Flex Like a Pro: Introduction to CSS Flexbox

If you ever wrote CSS to align and position elements you probably ran into some issues, which is totally normal because it wasn't always easy. At blogfoster, we often found ourselves writing weird hacks like adding unnecessary containers, using floats in too many places and having absolutely positioned children in…

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A Development Environment for Micro-Services with Docker and Node.js

In this article we will explore how we at blogfoster set up our development environment with Docker. If you're already familiar with Docker you can jump directly to our setup and skip this short overview. TL;DR Use one shared Docker network and unique container names. Docker If you haven't…

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Become an Effective Learner - Focused and Diffused Mode

Do you know that feeling after reading a book or an article that you can't remember the important key parts or concepts anymore? Can you remember the last time you wanted to tell your friends or colleagues about your new knowledge and while you were explaining it, you figured out…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 3

This article is the last one of this series. The first artice describes how to write a small Chef recipe to deploy a Node.js application. The second article describes how to extract Chef recipe logic into Custom Resources. Now, in this third article, I will show you how to…

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Redux For Better in-App Analytics

Lean startup, the term coined by Eric Ries, affected the way we build new products and services. Essentially, it says that every business idea has to be turned to a series of testable hypotheses. Based on these hypotheses we build or introduce the changes to existing products. Those changes have…

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