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2020 was anything but normal. Consumers had their lives shaken up and many businesses experienced new challenges as well as opportunities thanks to the novel events of the year.
When it comes to building a conversational chat assistant that could be used at a small or enterprise level, Dialogflow would most likely be one of the first options that would show up in your search list. But apart from its console that is provided to design and manage an Agent, how can we create a chat assistant that can be used within our built web applications, too?
In this episode, we’re talking about Machine Learning. What sort of tasks can we put it to within a web development context? Drew McLellan talks to expert Charlie Gerard to find out.
Let’s make 2021... fast! A front-end performance checklist (PDF/Apple Pages/MS Word), with everything you need to know to create fast experiences on the web today, from metrics to tooling and front-end techniques.
GetX is an extra lightweight solution for state, navigation, and dependencies management for Flutter applications. In this article, we will be looking at its benefits, features, and how to start using it in Flutter applications.
Developing a Shopify app and being able to sell it are two different things. While you might be a very skilled app developer, that’s not always enough for Shopify merchants to decide to install a newly released and unreviewed app on their sites. If you want to give merchants a reason to install and use your Shopify app, there are four things you need to do.
This article is a response to the Platform Adjacency Theory by Alex Russell , with specific takes on WebUSB and some alternative proposals for a way forward.
The founding principles of the World Wide Web have been warped by years of over-reliance on advertising. Fixing that imbalance and moving toward a more ethical, open web means relaying the foundations, with sites showing other ways are possible.
What better way could there be to start the new year than with some fresh inspiration? Our collection of wallpapers for January 2021 is bound to put a smile on your face — and maybe spark new ideas, too.
This article will provide a practical introduction to Dependency Injection in a manner that immediately permits you to realize its many benefits without being hampered down by theory.
In this episode, we’re taking a look back at 2020. Who did we speak to in our episodes this year, and what did we learn? Let’s listen back to some clips to find out.
Technology has done our world wonders: from advancements in medicine, travel, communication, and not to mention our own day-to-day lives. There’s no doubt that it has “transformed human experience” by impacting the way our society functions, as well as how we interact with one another and ourselves. But is this actually a good thing?
Vuex is the go-to state management library for Vue applications, and the Vue core team has some big plans to make it better than ever. Here’s a preview of where they are looking to take it.
Progressive web applications are proven to raise user engagement and keep the costs down effectively. Building a modern PWA requires more than just the core setup to keep up with the user’s expectations. Therefore, let’s take a first-hand look at adding contemporary characteristics to PWAs, from functioning offline to user-friendly permission requests.