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Next.js 10 released with new front-end development capabilities – SD Times

next.js 10 released with new front-end development capabilities – sd times

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The React framework Next.js is getting a major update for front-end development. Vercel, the Next.js company, announced Next.js 10 at its user conference today with new ways for front-end developers to create rich web experiences. 
“Performance, or lack of it, is the most critical factor in the success or failure of the modern web site,” said Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Vercel. “Next.js 10 addresses the most critical pain points developers face when optimizing their workflows and websites to deliver high quality, highly-performant content at scale.”
Top features in this release include automatic image optimization, internationalized routing and automatic language detection, quick-start e-commerce capabilities and continuous Web Vitals analytics.
According to the company, Google’s Web Vitals is expected to become the next PageRank, which can impact a website’s success or failure. With Next.js 10, developers get real-world continuous user insights to help them understand where their site needs improvement and provides continuous feedback.  
Internationalized routing and automatic language detection automatically determines what content to serve based on users’ language preferences. 
Automatic image optimization automatically replaces legacy HTML image tags and adds React-based image components through automatic progressive loading, according to the team. 
Lastly, Next.js Commerce is …

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ICC joins business, development, and humanitarian partners to launch Private Sector for Refugees web portal – ICC – International Chamber of Commerce

icc joins business, development, and humanitarian partners to launch private sector for refugees web portal – icc – international chamber of commerce

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In collaboration with the European Investment Bank, Danish Industri, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Refugee Agency, the PS4R web portal will share global lessons on the role of the private sector in supporting the economic integration of refugees.
The web portal will share initiatives and-experiences by civil society, companies, business associations, as well as national and international development institutions on the role of the private sector in facilitating the economic integration of refugees.
“In the current health and economic crisis, we must not forget the needs of the most vulnerable — especially refugees and migrants — and leave no one behind,” said ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO. “We are proud of our global network’s commitment to support the health and economic needs of refugees through pioneering projects and initiatives. The PS4R web portal will open doors for our network to engage in knowledge sharing and collaborate on the ground with like-minded partners to make business work for all.”
Visitors to the web portal will also be able to access the PS4R Charter of Good Practice on the Role of the Private Sector in Economic Integration of Refugees, a reference document that provides …

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Thesis Acquires Assets of Content Marketing Agency Bonfire

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Thesis, an award-winning digital agency, accelerates its growth with the strategic acquisition of the assets of Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency specializing in account-based marketing (ABM) for technology clients. The deal includes the client acquisition of a Silicon Valley-based, Fortune 100 information technology company that has been leveraging Bonfire Marketing’s ABM services for several years, thus expanding Thesis’s client portfolio and full-service digital capabilities.
“We’re excited about what we can bring to our new information technology client, and not only iterate what’s been done, but build our capabilities and grow,” said Ryan Buchanan, CEO of Thesis. “Being a part of Portland’s tight-knit creative and business community together with Bonfire has enabled us to collaborate in many instances over the years. Our core strengths are complementary and our approach to data analytics strongly aligns. This expansion allows us to offer an expanded suite of capabilities to our new and existing clients, while expanding our technology client portfolio.”
As part of the strategic move, Thesis will initially contract with all seven of Bonfire Marketing’s employees. Thesis and its clients will gain access to Bonfire’s combined three decades of deep-rooted experience in data-informed email and …

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Westhoven looks to unseat Grendell in Ohio House District 76

westhoven looks to unseat grendell in ohio house district 76

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The District 76 Ohio House of Representatives race is a study in contrasts with software engineer and political newcomer Garrett Westhoven, a Democrat, challenging veteran Republican lawmaker Diane Grendell, who is the incumbent.Voters in northern Portage County, including Aurora, Hiram, Mantua, Freedom, Shalersville, Windham and Garrettsville, will see this race on their ballot.One of the issues on which they differ is their approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grendell, of Chesterland, who’s in her second stint in the House, having served there from 1992-2000, said leaders need to “open Ohio up.” Grendell was appointed to the seat in May 2019 after Republican Sarah LaTourette resigned.“We lost the IX Center,” Grendell said. “It’s going to take six to 10 years to recover from the [economic] losses.”In September, she announced a bill to “Restore Ohio Now,” which would end the state of emergency established by Gov. Mike DeWine in March. “Initially, there was much cause for concern regarding COVID-19,” Grendell said in September. “Governor DeWine responded appropriately to an unknown threat facing Ohioans. However, the administration continues to use this state of emergency to issue restrictive orders against our businesses and all Ohioans … The time has come to responsibly transition …

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Hubspot Front-End Web Developer

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Title: Hubspot Front-End Web Developer     

Role type:  Contract-to-Hire

Hours: Full-Time, Flexible Work Schedule Required.

Location: Dallas, Texas (Daily in-office at our HQ located in Uptown Area of Dallas)

Reports to:  Head of Marketing Operations

rewardStyle is looking for a contract-to-hire Front-End Web Developer to produce and maintain Hubspot powered web pages, banners, and targeted communications from the rewardStyle + LIKEtoKNOWit websites. The ideal candidate will be experienced in creating SEO-friendly Hubspot pages and WordPress sites. This is an amazing opportunity for a creative, driven developer to execute flawless results that could lead to a potential full-time position with rewardStyle.

Your responsibilities will include:


Produce, modify and maintain company landing pages and websites. 
Translate design wireframes to actual code that will produce the visual elements of the application, taking into consideration multi-browser compatibility and performance.
Create new microsites, landing pages, and other content as needed in HubSpot and WordPress
Develop and create email templates; Implement responsive design for mobile sites 
Test the site during development for usability and fix bugs
Possess proficient understanding of version control systems Ensure optimum functionality, performance, scalability, security and internalization 

Successful candidates will have:


Ability to start within 15 days of executed contract
Strong proficiency with Hubspot 
Experienced …

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Prep for a Career in AI With This Discounted Python Bundle

prep for a career in ai with this discounted python bundle

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If you’re a programmer, the job market is wide open right now; there are positions in nearly every field requiring a laptop. But there’s one area of the tech sector that is practically begging for fresh talent: artificial intelligence.AI algorithms are used in everything from Tesla cars to your smartphone voice assistant, and they don’t spring to life fully formed—they require programmers who know Python, and know it well. This programming language has tons of applications in web development, but it’s particularly well-suited to setting up the neural networks that form the foundation of AI.If you’re coming in on the ground floor, the Ultimate Python & Artificial Intelligence Bundle is the best way to bring yourself up to speed. This series of nine e-learning courses covers all the ways that Python can be used in this fast-growing field. Even if you’ve never written a line of code before, the beginner’s course will get you started in style. Not only does it teach you the nuts and bolts of Python syntax, but the structure of programming itself.After a gentle one hour introductory course, subsequent courses steer you toward Python’s specific uses in the world of AI. Learn the …

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Israelis design Bulgarian remote educational system amid coronavirus

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Israeli hi-tech entrepreneurs based in Sofia, Bulgaria, have designed an online platform so that Bulgarian students may go back to school this winter amid the coronavirus pandemic.The system was developed to integrate studies through the Education Ministry for over 800,000 students using a Google-based unified system.The creation of users and data migration for the online system accounted for Google’s largest data transfer of the year, with the number of teachers, students and classroom combinations being well over five billion.”Google couldn’t believe the challenging timelines for a project in this magnitude, but we did it the Israeli way: by being a bit pushy, a bit rude but ultimately getting the job done – like we do in our other e-commerce, mobile and web development projects that we do in AppGreat,” said Israeli tech executive Josh Shoham.Shoham and Rami Nahum, two Israeli founders of AppGreat, also compiled a comprehensive guidance program for the 100,000 teachers and teaching staff across the 4,700 Bulgarian educational institutions, in case one runs into any trouble. The guidance includes tools for lesson management, such as pre-muting students to prevent interference, electronic voting and an online board to replace the chalkboard in the physical classroom, as well …

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Windsor launches platform to highlight downtown development opportunities

windsor launches platform to highlight downtown development opportunities

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WINDSOR — The Windsor Downtown Development Authority last week launched Development Push, a web platform that highlights properties that the town views as ripe for development and connects would-be developers with planning and development staffers.“Ultimately, Windsor has many great assets unmatched in Northern Colorado. Our goal is to find the right partners to help us in translating these exciting opportunities into assets for our community.”  DDA executive director Matt Ashby said in a press release.
Featured downtown properties include the Kennedy Chevrolet site on Fourth Street recently purchased by the town.
“As we toured the building, the character and layout felt like a natural fit for a marketplace concept. Windsor is a growing foodie hub, and the building would be ideal for welcoming even more diverse dining and craft artisan shops,” Windsor mayor Paul Rennemeyer said in the release.
For more information, visit windsordda.com/doing-business/prosper/.
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Hiring Kit: Back-End Developer

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Finding a Back-End Developer with programming and technical expertise as well as superior collaboration and communication skills will require a comprehensive recruitment strategy. This Hiring Kit from TechRepublic Premium provides an adjustable framework your business can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the right person for the job.
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Introduction
In the digital age, any business that does not have a dynamic and responsive website is operating at a considerable competitive disadvantage. Customers, clients, vendors, investors, and stakeholders depend on a businesses’ website for vital information that can drive their decision making. For modern businesses, their website is integral to their communication and marketing strategy.
The behind-the-scenes activity of a modern website and the systems that make it dynamically responsive are designed, programmed, and constantly tested by the Back-End Developer. Back-end developers create, code, and improve the server, server-side applications, and databases that, when combined with front-end apps, help create a functional, seamless experience for the end-user.
Like all developers, Back-End Developers must create clear and precise code and have a thorough understanding of the entire web development process, from back-end to front-end. Cooperation and collaboration with programming teams up and down the web development chain …

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OGC invites developers to a virtual Code Sprint to refine the upcoming OGC API – EDR standard – GISuser.com

ogc invites developers to a virtual code sprint to refine the upcoming ogc api – edr standard – gisuser.com

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The OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR) candidate standard enables end-users to easily identify and retrieve a subset of data from ‘big data’ stores

Contact: info@ogc.org 
26 October 2020: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites developers to its next virtual Code Sprint, which will focus on refining the OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval candidate standard. The OGC API – EDR Sprint #2 virtual event will be held on November 9-10, 2020, from 9:00am 5:30pm US Eastern. Registration for the OGC API – EDR Sprint #2 and a pre-event Webinar is here.
An OGC Sprint is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimal process and organization constraints to support the development of new applications and candidate standards.
A pre-event webinar will take place on November 4, 2020 at 9:00am US Eastern. The webinar will set out the scope of the code sprint and provide an overview of the candidate standard.
OGC has been developing a new generation of standards for building web APIs that make location-referenced information more Findable, Accessible, Interoperabile, and Reusable (FAIR). These draft specifications come from OGC’s effort to create modular, resource-oriented API standards that use OpenAPI for describing interfaces that offer location-referenced information over the web.
To …

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