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Ethereum Blockchain Ecosystem

Yes, I too am a victim of the cryptocraze and although making money is great, I'm slightly more interested in learning more about the blockchain ecosystem and specifically, Decentralized Apps (Dapps). From the Top Down Whenever I'm learning something new, I prefer to first learn it from the top-down. It

Radio: Preparing WAV files for cloud-based radio

For the past few months, my team at USC Radio Labs has been working to solve a pretty interesting problem; how to convert 60k+ audio files from WAV format to something more internet-ready. To provide a little context, in the 1990's, many radio stations started moving towards automating their music

Awesome radio stations for software engineers

As a software engineer, I spend a lot of time discovering new tools to help me become more productive. One of the most valuable –yet not often mentioned– is music. Since I work in radio, I spend even more time thinking about music curation than the average person and yes,

Ways to scrape data

There are many situations where you may need to scrape data. Data scraping development is really an art form (of its own) and the complexity of a project can range from a giant aggregator —written to capture, parse and store data— to something really small like a single function connected

Angular: Working with Google Material Design

The current nomenclature is to say stop announcing "Angular 2" or "Angular 4" and instead just say "Angular". Therefore, here is how to install Angular Material into your Angular app. Step 0 - Install Angular Install Angular Step 1 - Create an App Create

GIF encoder / decoder

This article from Dennis Felsing captured my attention i seconds. "Can you really embed a GIF with code? Can you do it in a way that connects to a central server?" If yes, then tracking pixels here we come! Can this be used to create a tracking pixel

How to create a temporary email address

I'm working on an app that aims to use Amazon Cognito for user registration and one of the things I need to test is e-mail signup. Instead of adding and deleting my personal e-mail every 5 minutes to test, I first pick a temporary e-mail service. https://www.mailinator.com/

Create fake test data using Node

I'm working on a tool that enables marketers to upload a CSV file full of mobile numbers and send auto generated survey's through Twilio. Before I begun working on an CSV file uploader, here is a small script that auto generates test data. I'm using Jake to run NodeJS scripts,

Troubleshooting Angular

Angular development moves so quickly that there's a really good chance you'll have to troubleshoot your installation. Below are a few common problems I run into all the time. ng build errors I received this somewhat cryptic message while trying to run ng build. You have to be inside an

Sources of inspiration for developers

If you area a software developer looking for your next gig, here area few sources for inspiration. I've organized this list into two main categories: paid and unpaid. The thinking behind this is that some developers would prefer to get paid while they learn about a particular technology or industry,
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