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Node.js - Useful Tools and Resources

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Node.js contains a built-in HTTP server library, making it possible to run a web server without the use of external software, such as Apache or Lighttpd, and allowing more control of how the web server works. Node.js was created by Ryan Dahl starting in 2009. Its development and maintenance is sponsored by Joyent. Useful Node.js Tutorials, Tools and Resources Node Express Boilerplate https://github.com/mape/node-express-boilerplate Node-express-boilerplate gives the developer a clean slate to start with while bundling enough useful features to remove all those redundant tasks that can derail a project before it even really gets started. Features Bundling socket.io and integrating with the express session store so data can be shared Providing premade hooks to authenticate users via facebook/twitter/github An assetmanager that concatenates/mangles/compresses your CSS/JS assets to be as small and fast to deliver as possible, as well as cache busting using MD5 hashes Auto updates of the browser (inline/refresh) as soon as CSS/JS/template-files are changed in order to remove all those annoying...
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Techie Template For Social Media Whiz Kids

Juliana Payson’s short, accurate and easy-to-follow explanation of why you should use animation posting in your Google+ Brand Page, and her how-to directions that teach you what tools to use and how to make the most of your time, is very informative and useful. This idea just makes common sense for large retailers, web entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone else who wants to make the most of their advertising dollars and increase their sales.Basically, this is a way to get a big jump on your competition because everybody will be hiring someone to do this kind of work for them, but you do not have to wait or hire anyone. This short article tells you how to create a moving header (movie) for your web page so you can start collecting new customers and beat your competition in just a few minutes. The basic idea is simple. You animate the header banner of your page. That makes your audience (potential buyers) more likely to stop and shop than your regular header banner does. The idea is coordinated with Google’s efforts to tie in the relationships between brands and brand audiences. Anything that attracts a potential customer more than your competitor's...
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Learn How Hackers Find Security Vulnerabilities. Web Application Security

In the last couple of months there were a lot of treads related to web and application security, many government websites were hacked. The list of big company websites that were under attack is lengthy, but I will just mention few – Sony, Nintendo, Sega and there were so many treads for Facebook, so even biggest names in the business can be vulnerable to hackers. Nobody is 100% assured that even managing low to mid-profile website will not become a target to hackers. I’ve seen many times small websites of my customers being attacked and once spotted; hackers become persistent and try over and over again.  Recommended practice - close all potential security holes and even pay some extra money for DDoS attack protection. Today’s web is so complicated and more often web developers are developing website with cross-site scripting which open many doors like privilege elevation tricks, database injection, cookie exploits, Ajax vulnerabilities and more. Learning all about web security requires a lot of reading – book, forums, security guides and of course constant communication with other web developers. If you website is based on some of the top CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, most likely community will take...
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