How the Lightning Network Helps Blockchains Scale

This introduction to the Lightning Network was originally published at Bruno’s Bitfalls website, and is reproduced here with permission. Bitcoin is currently impractical to use because of slow and expensive transactions plaguing its blockchain. Most people use it as a store of value (the digital gold fallacy) or to trade on exchanges. A concept known […]

The Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon Set

The Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon Set The Future Is Here! Augmented And Virtual Reality Icon Set The Smashing Editorial 2018-05-18T15:45:28+02:00 2018-05-18T15:22:16+00:00 What once sounded like science fiction has become a reality: All you need is to grab a VR headset or simply use your web browser and you suddenly find yourself […]

Monthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web Authentication

Monthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web Authentication Monthly Web Development Update 5/2018: Browser Performance, Iteration Zero, And Web Authentication Anselm Hannemann 2018-05-18T13:51:17+02:00 2018-05-18T15:22:16+00:00 As developers, we often talk about performance and request browsers to render things faster. But when they finally do, we demand even more performance. Alex Russel from […]

Distributed App Deployment with Kubernetes & MongoDB Atlas

This article was originally published on mongoDB. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Storytelling is one of the parts of being a Developer Advocate that I enjoy. Sometimes the stories are about the special moments when the team comes together to keep a system running or build it faster. But there […]

How to Use Service Workers to Communicate Across Browser Tabs

This interview has been republished from Versioning, SitePoint’s daily subscription newsletter helping developers stay up-to-date and knowledgeable by offering curated links to the essentials in front-end, back-end, design and UX, news, business and more. Learn more and sign up here. Tim Evko is a front-end developer, managing a primarily React codebase, and team lead at ExecThread, […]

The CSS Grid Layout vs CSS Frameworks Debate

With cutting-edge CSS standards like CSS Grid Layout and Flexbox, coding a webpage layout is no longer such a pain. If you add to this that browser support for both Grid and Flexbox is pretty good too, then the question is bound to come up: Why should I learn and use a CSS framework in […]

What is a Bitcoin Node? Mining versus Validation

This introduction to Bitcoin Nodes was originally published at Bruno’s Bitfalls website, and is reproduced here with permission. You’ll often hear the word node thrown around in blockchain and cryptocurrency circles. If you’ve read our intro to blockchain (and we highly recommend you do that), one of the characters in the comic there that’s writing […]

More Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery

More Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery More Than Pixels: Selling Design Discovery Kyle Cassidy 2018-05-17T14:10:03+02:00 2018-05-18T06:51:46+00:00 As designers, we know that research should play a pivotal role in any design process. Sadly, however, there are still a lot of organizations that do not see the value of research and would rather jump straight into the […]

What the Heck Does “Script Error” Mean?

This article was created in partnership with Sentry.io. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. If you’ve done any work with the JavaScript onerror event before, you’ve probably come across the following: Script error. “Script error” is what browsers send to the onerror callback when an error originates from a JavaScript file […]

Bootstrap Grid: Mastering the Most Useful Flexbox Properties

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the key Bootstrap CSS classes for building layouts with the Bootstrap grid system. Bootstrap 4 uses Flexbox as the basis for its grid system. I’ll explain the Flexbox CSS properties that underlie the new grid’s functionality, and define how the Bootstrap flex utility classes work to help you […]

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