WWPD: What would PowerShell do?

By Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

We see a lot of people jump into PowerShell scripting much the same way they’d jump into batch files, VBScript, or Python. Nothing wrong with that – PowerShell is able to accommodate a lot of different styles and approaches, but you end up working harder than necessary unless you take a minute to understand how PowerShell really wants to work. We believe that toolmaking is the real way to use PowerShell.

Planning a MEAN stack application

By Simon Holmes

This article is a guide to planning a practical application on the MEAN stack.

Getting to Know Unity

By Sean Hunter

This article introduces you to Unity and explores the Unity user interface and its operation.

What Functional Programming Is

By Christopher J. Wilson

This article discusses functional programming, using functions, and how this paradigm can help your programming.

What is middleware?

By Andrew Lock

The word middleware is used in a variety of contexts in software development and IT, but it’s not a particularly descriptive word – so, what is middleware? This article discusses the definition of middleware in ASP.NET Core and how they can be used.

Radio player as a state machine

By Ivan Morgillo, Sasa Sekulic, and Fabrizio Chignoli

This article is an excerpt from Grokking Rx that discusses the basics of state machines, using the example of a radio player.

Building and Using Real-World Models

By Jeff Smith

Actually using models in the real world is tough. To learn about all the complexity of using models in the real world, we’re going to need to move to the bustle of the big city. This article considers the fastest moving animals in the city, turtles.

Assembly, Web and Otherwise

By Christopher J. Wilson

This article discusses assembly language. To learn about an assembly language is to learn about the “mind” of the machine. The things which are easily expressed in assembly reflect, though it may be tenuous, the design of the underlying architecture.

Getting Started with Vue.js

By Erik Hanchett

This article explores how to get started with Vue.js and gives insight into some of its core workings.

Working with Forms in React

By Azat Mardan

This article covers how to capture text input and input via other form elements like input, textarea, and option. Working with them is paramount to web development because they allow our applications to receive data (e.g. text) and actions (e.g. clicks) from users.

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