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A Maker’s Journey into 3D printing

If you’ve visited any social media outlets, you’ve probably come across a never-ending list of new words and terms—the Internet of Things, technological dissonance,...

The War on Data Science: Python versus R

Data science The relatively new field of data science has taken the world of big data by storm. Data science gives valuable meaning to large...

The Rise of Data Science

The rise of big data and business intelligence has been one of the hottest topics to hit the tech world. Everybody who’s anybody has...

Aspiring Data Analyst, Meet Your New Best Friend: Excel

In general, people want to associate themselves with cool job titles and one that indirectly says both that you’re clever and you get paid...

Notes from a JavaScript Learner

When I started at Packt, I was an English grad with a passion for working with authors, editorial rule, and really wanted to get...

Micro Transactions: Gamer’s Bane?

I play a lot of games (who doesn't these days) and I've grown from my Nintendo 64, where I considered myself a pro at...

The Future as a Service

“As a Service” services (service2?) generally allow younger companies to scale quickly and efficiently. A lot of the hassle is abstracted away from the...

GDC 2014: A Synopsis

The GDC of 2014 came and went with something of a miniature Big Bang for game developers. Whether it was new updates to game...

Frontend Frameworks: Bootstrapping for Beginners

I was on the WebKit.org site the other day, and it struck me that it was a fairly ugly site for the home page...

Soldering: Tips and Tricks for Makers

Although solderless breadboards provide makers with an easy way to build functioning circuits and software, the builds are only really reliable if they aren't...

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Understanding the Foundation of Protocol-oriented Design

When Apple announced Swift 2 at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2016, they also declared that Swift was the world’s first protocol-oriented...