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Adobe Illustrator is software for anything and everything design-related.And while it’s easy to assume that the program’s primary focus is illustration based on the name, there is so much more to this design software.

With tools for type, color, photo cropping, image tracing, drawing, and much more, it has innumerable benefits for bloggers and business owners, alike.

Logos

While programs like Photoshop work with raster images (which are made up of pixels), Adobe Illustrator creates vector graphics (which are created with mathematical logarithms). Unlike raster images, vector graphics can be sized to infinitely large proportions, which are ideal for creating logos.

Illustrator also makes it easy to manipulate text, change colors, add illustrations, and stick to a grid – all of which are important for creating a strong logo.

Sidebar buttons

Custom buttons in your sidebar and other pages of your website are a great way to differentiate your blog/business, make your website more interactive, and add interest to your brand.

We simply used the ellipse tool to create each circle, drew some icons with the pen tool, eye-dropped my brand colors, saved the graphics as transparent JPEGs, uploaded them to my sidebar using Squarespace’s gallery block, and added links to make them “buttons.”

Infographics

Infographics are a great, engaging way to display information and data on your site. They are also highly sharable, meaning they’re often pinned to Pinterest, mentioned on Twitter, and linked to on Facebook.

Adobe Illustrator gives you all of the necessary tools to create custom infographics for your business.

Blog post graphics

One fantastic way to set your blog apart and make it appear professional is to create cohesive, streamlined blog post graphics.

Not only are they more eye-catching in feed readers and on social media, but they’re also much more shareable and have the potential to reach a wider audience.

Adobe Illustrator makes it easy to create custom graphics and allows you to create templates, which can save you time in the long run.

Sidebar advertisements

Whether you’re advertising aspects of your business on your website or you’re advertising about your business on another website, Illustrator is very helpful for quickly and easily creating a sidebar ad.

Size your artboard to the correct dimensions, place an image, add your logo, save for web, and you’re good to go.

Promotional graphics

Giveaway items, product launches, business announcements – you want large events and promotions to gain attention, and a great way to do that is by creating branded graphics.

Adobe Illustrator allows you to do all of this easily by placing and cropping photos, adding text, and manipulating color.

Media kits

If you accept advertisers on your website or partner with other brands, it’s often helpful to have a media kit available to provide your site stats, social media following, an overview of your average reader, etc.

You can easily set up a media kit in Illustrator, save it as a PDF, and email it to potential advertisers or collaborators when they inquire.

Photo cropping

Although Photoshop has more photo editing capabilities, Illustrator does allow you to make a clipping mask which crops images down to different shapes and sizes.

For example, the photo in the sidebar below was cropped by using a clipping mask in Illustrator.

Business cards

Why use a boring business card template when you create a custom design that blends in seamlessly with your brand?

Illustrator makes it easy to create and save business card designs for print.

Borders & Patterns

Custom borders and patterns can be created within Illustrator with the help of the grid, ruler, and brush tools. These can be used on your website, on custom forms, on business cards – again, the possibilities are endless.

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Author: Lauren Hooker

Website: elleandcompanydesign.com

adobe-photoshop blog

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most widely used software packages in the world. It’s hard to imagine the world without Photoshop, and its remarkable image editing tools have been used in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Internet memes.

In DSLR Basics you will learn the ins and outs of setting your camera like a pro as well as how to document your life creatively and beautifully! This course is taught by Elsie Larson, Emma Chapman, and Janae Hardy. You will learn all about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering, and so much more! The course also contains sessions to push you creatively, to find your own photography style, and to capture life all around you. This course is meant to take away any fear you may have about how to set a DSLR camera so you can focus on taking beautiful photos.

What Will We Learn?

  • Set up Photoshop, Bridge, and your Photoshop workspace
  • Use the Camera Raw window
  • Use adjustment layers for editing
  • Use the history palette
  • Use each selection tool
  • Use each editing tool
  • Edit people
  • Use adjustment layers for faces and skin
  • Edit photos without using actions
  • Rotate and straighten your images
  • Create a double exposure look
  • Install and use fonts, brushes, and actions
  • Add shapes and text to photos
  • Insert images into text
  • Use shortcuts and create your own for your fastest workflow
  • Sharpen images two ways
  • Use layer masks to change hair color and background colors
  • Make your own actions
  • Swap heads
  • Create a holga-blurred photo
  • Use liquify the right way
  • Use grids for design and composition
  • Create collages 3 ways
  • Add handwriting to photos
  • Make an animated GIF file
  • Troubleshoot in Photoshop

You’ll learn all about each of your palettes and windows, adjustment layers, how to edit people, how to create your own actions, how to make dynamic collages easily, how to switch heads and change background colors, how to make animated GIF files, and much more. This course will focus on being technical, efficient, and creative! And most importantly, you will learn that Photoshop isn’t as scary or overwhelming as you might think it is!

We provide Best Adobe Photoshop / Fireworks training in Bopal, Ahmedabad.

cloud-server blog

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and public cloud IaaS services both offer powerful benefits to virtually any business. Many of these same businesses, however, are missing out on an incredible opportunity by either accessing the internet using SD-WAN technology or using public cloud services such as AWS or Microsoft Azure. In other words, you’re using just one of these services when you could be using both.

By extending an SD-WAN into an IaaS service, you can combine the best of what both technologies can offer. And what benefits are there when extending SD-WAN into IaaS?

SCALABILITY
Ask yourself this question: How would my company handle a sudden massive increase in business? By connecting your network into AWS, Azure or even Google Cloud Platform or IBM Cloud, you won’t have to worry about any unexpected increase in demand. Extra compute and storage resources can be created on demand and automated so that you don’t have to rely on a 24/7 system administrator spinning up extra VMs or provisioning extra storage due to a sudden spike in the middle of the night.

This can all be detected and the necessary compute, network and storage resources can be instantiated to accommodate the spike. It’s important to check with your chosen cloud vendor first to understand how exactly scalability (both up and down) is handled within their ecosystem, as this can have a significant impact on expenditure.

COST
As long as your IaaS is configured and managed correctly, it can save your business a lot of money through the virtualization of infrastructure and reduced CapEx, maintenance and IT support costs.

In fact, there are a growing number of enterprises who have gone years without needing to purchase any physical piece of hardware. Meanwhile, WAN networking costs can be reduced through vendor-neutral SD-WAN technology with the most economical data paths selected, which effectively breaks the cycle of a costly MPLS lock-in. SD-WAN infrastructure can also be largely virtualized so that it can be fully managed in the cloud.

Businesses do have to be aware of the risk of shadow IT, though (e.g. unused VMs left in a provisioned state, orphan storage, etc.) – This can lead to money being wasted on resources which are not being used. A thorough TCO assessment needs to be made first to ensure maximum cost savings are realized.

SECURITY
SD-WAN adds the benefit of extra security to IaaS deployments. Although security within the cloud is pretty watertight, once data leaves the AWS or Azure edge servers, it is at risk of being intercepted, especially if it is traveling over the open internet. Even with a VPN connection, there is a risk of IP leaks and other forms of vulnerability.

The tunnel overlays in SD-WAN technology provide a native encrypted connection between your business premises and SD-WAN vendor edge device. It also offers per application segmentation. However, no technology is 100% secure and SD-WAN vendors offer different types of security.

There are also third party SaaS solutions, and your IaaS vendor will probably offer application or network security options. These must all be looked at carefully before a decision is made.

PERFORMANCE
By-passing the open internet and prioritizing high-bandwidth and/or business-critical data is the way in which SD-WAN technology can provide much improved performance with low latency and high availability. A combination of load balancing and policy-controlled prioritization ensures that your network can react to any bottlenecks in order to protect priority services such as VoIP connections or media streams.

As with security, not all SD-WAN offerings are created equal, so it is imperative that the various feature options such as path conditioning and traffic shaping are carefully compared before purchase.

SIMPLICITY
To avoid backhauling data through the data center, WAN deployments can get very complicated, particularly when a business needs to connect several branches to numerous VPCs creating a so-called NxN tunnel mesh. Each tunnel requires manual IPSec configuration at each branch which is not only time-consuming, but also increases the chances of misconfiguration. This can leave the network insecure or even cause a cascade of failures.

Network engineers may have to work with several interfaces when configuring WAN equipment. If they are off sick when changes are needed, there may not be an immediate replacement with the necessary skill set available. This will inevitably lead to delays. If the change is an important security patch, for instance, the network could be left in an insecure state for a dangerously long period of time.

By connecting your network to the cloud via SD-WAN, however, your engineers will only have one interface they need to learn. Through this single interface, they can manage all of the connections between your branches and your SD-WAN provider’s cloud gateway. The IPSec connections to VPCs will be automatically configured by the network policies, which can be instantly updated.

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Author: BEN FERGUSON

Website: cloudtweaks.com

devops blog

IT buzzwords change like the wind. From CI to TDD, and you should always stay updated with latest trends that might increase your productivity and improve the process overall. So today let’s speak about the buzz word “DevOps” because a lot of people are not actually sure is it a movement? A new process or technology? A job title? Or just a way of thinking? Also we will look at top DevOps technologies, tools and benefits.

Probably you have heart a lot about DevOps and their importance in companies. Let’s look at who are Devops engineers, why they are important and how they are different from software developers.

DevOps engineers drive change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices. DevOps engineers improve collaboration between operations and development teams. They utilize Devops technologies , especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.

DevOps engineers are actually very difficult to find. It is relatively something new and good DevOps are rare and the DevOps demand is growing month by month. A new study by Indeed.com has revealed that DevOps engineer is the #1 hardest IT job to fill in North America, leading a list that includes software and mobile engineers. Now we faces a problem of demand- supply, where demand exceeds supply multiple times.

In other words, DevOps is a cultural shift in collaboration between development, operations and testing. Sounds simple, but in reality is not. So, let’s look at main responsibilities of DevOps engineer to understand it better:

Code: Code development and review, version control tools, code merging
Build: Continuous integration tools, build status
Test: Results determine performance
Package: Artifact repository, application pre-deployment staging
Release: Change management, release approvals, release automation
Configure: Infrastructure configuration and management
Monitor: Applications performance monitoring, end user experience
Automate: The processes in software delivery.
Continuous delivery: frequent and short iterations, releases

Benefits of DevOps

  • Fast & frequent delivery
  • Reliability
  • Scale with minimum risks
  • Security
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Reduced time-to-recovery & reduced bottlenecks

Top DevOps technologies & tools

To achieve all these benefits, DevOps use special tools. Let’s look at the main used and good ones:

  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Github
  • Consul
  • Zookeeper
  • Bash
  • Netstat
  • Htop
  • Iotop
  • Telnet
  • Ngrep
  • Ping
  • Curl
  • Samba
  • Cifs
  • Nfs

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C and CPP Blog

History of C:

C is a middle level programming language developed by Dennis Ritchie during the early 1970s while working at AT&T Bell Labs in USA. The objective of its development was in the context of the re-design of the UNIX operating system to enable it to be used on multiple computers.

However, besides assembler and FORTRAN, UNIX also included an interpreter for the programming language B. This language B was now used for improving the UNIX system. Being a high level language, B allowed much faster production of code than in assembly language. Still, B suffered from drawbacks as it did not understand data-types and did not provide the use of “structures”.

These drawbacks became the driving force for Ritchie for development of a new programming language called C. He kept most of language B’s syntax and added data-types and many other required changes. Eventually C was developed during 1971-73, containing both high-level functionality and the detailed features required to program an operating system. Hence, many of the UNIX components including UNIX kernel itself were eventually rewritten in C.

The C language has formed the basis for many languages including C++, Java, JavaScript, Go, Rust, Limbo, LPC, C#, PHP, Python, Perl, Verilog and C-shell.

Benefits of C

  • C is a structured programming language which allows a complex program to be broken into simpler programs called functions. It also allows free movement of data across these functions.
  • C language is case-sensitive.
  • C is highly portable and is used for scripting system applications which form a major part of Windows, UNIX and Linux operating system.
  • C is a general purpose programming language and can efficiently work on enterprise applications, games, graphics, and applications requiring calculations.
  • C language has a rich library which provides a number of built-in functions. It also offers dynamic memory allocation.

History of C++

The origin of C++ dates back to 1979 when Bjarne Stroustrup, also an employee of Bell AT &T, started working on language C with classes. He borrowed desirable features from many other languages like Simula, Ada, ML, CLU and ALGOL 68. Thus, in addition to features of C language, C++ also included classes, strong type checking, default function argument and basic inheritance. Till 1983, it was called C with classes, and in 1983 it was named C++. During 1998, a joint ANSI-ISO committee released the specification for C++ language standards.

Benefits of C++

  • C++ is a highly portable language and is often the language of choice for multi-device, multi-platform app development.
  • C++ is an object-oriented programming language and includes classes, inheritance, polymorphism, data abstraction and encapsulation.
  • C++ has a rich function library.
  • C++ allows exception handling, and function overloading which are not possible in C.
  • C++ is a powerful, efficient and fast language. It finds a wide range of applications – from GUI applications to 3D graphics for games to real-time mathematical simulations.

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CorelDRAW 2018 was released this week and is available for immediate download. Below is the press release provided by Corel in its entirety along with a video overview. Links are provided to visit the main CorelDRAW product page where you can download a free trial, purchase a perpetual license (and upgrades) or purchase a subscription. Note that links are affiliate links for which I’ll earn a small commission if you use them to purchase.

I do not currently hands-on experience so I can’t yet offer my opinion of CorelDRAW 2018. Once I’ve had time to give it a try, I’ll report back with my findings.

“No matter your industry or background, everyone working with graphics has the same essential wish list. How can I design without boundaries, deliver a final product that will make an impact, and of course, do it all on deadline?” said John Falsetto, Senior Director of Products, CorelDRAW and Productivity. “For our 2018 version, we worked closely with the CorelDRAW community to find this ideal balance of possibility and practicality. The new Symmetry mode brings a sense of fun and wonder, enabling you to experiment and draw spectacular images in minutes; while a simpler and smarter approach to design fundamentals, like working with nodes and images, ensures every project is completed on time and on budget. The end result is a powerful suite that supports your workflow from inspiration to flawless output.”

Empower your creativity and even deliver new looks that may have previously seemed too challenging to achieve.

NEW! Symmetry drawing mode: Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple drawings to stunning mandalas and impressive kaleidoscopic effects, in real time. Design highly complex graphics with a tool that automates what could typically be a prohibitively time-consuming workflow.

NEW! Add Perspective effect: Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects, or both directly in the drawing window. Ideal for making mock-ups and proposals to showcase your artwork in real-world scenarios.

Take advantage of innovations designed for the latest tech and the way you want to work.

ENHANCED! LiveSketch™ tool: Sketch and design on the fly! LiveSketch is a revolutionary drawing tool based on the power of artificial intelligence. Now with enhanced precision, draw as naturally on a computer as with pen and paper.

ENHANCED! Pen & Stylus device support: When working with a pen and tablet, now use pressure to vary the size of the eraser nib; link the tilt and bearing to flatness and rotation; and flip the stylus or pen to activate the Eraser tool. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 also offers state-of-the-art support for Microsoft Surface Dial.

NEW! Publish to WordPress: Send your work directly to a WordPress media library. Convert objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

NEW! Project Timer: Keep organized, bill clients, and gain time management insight with an accurate, non-intrusive way to track project time.

Classicus Infotech offers CorelDraw Graphics Training in Ahmedabad with expert designers.

 
 

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Author: Foster D. Coburn

Website: graphics-unleashed.com

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Programming with HTML5 and CSS3 technologies have dramatically improved the landscape in web development. These technologies have certainly presented better ways to develop intriguing websites with unique interfaces.

HTML5 and CSS3 offer incredible functionalities that certainly empowered developers to generate worthwhile websites while encompassing ongoing web trends. Whether you want to integrate an exclusive graphic design in the interface or any other enticing media element like animation, these markup languages allow you to accomplish the task with a flair. Moreover, all the major browsers also support them and ensure a seamless execution of websites developed with these languages. This is not it.

This guide will reveal a step by step process for building a responsive blog by using HTML5 and CSS3. The tutorial has been written while assuming that its readers possess basic knowledge about both the technologies.

1. Create a basic HTML file

The HTML5 embraces simple and easily understandable doctype. Moreover, it also eradicates the usage of self-closing tags, and introduced several new elements, including menu, video and audio, to name a few. It eventually saves a lot of web development time and efforts.

2. Working on various sections of Page

In the above mentioned code snippet, I have included five HTML tags that can help you define your web page. The entire page is wrapped via a div tag, and the wrapper ID will wrap on the complete website.

Broadly, there are three different sections on a page, including header, content div and the footer. They have been defined in the code by their respective tags. The ‘nav’ tag has been also used to define the navigation elements. Through the section tag, the content section and sidebar are defined. In order to make them float, CSS style needs to be considered.

3. Styling via CSS3

To enhance the basic layout created via the HTML in step 1 and create a refined look and feel, CSS3 can be used for styling in a required way. Here I have worked on CSS to create pretty effects.

The clearfix styles can ensure a standard-compliant blog. The aforementioned code includes #left-sidebar and #right elements that represent the respective side of the section to the page. The div#content container consists the clearfix class. This will help float the web content in an optimal way while cleaning up the additional space.

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Author: Jack Calder

Website: codementor.io

It’s time to take our annual look at what’s ahead for SEO professionals in 2019.

1. Understand Your Audience & User Intent

Does your audience prefer text? Images? Video? Audio.

Knowing this will all be more important than ever in 2019, according to our experts.

“You need to understand what someone is expecting to find when they query a word or phrase and you need to give them the answer in the simplest way possible,” said Mindy Weinstein CEO of Market Mindshift.

“Even if your website content is perfectly written and optimized, if it’s done for a wrong audience, it won’t grow the business,” Hunt said.

The time is now to stop matching keyword phrases and start making sure that your content comprehensively answers questions your audience is asking via search, said Jeremy Knauff, CEO of Spartan Media.

“Ideally, we should take our content a step further by anticipating and answering follow-up questions they may have once they receive the answer to their initial query,” Knauff said.

2. Go Beyond Google Search

Could Amazon and Apple cut into Google’s search dominance? Eli Schwartz, director of SEO and growth for SurveyMonkey, believes so.

“If potential customers are searching for apps, you need to rank in app stores. If they are searching for podcasts or videos, you need to rank where people search for those things,” Krum said. “Strong brands are becoming multi-faceted, ranking more than just websites. Strong SEOs need to do the same thing.”

Ultimately, this all requires the best content on the fastest platforms geared to meet the users wherever they’re coming from, according to Keith Goode, IBM’s senior SEO strategist, security intelligence.

“The entire search experience is our domain of expertise and control, and our goal isn’t to just drive traffic,” Goode said. “It’s to ensure that we’ve optimized that search experience, whether web-based or app-based or [insert the next big technology]-based, to create the most efficient and engaging intersection of the user’s needs and the site’s offerings possible.”

3. Create Exceptional Content

Google algorithm updates in 2018 revealed that Google is intensifying its focus on evaluating content quality and at the depth and breadth of a website’s content, said Eric Enge, general manager of Perficient Digital.

What you need to do is create content that solves a problem – content that moves, motivates, and connects with people, said Matt Siltala, president of Avalaunch Media.

“Content strategy in SEO is not just about answering a query and getting users to the page. It must also use language to engage the user and guide the user to the next action,” Walsh said. “There are still far too few pages doing this well. More use of content maps and experience maps would help this.”

4.Invest in Technical SEO

Websites continue to grow in complexity every year, making technical SEO a major area of investment in 2019 and beyond.

Some key areas of focus on the technical side of SEO will be:

Speed: “Sites will finally start to become simpler and faster as SEOs discover that Google is rewarding sites more than once thought for [first meaningful paint] speed,” according to Jon Henshaw, founder of Coywolf Marketing and senior SEO analyst at CBS Interactive.

JavaScript: “A new year means that even more of the websites you encounter will be heavily JavaScript driven (likely one of the big frameworks, such as React, Vue.js, and Angular). That means it’s time to familiarize yourself with at least a little JavaScript, and how the major search engines play best with JavaScript-driven websites,” said Paul Shapiro, director of strategy and innovation for Catalyst.

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs): “For 2019, you should start thinking about how your website could live on as a PWA in the future. How can your PWA become a keepable experience your users would like to put on their home screen?” Tandler said.

5.Optimize for Featured Snippets & Other Google SERP Features

In addition to optimizing for your own website, you must also optimize for the Google search experience in 2019.

“Answer boxes, recipes, the knowledge graph, carousels, and who-knows-what-else will take an even bigger bite out of organic traffic,” said Ian Lurie, CEO and founder of Portent. “That makes SEO even more important, because exposure is as much about visibility in the SERPs as it is about clicks.”

That means optimizing for featured snippets (a.k.a., position zero) and other Google search features will continue to be an important trend – and more important than ever – in 2019.

“We have been able to achieve many answer boxes for our own site and client websites,” said Jim Bader, senior director of SEO at Vertical Measures. “Every time this happens, it results in a significant spike in organic traffic.”

 
 

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Author: Danny Goodwin

Website: searchenginejournal.com

Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.

It’s also a great choice for creating integrated digital frameworks. You can extend it with any one, or many, of thousands of add-ons. Modules expand Drupal’s functionality. Themes let you customize your content’s presentation. Distributions are packaged Drupal bundles you can use as starter-kits. Mix and match these components to enhance Drupal’s core abilities. Or, integrate Drupal with external services and other applications in your infrastructure. No other content management software is this powerful and scalable.

Made possible by a global community

The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors working together. We build Drupal, provide support, create documentation, share networking opportunities, and more. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit pushes the Drupal project forward. New members are always welcome.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is the biggest update in Drupal’s history. Creating content is easier. Every built-in theme is responsively designed. It’s available in 100 languages, and its integration tools make it a great hub for complex ecosystems. More than 4,500 people, companies, and organizations contributed their time, experience, and imagination.

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The hottest new technology for web developers is Node.js. Node powers a number of tools including the NPM package manager.

But Node is also a powerful JS-based framework that can be used on the backend of a web server. This allows developers to move away from languages like PHP and focus solely on JavaScript.

So how do you learn Node and start using it for real projects? In this post I’ll share the best Node.js tutorials and learning resources you can use to pick up Node quickly. If you’re completely new to full-stack JS you might consider skimming this post first.

Node.js Tutorials

Getting started typically involves a basic setup and configuration of Node on your local computer. From here you can test out different features and write scripts that perform whatever actions you want.

I recommend the online guide Node: Up And Running by O’Reilly. This does have a book you can purchase but the team put this guide online for free to help new Node developers pick up the basics.

That is ultimately the best place to start if you’re completely new to Node development. It holds your hand step-by-step and guides you to completion with real-world applications.

Thankfully Node in Practice starts right at the beginning so it’s perfect for newcomers. Once you get past the basics you’re given code snippets and recipes for common problems like database management and debugging.

Communities & Resources

The first Node-related site I have to recommend is JSApp. It’s a free Node.js testing ground where you can run web applications in your browser via cloud servers.

This post should have more than enough for a brand new developer to get started on Node. If you already have some comfort with JavaScript then you’re well on your way to success.

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