...]

The Journey from Vue to MobX

I recently began using React with MobX at my new company. Having used Vue with VueX at my previous job, I immediately noticed congruence between the two patterns. What I [...]

Using Horizon/RethinkDB with React

Horizon is an open source Backend as a Service (BaaS) that allows developers to easily build data-driven web and mobile applications. Horizon, which is built on RethinkDB and by the [...]

Sending Secret Messages with Numpy

Numpy is a prominent Python library used for numeric computation. It is very popular with data scientists and analysts who need to do some heavy number crunching. One of the [...]

Where to Study Web Development (Solo) in 2017

appendTo offers web development training courses for teams of developers. That said, we realize many people are learning web development and JavaScript on their own. Thankfully, there’s more resources than ever for [...]

Maintainable and Optimized CSS with CSS Modules

There have been many techniques proposed to help developers develop maintainable and scalable CSS, some of which oppose each other rather directly. BEM was designed to avoid class name clashes, [...]

Intro to Decentralized Databases with GUN.js

Distributed Systems and Decentralization Whether we realize it or not, the software systems that we use in our day to day are an amalgamation of varying services. They are distributed [...]