SassMeister vs BeautifyTools vs CSS 2 SASS OnlineCompilers

If you are anything like me you enjoy open source, free, and non-committal applications for development. Sure there are times when we have to purchase software licenses and even times when it really benefits us. I’m thinking here about WordPress themes and Visual Studio Professional. For things like editing simple markup, or writing syntactically awesome stylesheets…

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JavaScript Masters: What Is This?

If you are learning JavaScript you will undoubtedly come across JavaScript Masters repeatedly in your journey. At first like much of JavaScript, the usage of this keyword can be a little confusing. When, why and what is this? This keyword was introduced in the initial definition ECMA standard and has carried through the versions into now. It was…

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Why Material Design for Angular’s Button Are Better

In any Angular application I am working with, there have been two front end frameworks that I have heavily relied on. I wouldn’t consider any library to use in my project unless it also has an Angular implementation. Material Design for Angular and UI Bootstrap, both possess Angular implementations. In my early involvement with Angular, I…

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How to Use JQuery with Typescript

TypeScript is a free and open-source programming language developed and maintained by Microsoft. It is a strict syntactical superset of JavaScript, and adds optional static typing to the language. – Wikipedia This superset of JavaScript is managed by Microsoft and compiles to JavaScript code. In fact, you can write JavaScript code alongside your TypeScript code. This also…

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How to Get Users From Active Directory Services

Using DirectoryServices, PrincipalContext, PrincipalSearcher, and DirectoryEntry Before we start writing any code, open up Visual Studio Express. Any version 2012+ will work. Start a new console project and name it ‘ReadingFromAD’. Let’s get started In order to read from Microsoft’s Active Directory we need to reference two DLLs: DirectoryServices and DirectoryServices.AccountManagement; This managed code provides us a set of Interfaces…

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Host a WordPress Site for Free in the Cloud

More big companies are moving to the cloud, and so are the little guys Amazon has been trying hard to entice the little shops and hobbyist into their digital doors too. In case you aren’t aware, Amazon, the world’s biggest marketplace, has been building a massive infrastructure in undisclosed locations around the globe. This secret…

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