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  1. Frontend Engineering

    Despite all its shortcomings as a programming language, JavaScript isn't a dirty word anymore. A decade ago, most self-respecting developers would refuse to even touch it, so it was left to web designers and junior developers who spiced up a few HTML pages with dispensable functionality. It's amazing how the …

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  2. Matplotlib: Plotting Bar Diagrams

    A while ago we plotted time series data with Matplotlib. This worked nicely, but with the data at hand, a bar diagram would have looked much better. In this article I'll give you a template for using bar diagrams with time series data. This builds on the work we did …

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  3. Visualizing Package Dependencies

    Managing module or package dependencies is an important design activity that helps to keep a software project maintainable. Visualizing these dependencies is a good way of getting a first impression on a project and for exposing design problems. In this article we're going to create a basic visualization for a …

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  4. Changing the Number of Workspaces in Unity

    In Ubuntu's Unity, you get four workspaces per screen, arranged in two rows with two columns each. Fortunately, there's a way to get more desktop space, but in Ubuntu 11.10 it takes a bit of searching.

    After clicking around for 20 minutes, I finally found a menu in compiz' …

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  5. Switching Displays via Keyboard Shortcuts

    When I'm at my desk I use an external LCD monitor with my netbook. I'm glad that switching displays finally works on Linux, but even on Ubuntu it takes a lot of clicks in the Monitors menu. Fortunately, I found a way to map this to keyboard shortcuts.

    The following …

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