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Crawling for cyber zama-zamas

Wow So, this post has everything. Crypto-currency. High-speed internet chases. Adventure. Excitement. Government negligence. Life lessons. Spiders. Morphing websites. Inside jobs. Ohhh boy. Crypto-mining: it’s like modern alchemy, turning electricity into gold. Tiny tiny tiny pieces of gold. The uber-summary

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Exporting Cypher queries from the Neo4j browser

Introduction Executive summary: need to export your Neo4j favourites to co-workers, friends and family? This article provides a JavaScript solution, as well as a Chrome extension, to do so. Neo4j is a really cool, fast and powerful graph database. It

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Posted in Javascript, Technology

NPM in a corporate world

Spoilers: this article makes an incredibly basic clone of an NPM repo, with just the dependencies required for the job required of NPM, then makes it available for developers to run an npm install  on. The Problem It seems like every

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“Don’t look, just fly.”

So I’ve recently had a need to have a look at this Angular 2 business (in plain JavaScript, the tutorial has not been fun translating TypeScript to JavaScript as I went). (Okay, it’s been a bit of fun) The days

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IntelliJ says Maven’s M2_HOME system property is not set

And it’s right! To be fair, IntelliJ should really set this kind of thing up for us (given that it’s really not that hard), but I guess we should allow it a quirk every so often. I’ve found I run

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Chrome extensions for Serious Business

Introduction There are Chrome extensions for play (like, say, Rather), and then there are other extensions. Serious extensions. Extensions for Serious Business. I quite like my extensions for Serious Business times. I think you might too — it’s a fairly

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Scheme-ing some ECMAScript 6

Introduction )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) If this rings a bell, this may be the article for you. ECMAScript 6 has a range of quite neat functions – I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with using it. One that caught my

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JavaFX and JavaScript – calling Java from JavaScript

Introduction JavaFX’s integration with web pages is quite impressive – you can query the DOM, execute arbitrary JavaScript and get results back. In addition, you can trigger changes on the Java-side from the web page. In this brief introduction we’ll look

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Get the message?

Following on from a bout of attempting (and finally succeeding) to get the content and background scripts in a Chrome extension to talk to one another, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to write down a couple of the things

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Getting Some Context

Introduction I’ve recently started experimenting with creating Chrome extensions. Although there are a number of good tutorials out there  (turning divs red was particularly helpful), it’s almost impossible to have tutorials out there ready-and-waiting for all possible topics. So, let’s

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