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It took me more than a month to decide which bootcamp should I get into. For whole month I’d read different bootcamp reviews, fill the form to get curriculums, read reviews on Course Report, Career Karma, Switchup and other similar sites.

I watched hours long videos of coding bootcamp reviews on YouTube which helped me get deep insights of how does it feel to be the coding bootcamp student. One of my favorite channel on YouTube for coding bootcamp reviews is DonTheDeveloper.

The reason I took so long in choosing bootcamp is because I know that being a coding bootcamp…

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Design Lobby is a platform which helps designers manage design assets and version control. Built for high-performance design teams that want to manage design assets and collaboration efforts between teams across multiple workspaces.

All your Design Resources in one place

Design Lobby is designed to store all your design files in one place, that includes Images, Icons, Fonts, Colors palettes/gradients, all assets you need when working on design projects. You name it!

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After being enrolled in Flatiron’s software engineering bootcamp for a month, finally it’s time to build my very first portfolio project. The last time I worked on any CLI app was few years back in when one of our teacher gave us task of building any CLI app using Assembly language, that I built a simple currency calculator. It was a totally a procedural program, no Object Oriented concepts were used. So it was pretty simple to build.

But for this project we had to use Object Orientation design and concepts, it took me a while to come up with…

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Palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward, such as madam, racecar.

I watched an amazing movie “Arrival”. In the movie twelve extraterrestrial spacecraft silently hover over disparate locations around the Earth.

One of the character Louise Banks’s daughter Hannah. Asks her mother that why she was named ‘Hannah’. Louise replies that her name is very special as it is a palindrome; it reads the same forward and backward.

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In this tutorial I’ll be using Ruby language and its popular library Nokogiri. So, if you do not have Ruby language and Nokogiri installed in your system then you can use allows users to write code and build apps and websites using a browser.

Let’s get started!!

What is Nokogiri?

Nokogiri is an open source software library to parse HTML and XML in Ruby. It is one of the most downloaded Ruby gems, having been downloaded over 300 million times from the repository.

I think that’s enough, right? Now let’s get our hands dirty with the code!

Opening a Web Page as HTML with Nokogiri and open-uri

Before we…

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I always had interests in computers, video games, smartphones and other gadgets. And the journey of my coding started when I watched a video ‘What Most Schools Don’t Teach’. I listened to most successful people like Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft. Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter, and others and they all had different and quite amazing things to say about coding.

What caught my attention is the quote from Steve Jobs

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.” — Steve Jobs

During that time I was in highschool doing…

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01. Keep it short

People like to scan Facebook, try to keep your post under 120 characters.

02. Use big, beautiful images

Posts with eye catching photos and videos standout making it more likely that people will like, comment and share them and know that Facebook prioritizes visual content.

03. Share exclusive content

Offer special deals or events to your Facebook page visitors to keep them interested and drive sales.

04. Respond to customers

People like when you listen to them when you reply to posts and comment quickly.

05. Tie your content to special events or holidays

Make posts on the events that are important to your audience and schedule posts around those dates.

06. Post for the right audience

Posts are more effective when the people who care see them…

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“We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

— Aristotle

A lot of people define themselves with the opinion and perception of people around us. I know a lot of us have been told

“You’re never on time.”

“Why can’t you ever keep your things in order?”

“You must be an artist!”

“You eat like a horse!”

“I can’t believe you won!”

“This is so simple. Why can’t you understand?”

These opinions of people about you are more often projections then reflections. And that’s why you are you afraid to make a mistake…

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As designers, we have tendency to assume that our users are similar to us. In fact, this is not just a problem that designers have — it is an example of a more general phenomenon, called the FALSE CONSENSUS EFFECT.

We always make mistake believing in that our users are like us when solving a design problem. For example when we react a certain way to a design, we may assume others will react the same way. In other words, we may assume there is an agreement or consensus when there is none (thus the name false consensus).

If we…

In the movie Interstellar, that’s one of my favorite movie which I have watched for almost five times. Every time I watch it, I get more curious about the science and the space. In Interstellar you get to see an up-close look at a supermassive black hole. Black hole’s massive gravitational pull bend lights into a ring. The problem with this picture is it’s not real. It’s just a simulation of unprecedented accuracy, developed with the help of greatest physicist Kip Thorne.

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