Fixing a website for your client (after you accidentally broke it)

We all desire smooth relationships with our clients and customers. Issues and emergencies only drive up our stress level and make us doubt our career choice. As a website professional, breaking your client’s live website is one of the most stressful situations you can deal with. This emergency is made …

A furtive moth slurps up this sleeping bird's tears

Deep in the Amazon jungle, ecologist Leandro Moraes filmed a moth sucking the tears out of a sleeping antbird’s eye.  The delicately-performed nighttime feeding is a rarely seen event, wrote Moraes in a report about the experience, entitled “Please, more tears: a case of a moth feeding on antbird tears …

Resources for learning JavaScript in 2019

Why should you make learning JavaScript a development goal this year? JavaScript, often abbreviated as JS, is a simple, powerful language that runs beneath 95 percent of websites, most likely including yours. It’s the juice that turns a static website into an interactive one, controlling dynamic content, animations, pop-up lightboxes, maps …

World Bank report calls for changing approach to working cultures

A new report from the World Bank has call for more investment in people to prepare them for the economies of the future. The 2019 World Development report (WDR) “The Changing Nature of Work” claims that digital technologies are driving the demand for advanced cognitive skills, socio-behavioral skills, and adaptability in labour …

Reelgood acquires Guidebox to bring streaming TV data to more places

Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find shows and movies to watch on the services they subscribe to, has made an acquisition in the hopes of bringing Reelgood’s data to more places. The company has bought Guidebox, a streaming availability data provider which powers Roku, TVGuide, Metacritic and …

Quarter of people who work during twilight hours add billions to UK economy

New research from Huawei has suggested how much the dusk-to-dawn workforce is significantly boosting the ‘twilight economy’ by contributing an estimated £487 billion annually to the UK economy. The study of more than 2,000 UK workers found that a quarter (25 percent) of us now work outside of the traditional …

Childhood’s end for work and the need for a grown-up conversation about it all

Arguably Arthur C Clarke’s finest novel, Childhood’s End is the story of an Earth that is invaded by a force of alien Overlords. This is not a destructive colonial invasion, which is why there’s no Hollywood blockbuster in the tale, but a seemingly benevolent intervention which ushers in a golden …

How To Choose Accounting Software For Your Business!!

In the old days, maintaining the books for a business meant recording figures in a paper ledger. Not anymore. Today, businesses of all sizes use accounting software to track their revenue, as well as to forecast sales and manage inventory. Business accounting software greatly reduces the potential for human error …

Bitcoin Prediction – Factors That Could Significantly Influence Its Price

What is the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? In a situation of such a downturn on the crypto market, this seems to be a pressing question. The future development of the cryptocurrency is discussed by many including the world’s leading entrepreneurs. John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee security …

10 Must-have VS Code Extensions for JavaScript Developers

In this article, I’ll focus on a list of must-have VS Code extensions for JavaScript developers. Visual Studio Code is undoubtedly the most popular lightweight code editor today. It does borrow heavily from other popular code editors, mostly Sublime Text and Atom. However, its success mainly comes from its ability …

Best workplaces in London honoured at BCO annual Regional Awards

Six London businesses celebrated success at the BCO Annual Regional Awards earlier today, with Facebook, 2TVC, Deloitte, Boden, Project North and Fora Borough all recognised as the capital’s best workplaces. The prestigious BCO Awards programme recognises the highest quality developments in the UK and sets the standard for excellence in …

Pixel Stand charges your phone, and does a whole lot more

Google is beating Apple to releasing a wireless charger. The Pixel Stand, announced Tuesday, is a wireless charger designed for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. However, it also packs some neat software customizations. You can pre-order the Pixel Stand now for $79. SEE ALSO: Google launches Pixel 3 …

How to choose inventory tracking software for your brick-and-mortar store

Investing in inventory tracking software is a wise business decision that will not only help you manage your inventory better but it will also save you time. After all, by using the right tools in your brick-and-mortar store, you can run your business more efficiently. When you consider the fact …

Tackling mental ill health in the workplace requires changes at the top

The collective effort to improve mental health awareness has gained real momentum in recent years and in the workplace there’s growing recognition that mental wellbeing among employees is good for business. But the way we’re working – the ‘always on’ culture, innovation moving at breakneck speed, and a global workforce …

Why Influencer Marketing Is Still Important For Brands

A trusted brand recommendation is important when attracting the audience. High-level influencer connections can help you connect with those prospects, which can make a significant impact on your visibility and sales. How can your brand gain more recognition online? By forging the right relationships with individuals and business leaders. Daily …

Majority of staff check emails on holiday, even if bosses don’t care if they keep in touch

The majority of UK employees check their work emails while on holiday despite the fact that their employers do not want or expect them to keep in touch, new YouGov research has revealed. It seems the majority (60 percent) of those who use email for work check their inboxes while …

Remote work apps to keep you productive, creative and connected on the move

For many, being a digital nomad means having the freedom to roam, running your business and delivering assignments or projects while exploring the weirdest and most wonderful pockets of our fair planet. And if you can make it work as a digital nomad, this is true, in abundance. But if …

Biophilia in the corporate HQ: an historical perspective

In recent years, the concept of biophilia and the inclusion of greenery in the working environment has captured the media’s attention, which has depicted it as an important aspect of wellbeing in the workplace, seemingly the crucial indicator of a great office. For this reason, and beyond the superficial or …

How 3 frozen dessert shops stay hot during the winter months

Why would we want to eat a frozen dessert during the winter months? In 2017, food resource website Spoon University made the not-so-scientific argument that winter is actually the best season to eat ice cream. The products are in stock at the grocery store, lines are nonexistent, and there’s no …

Lead with Humor to Gain Trust

By Brian M. Harman, Stephanie M. Taglianetti Storytelling is the Language of Leaders Leaders establish trust through credibility, care, communication, and giving. Their stories are the way they communicate these behaviors. Many leaders communicate lessons with brief statements like, “Never stop improving” or “be decisive.” But that’s not how you …

Lazy Loading for WordPress: How to Add It to Your Website

This article on lazy loading for WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Adding lazy load to your WordPress website is an effective tool to speed up your WordPress website. We have written extensively (we even made a case study) about how slow page …

Does Your App Include Open Source Components? 5 Security Tips

A modern web application is bundled with tons of open-source dependencies. Developers are usually unaware of the number of open-source packages that's running under their package's hood. If you've ever wondered why your node_modules were so large, well that's why! Contrary to popular belief, open-source components and dependencies are not …