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If you don’t know what a misplaced modifier is or the difference between “its” and “it’s,” you’re not alone. But chances are good that at least some of the people who read your copy will. Fortunately, copy editing will rid your text—whether it’s a book manuscript, a project proposal, or product descriptions on an e-commerce site—of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
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Web Development

Continuous Integration Development with GitHub and CircleCI: How It Works & How to Get Started

Continuous integration (CI) is a common practice in development that involves integrating code into a shared repository like GitHub several times a day. In this article, learn how to set up a development environment with CircleCI, a powerful, free CI tool.

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July 26, 2016

Web Development

Hybrid Cloud: A Brief Intro

Hybrid cloud solutions give organizations the scalability of the public cloud while maintaining data security. In this article, we look at what a hybrid solution entails as well as how it compares to public and private clouds.

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July 25, 2016

Data

3 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Universal Analytics

Google Analytics is the most popular analytics service on the web, allowing website owners and marketers to monitor how users are interacting with their content from an easy-to-use dashboard. However, many websites are still using the legacy Google Analytics framework. In this article, we’ll look at the differences between these two libraries and explain why you should strongly consider upgrading to analytics.js.

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July 21, 2016

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