Get HTTPS for free!

You can now get free https certificates from the non-profit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt! This is a website that will take you through the manual steps to get your free https certificate so you can make your own website use https! This website is open source and NEVER asks for your private keys.

Introducing the IBM Swift Sandbox – Swift

Hi, I’m John Petitto, one of IBM’s Swift developers located at IBM’s Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin. We love Swift here and thought you would too so we are making our IBM Swift Sandbox available to developers on developerWorks.

Day 1 – Advent of Code

Collect stars by helping Santa solve puzzles. Two puzzles will be made available on each day in the advent calendar; the second puzzle is unlocked when you complete the first. Each puzzle grants one star. Good luck!

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week at edX | edX

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Python Tutorials – TUTSET

A collection of tutorials about Python, a widely used and powerful programming language.

Learn python in Y Minutes

Python was created by Guido Van Rossum in the early 90s. It is now one of the most popular languages in existence. I fell in love with Python for its syntactic clarity. It’s basically executable pseudocode. Feedback would be highly appreciated!

WDT.io for Monitoring Cron Jobs and Web Servers

Use these simple Watchdog Timers to monitor both HTTP servers and scheduled jobs such as cron jobs.

Java Mixed-Mode Flame Graphs at Netflix, JavaOne 2015

At JavaOne this year I gave a talk on Java mixed-mode flame graphs, which we are rolling out at Netflix for CPU analysis and more. These make use of a new feature in JDK8u60: -XX:+PreserveFramePointer, which allows system profilers, including Linux perf_events, to capture stack traces.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Motorcycle Helmets

The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head. The best/safest helmet you can buy is the one that fits you best. Period.

Product ยท Asana

Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish-and get great results.

How to Set Up an All-In-One Retro Game Emulator with RetroArch

If you want to play all your favorite old games on your computer, RetroArch sets up a slick, all-in-one interface on your for any retro game you can imagine. RetroArch is easily the most powerful, cross-platform option for doing so, but it’s obnoxiously difficult to set up. Here’s how to do it.

Behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel

“DVD extras” is a phrase that’s rapidly receding in the pop cultural rearview mirror, but YouTube is chock full1 of them

The 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

Whether you’re trying to sound sophisticated or simply repeating what you’ve heard, word fails are all too common and can make smart people sound dumb. In his latest book, ” The Sense of Style,” Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.

5 Things Every Employee Should Ask Their CEO

5 Things Every Employee Should Ask Their CEO Recently, on my YouTube show, my editor in chief Steve Unwin asked me a question that I thought was very poignant and interesting. Even more so than that, it felt daring. He wasn’t nervous to ask it.

Hackers Oral History: How Did This Get Made

Hackers + Revolution + Rollerblades = How Did This Get Made? On September 15, 1995, MGM released a stylish, cyberspace thriller called Hackers . Two weeks later-following mixed reviews and poor box office numbers-the film was gone from theaters. Yet despite inauspicious start, Hackers has grown to become one of the most beloved films of the 90s.

Urthecast – See the planet. Open the world.

Urthecast and NASA bring you live, high definition video from the International Space Station.

Editorial Training | NPR

The NPR Editorial Training team is a five-person unit in the NPR newsroom. We work with both NPR and member station journalists to make our collective storytelling better across platforms.

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NSA-proof your e-mail in 2 hours

You may be concerned that the NSA is reading your e-mail. Is there really anything you can do about it though? After all, you don’t really want to move off of GMail / Google Apps. And no place you would host is any better. Except, you know, hosting it yourself.

Browserling – Live interactive cross-browser testing

Try for free now! Test your website immediately in all web browsers – Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera.

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