Category: Dev


How To Back Up Large Directories with Unison On Ubuntu 18.04

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Unison is an open-source file synchronization tool. It is very efficient at backing up large corpuses of data where only a few files have been added or updated. This situation occurs in, for...


Firefox 67: Dark Mode CSS, WebRender, and more

Firefox 67 is now available in general release, bringing a faster and better JavaScript debugger, support for CSS prefers-color-scheme queries, and the initial debut of WebRender in stable Firefox. Dan Callahan walks through the highlights of browser, platform, and tooling features.
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Vari-Sound dynamically manipulates sound waves

Consider all the tools that modify how light is transmitted and received: lasers direct light in a tightly focused beam and telescopes let us focus on an area far away. While there are certainly ways to modify sound, these techniques are not nearly as developed as their light counterparts.  With hopes of changing that,...


New in Symfony 4.3: Timezone improvements

Contributed by
Roland Franssen
in #28831,

Symfony 4.3 will add a new Timezone validator to check that the given value
is a valid timezone ID as defined by PHP. In addition to that validator, we've
worked hard on many other features to improve the support of...


Code Reviews Using the Visual Studio Pull Requests Extension

The Pull Requests for Visual Studio is a new experimental extension that adds several code review tools to Visual Studio. This extension aims to make it easy for you to launch and view pull requests inside the integrated development environment (IDE) without needing to switch windows or use the web.
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The Laravel Synchronous Queue

Using queues for asynchronous processing is one of my favourite tricks for offloading hard work from web servers. When working with Laravel recently I was pleased to find that it supports beanstalkd out of the box. I've got opinions about … Continue reading →