What the hell happened to creepypastas?

Whether it’s Gilgamesh or urban legends, the art of storytelling has been around for thousands of years. In the case of creepypastas, just replace the campfire with a computer screen. For those that have never experienced this internet genre of storytelling, creepypastas are horror-related stories, images, or videos. The name …

Function Composition in JavaScript with Array.prototype.reduceRight

Functional programming in JavaScript has rocketed in popularity over the last few years. While a handful of its regularly-promoted tenets, such as immutability, require runtime workarounds, the language’s first-class treatment of functions has proven its support of composable code driven by this fundamental primitive. Before covering how one can dynamically …

4 Ways to Grow Your Online Brand by Combining Content & Commerce

For years, one of the most significant challenges to scaling a WordPress site was due to the clunky ecommerce options. Sure, you could use platforms like Shopify, but those take your customers offsite and don’t scale well or integrate easily with WordPress. In addition, traditional ecommerce solutions focus on selling, …

A First-time Developer’s Guide for Contributing to WordPress

This article on Contributing to WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. WordPress is huge, and so is its community. What’s more, WordPress was built on collaboration and has always been welcome to new developers contributing to the project. However, while you may want …

3 tips for solopreneurs to avoid burnout

Hungry solopreneurs start their own ventures for a number of different reasons: They want flexible schedules. They want more autonomy. They enjoy the challenge of running a business. However, when reality sets in for life as a solopreneur, it’s much more stressful and exhausting than most people anticipate. They don’t consider …

Domains: The foundation to internet security, speed and reliability

Domains are the cornerstone of the internet. They provide easy navigation to websites you want to visit. Without them, only the most technical users would continue to leverage the power available to us. As the world’s largest registrar, it’s GoDaddy’s responsibility to keep your domains secure, fast and reliable. During …

Roblox acquires PacketZoom to improve mobile game performance

Back in September, kids virtual world firm Roblox raised $150 million in funding. Now it’s going to spend a little of that. Roblox has acquired mobile performance improvement firm PacketZoom for an undisclosed price. The team from PacketZoom will join Roblox to help ensure a continued quality mobile gaming experience …

How to Add Auth to Your PWA with Okta and Stencil

This article was originally published on OKTA Blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are the newest technology on the web dev block, and they’ve arrived just in time to solve a growing problem. Many companies are struggling to keep isolated development …

Gen Z are technologically literate but not actually robots, Dell study confirms

Generation Z is entering the workforce, bringing with it a tech-first mentality that will propel businesses further into the digital era while potentially deepening the divide among five generations in the workplace. According to global research commissioned by Dell Technologies, post-millennials – those born after 1996 and known as Gen …

Darth Vader and Elvis spotted on the International Space Station

Some 250 miles above Earth, the Halloween spirit is in impressive, weightless form. After spending 147 days in space, the three crewmembers currently aboard the International Space Station decided to have a little Halloween fun, high above the planet.  European astronaut Alexander Gerst — who is typically a geophysicist and …

3 Expert Tips to Succeed as an Amazon Seller

As an individual or as a business, the Amazon marketplace is often seen as a quick means to target consumers who direct shop on the Amazon platform. Small and large organisations alike can effectively mitigate the traditional earned marketing mediums including Google search engines in preference of the Amazon Seller …

Putting the responsibility into personal and corporate social responsibility

You’re probably aware of the experiment performed by Stanley Milgram in which volunteers were asked by men in white coats to administer what they believed to be electric shocks to another person, who they could not see, but could hear, from behind a screen. Around two-thirds of the volunteers agreed …

CSS Debugging and Optimization: Code-quality Tools

The following introduction to CSS code-quality tools is an extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. On your road to becoming a CSS master, you’ll need to know how to troubleshoot and optimize your CSS. How do you diagnose and fix rendering problems? …

Samsung acquires Spanish AI-powered network analytics company Zhilabs to bolster 5G ambitions

Samsung has acquired Zhilabs, a network analytics company that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor carriers’ network performances and data traffic.Read More Source: Venture Beat Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Latest 'Aquaman' trailer teases Black Manta, wars, and lots of action

The latest Aquaman trailer clocks in at a whopping five minutes, showing so much plot and so many scenes it’s difficult to follow. But at least it looks pretty. The trailer primarily focuses on Aquaman a.k.a. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) as they learn about the importance …

Employees sceptical about attitudes of employers to digital transformation

More than half of employees are confused about the true meaning of ‘digital transformation’ and have a high degree of scepticism about their employers’ appetite for digital innovation, a new poll suggests. The research into employees’ attitudes toward digital transformation, innovation and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, conducted by …

Country walks and writing letters among twenty ways Brits are “embracing reality”

A UK wide study commissioned by photographic tech company Popsa claims that as many as 66 percent of the nation feel frustrated with the online world, and are actively seeking more “authentic” experiences, with meeting people for coffee face to face (31 percent), going to the cinema with friends (23 …

Work life balance remains greatest challenge for owners of growing businesses

A new survey from Vistage claims that work-life balance is the biggest challenge facing what it refers to as scaleup business leaders in the UK. Defined as a business with an average annualised return of at least 20 percent in the last three years – and with a minimum of …