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[Translation] How does the Philips VideoWRITER. First pictures of iron, then a bit of bore


VideoWRITER device for editing and printing texts was released by Philips in 1985. It is made on a Z80-compatible processor and contains 16 KB of ROM and the same amount of RAM (as it later turned out, the ROM is larger). To save documents, it has a 3.5-inch drive. It was possible to become the happy owner of this “combine” (there is also a built-in printer) for $ 799. The screen of the orange CRT monitor is much wider than usual. Not only the window with the document being edited is...

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[Translation] TDD: a development methodology that changed my life


At 7:15 in the morning. Our tech support is inundated with work. About us just told in the transfer of "Good Morning America" ​​and many of those who first visit our site, faced with errors. We have a real jail. We, right now, before we lose the opportunity to turn visitors to a resource into new users, we are going to roll out a patch pack. One of the developers has prepared something. He thinks it will help deal with the problem. We place a link to the updated version of the...

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[Translation] Docker Compose Beginner's Guide


The author of the article, the translation of which we are publishing today, says that it is intended for those developers who want to study Docker Compose and are going to create their first client-server application using Docker. It is assumed that the reader of this material is familiar with the basics of Docker. If this is not the case, you can take a look at this series of materials, at this publication, where the fundamentals of Docker are reviewed along with the basics of Kubernetes,...

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We launch inspections IntelliJ IDEA on Jenkins


IntelliJ IDEA today has the most advanced static code analyzer Java, in its capabilities left far behind such "veterans" like Checkstyle and Spotbugs. Its numerous “inspections” check the code in various aspects, from the coding style to the characteristic bugs. However, while the analysis results are displayed only in the developer's local IDE interface, they have little use for the development process. Static analysis should be performed as the first step of the assembly line, its...

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Why should you participate in hackathons


About a year and a half ago, I started participating in hackathons. During this time period, I managed to take part in more than 20 events of various sizes and topics in Moscow, Helsinki, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, Zurich and Paris. In all events I have been analyzing data in one form or another. I like to come to new cities for myself, establish new contacts, come up with fresh ideas, implement old ideas in a short period of time and adrenaline during a speech and announcement of results. ...

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What's new in Node 12


Recently, Node 12 was released with the codename Erbium, the long-term support of which (LTS) will last from October 2019 to April 2022. The new version has a lot of goodies and runtime improvements. In addition, given that the V8 is under the hood, the node will also receive all the engine...

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