Since I like using AngularJS and the current client project and the last few client projects I’ve been on use AngularJS, I realized there may be others out there who want to start learning AngularJS or enhancing their current AngularJS web apps. So I started a newsletter where we post the newest books, tutorials, articles, modules and code libraries that AngularJS developers should check out.
Originally posted on The Ubuntu Incident:
You want to listen to Digitally Imported radio channels from command line for instance. For this you need the URL of the stations but it’s somewhat hidden on the web interface.
There is a public list of stations at http://pub7.di.fm/. You can write
pub7 in this address.
I wrote a quick and dirty script that extracts station URLs (see the script here).
The output of the script is here (download the list here):1
(01) http://pub7.di.fm/di_ambient Ambient – a blend of ambient, downtempo, and chillout
(02) http://pub7.di.fm/di_bigroomhouse Big Room House – The most uplifting, floor-filling Big Room House!
(03) http://pub7.di.fm/di_breaks Breaks – a fine assortment of trance and house breaks
(04) http://pub7.di.fm/di_chillhop ChillHop – Trip Hop infused, downtempo nujazz and chillout beats.
(05) http://pub7.di.fm/di_chillout Chillout – ambient psy chillout, check out our trippy flavors!
(06) http://pub7.di.fm/di_chilloutdreams Chillout Dreams – relax to…
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There’s a new task runner around, Gulp.js, and it’s supposedly very good (haven’t had a chance to try it yet) but there are still many projects using Grunt. If you want to try out Gulp on an existing Grunt-based project, it can be tedious to start rewriting things because Gulp is imperative and based on the idea of streams while Grunt is more declarative.
grunt2gulp.js helps make the transition from Grunt to Gulp. I used the files on this blog post as a test case, and I also used a Gruntfile from a strongloop project as a test case. Both test cases are included in the examples directory.
What I like about gulp from what I saw is that it’s a wrapper around orchestrator and vinyl-fs and it’s straight-forward. Grunt is monolithic from what I’ve seen and I think moving to Gulp will be a good move over the long-term. However, I think there is still a place for a declarative sort of task configuration file.
In any case, if you’re trying to move to Gulp from Grunt, check out grunt2gulp! Feedback would be great, and patches would be freaking awesome.
Working on a django site at work, it’s not bad, however still working with angularjs code after work and on the weekends.
Originally posted on SourceContribute:
Poul-Henning Kamp has written a fantastic article about why companies should just “throw money at developers” of free/open source software projects. The recent Heartbleed problem with OpenSSL could have been caught had there been more developer time devoted to the project. However, that developer time costs money and we should be far more giving to free/open source projects.
FOSS does not materialize out of empty space; it is written by people. We love what we do, which is why I’m sitting here, way past midnight on a Saturday evening, writing about it; but we are also real people with kids, cars, mortgages, leaky roofs, sick pets, infirm parents, and all kinds of other perfectly normal worries.
The only way to improve the quality of FOSS is to make it possible for these perfectly normal people to spend time on it. They need time to review patch submissions carefully…
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1. Todd Motto
He also has a nice article on creating an AngularJS directive from one of your existing plugins/scripts.
2. Year of Moo
They don’t post articles about AngularJS often but when they do, they’re full-on guides that cover a lot and contain many useful ideas.
One of their most popular articles is about unit testing, end2end testing and midway/integration testing with AngularJS. This article is the standard reference that is linked to everywhere whenever unit testing in AngularJS is discussed.
3. Misko Hevery
UPDATE: I forgot someone on this very brief list!
4. Ben Nadel
Ben Nadel has been writing AngularJS articles for…since forever (2012) it looks like and in great depth too. He wrote a good article covering performance of $scope.evalAsync and even wrote his own replacement for $resource/ngResource called httpi.
More Places To Get Your AngularJS Fix!
Overall it’s hard to find out who’s the most influential, there are more and more people checking out AngularJS every day and it’s a decentralized community, you can find great information in all sorts of places.
Originally posted on Locklin on science:
This post is inspired by the “metacademy” suggestions for “leveling up your machine learning.” They make some halfway decent suggestions for beginners. The problem is, these suggestions won’t give you a view of machine learning as a field; they’ll only teach you about the subjects of interest to authors of machine learning books, which is different. The level-3 and level-4 suggestions they make are not super useful either: they just reflect the tastes of the author.
The machine learning literature is vast, techniques are bewilderingly diverse, multidisciplinary and seemingly unrelated. It is extremely difficult to know what is important and useful. While “metacademy” has the horse sense to suggest reading some books, the problem is, there is no book which can even give you a survey of what is available, or make you aware of things which might be helpful. The best guide for the perplexed, in my not…
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