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Design

UI basics

Overcoming challenges with UI design

Re-designing a website UI to improve user experience is hard. It requires in-depth research, creativity and a lot of plug-and-play. Most of all, you need to be able to know when to start from scratch, says creative director and UI designer Gail Yui.

Debunking common vendor security claims

Myths and realities behind security analytics

Security software vendors tend to exaggerate the potential of their tools – to put it mildy. Using real-world attack examples, Niara’s Karthik Krishnan explains why so many enterprise systems are being breached and what cyber security technology is really capable of.

The new lean startup

No stack: a leaner tech startup approach

The days when building a new technology meant finding thousands of dollars and full-stack programming knowledge are over. Tech entrepreneur Stoyan Mitov welcomes us to the era of no-stack API-based startups with shorter development times and less expenses.

No more custom API mazes

Why reusable REST APIs are changing the game

REST APIs make our lives easier – but we’re still in the dark ages when it comes to making our APIs general purpose, portable and reusable. Ben Busse shows us the common pitfalls of hand-coding custom REST APIs and the architectural advantages and technical characteristics of reusable REST APIs.

Interview with designer Chris Simpkins

Hack – a typeface made for source code

Complex lettering, confusing characters and bad antialiasing are all genuine problems faced by today’s programmers. Enter Hack 2.0, a typeface created exclusively for better readability of source code.

Cost, scope and focus

Trade-offs in benchmarking

Is it quality you’re looking to improve? Or performance? Before you decide on what kind of a benchmark your system needs, you need to know the spectrum of cost and benefit tradeoffs.

Docker tips

How to share Docker volumes across hosts

Sharing data between Docker containers across different hosts is a tricky business. In this tutorial taken from “Docker in Practice”, we’ll examine one lightweight and one more involved way to share Docker volumes across different hosts.