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He must have hidden the plans in the pod

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Energistically innovate out-of-the-box human capital via flexible technology. Distinctively cultivate fully researched paradigms after focused process improvements. Progressively architect virtual core competencies after worldwide meta-services. Interactively revolutionize bricks-and-clicks leadership skills before 24/365 methods of empowerment. Compellingly productize just in time deliverables...

The plans will soon be back in our hands

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Credibly visualize bleeding-edge metrics after effective paradigms. Rapidiously fashion backward-compatible web-readiness vis-a-vis cross-unit expertise. Quickly customize extensible human capital whereas high-payoff partnerships. Energistically extend high-payoff niche markets through equity invested best practices. Continually cultivate ethical opportunities before end-to-end core competencies...

The last time I felt it was a long time ago

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Intrinsicly architect granular ideas whereas premium paradigms. Authoritatively evisculate plug-and-play alignments after installed base initiatives. Objectively visualize diverse products rather than transparent ideas. Collaboratively simplify 24/365 supply chains via diverse interfaces. Enthusiastically morph flexible expertise for adaptive services. Interactively expedite enterprise-wide...

JavaScript Scope

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Scope determines what variables or bindings are available to JavaScript within its current context. For example, if a variable is defined outside of any functions within your code (often referred to as the main call stack), these variables are available to all other code embedded within other blocks and functions. Variables defined in main are often referred to as ‘Global Variables‘...

JavaScript Call Stack

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In earlier lessons, we wrote code without using any functions. Now that you have been introduced to the various ways we can organize our code within function declarations and expressions, it is helpful to step back for a moment to understand the flow of execution within our code. JavaScript uses a call stack to in order to manage this flow, which is essentially a data structure (or to-do list)...

JavaScript Functions

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Functions are repeatable blocks of code. They are fundamental to most programming languages and allow you to build applications with reusable code that can be called with different arguments. The best way to explain functions is through an example. Suppose you wanted a quick way to calculate how much your bill would be with tip (assume for this example the bill amount includes tax). → Try it...

JavaScript Loops

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Often in programming, we need to carry out similar instructions a number of different times. Loops help reduce redundant code and let you quickly offload repetitive tasks to the computer. In JavaScript there are several types of loops. In this lesson we are going to examine while, do while, and for loops. While and Do While loops As their names suggest, while and do while loops carry out a number...

What Makes AWS A Great Choice For Small Businesses?

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Even though Amazon Web Services has been around for many years now, several persistent misconceptions abound, particularly among owners of small businesses. For instance, many of them believe AWS is for big players only. Perhaps this perception arises from the fact that many online giants use AWS servers for hosting, including AOL, Reddit, and Netflix. Or perhaps the fact that AWS is the...

Rapid Reporting and Visualization Development with Watson Analytics

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Watson Analytics provides a powerful suite of display and rapid reporting options. This article looks at two distinct datasets from Kaggle, Laptop Price and Mobile Price Classification. By using the display options available within Watson Analytics, the ability to create a compelling story possible. Both sets of analysis are focused around the target variable of price (or price_range), and the...

Using JavaScript Fetch API to Retrieve sample JSON data

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A while ago I wrote an article called Using jQuery.AJAX() to Retrieve Sample JSON Data. Since this time I’ve been slowly using more and more native JavaScript to get things done, so I thought it was time to revisit this concept using the fetch() API. It has been very convenient over the years to use jQuery to simplify tasks that otherwise would have been more challenging to write in native...

Useful WordPress Plugins You Probably Didn’t Know About

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WordPress is one of the most popular, efficient ways to develop a fully-functional, beautiful website. WordPress add-on products and services are also highly decentralized. Developers are constantly producing plugins, or stand-alone software that can be easily incorporated into a WordPress website and provide it with a specific functionality. Adding new plugins to your WordPress website can...

Simple Predictive Modeling with Watson Analytics

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This article focuses on two different predictive models built from two different data sources from Kaggle, Laptop Price and Mobile Price Classification. Laptop Price consists of records of various laptop models, which was last updated six months ago from writing, adding additional laptop characteristics and prices. Mobile Price Classification provides data on mobile phones including price range...

JavaScript Conditional Statements

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Conditional statements (commonly called if statements) provide a way for JavaScript to make decisions and run specified code based on a set of criteria. In JavaScript, the criteria or condition is surrounded in parenthesis and the resulting code to run is contained in a block. Up until now, we have been examining single line statements. In JavaScript, a block of code is surrounded by curly braces...

Exploratory Data Analysis with Watson Analytics

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Watson Analytics provides a suite of analytics tools that are easy to use for non-technical people. The software opens the door for data preparation and exploration for managers and other personnel who would benefit from analysis but don’t necessarily have the advanced analytical background. This article details the analysis of a dataset called Laptop Prices, sourced from Kaggle. The...

Is Your Organization Using Evidence-Based Decision Making?

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There are more ways to access data through a large amount of software tools than there has ever been in the history of analytics. We have access to a wealth of information that, if used properly, can help drive decisions and bring about success within organizations. Why then are so many top-level executive decisions driven by intuition and gut feel? There have been countless examples over the...

Using Data Analytics to Improve Heath Care

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched several programs over the years with the goal of improving healthcare in the United States. The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) is one of these programs, that was built to support clinician practices through peer-based learning. The goals of this initiative is to facilitate large-scale practice transformation through...

Organizational Culture Changes and Impacts on the Individual & Decision Making

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Organizational culture has an impact on how a business functions. (O’Reilly III, Chatman, & Caldwell, 1991) echo the agreement of researchers over the years that culture may be an important factor in determining how well an individual fits an organizational context. I’ve witnessed the positive and negative effects of organizational culture both in regards to the individual as well as...

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I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment.

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