The cryptocurrency hype is on. And it does not signal to slow down anytime soon. While Bitcoin is the first and by far the most popular digital currency the landscape in 2021 offers a lot more.
In this post I am comparing Bitcoins (BTC) with Stellar Lumens (XLM), the native digital currency of the Stellar protocol. Stellar’s mission is to setup an open and distributed digital payment infrastructure that can scale globally, supporting various currencies and avoiding high unnecessary fees.
Bitcoin in 2009 was “forged” without any other model to compare to. The initial view was to offer a secure…
One of the features that make Telegram a great Chatbot platform is the ability to create Polls. This was introduced in 2019, later improved by adding the Quiz mode and, most importantly, by making it available to the Telegram Chatbot API.
It is possible to create a Poll directly in the Telegram application (without coding) but here we will explore how to develop from scratch a Telegram Chatbot quiz using the Python Telegram Bot library.
First some warming up: play with a live example and test your knowledge of the world’s capitals 😎. …
On Apr 29th, 2021 the amazing Dependabot (Preview) shut its doors: all existing customers and repositories are going to be migrated onto the GitHub-Native Dependabot, seamlessly integrated with the whole GitHub platform.
Let’s explore differences and what is useful to know.
Dependabot is one of the most useful and valuable tools for software development: thousands of companies, communities, and repositories have been kept safe against vulnerabilities in the upstream (open source) dependencies since the tool started featuring on GitHub Market place in 2019. …
In the crowded jungle of Altcoins it is hard to keep up. New coins and new concepts popping up every day, hordes of enthusiastic investors dreaming of their exit strategy, spectacular price trends that make all of a sudden a cryptocurrency famous and wanted.
It is a fascinating outlook where competition is fierce and the logic of the market is unpredictable, just look at the success of Dogecoin (DOGE), a currency based on a popular Internet meme.
But there is one which seems special because of its name and a very low value: the FREE Coin.
The deployment of Java applications on Heroku is pretty simple: there are different options (with git, Docker Registry, Heroku Maven plugin), lots of documentation and examples.
Unfortunately it does not always run smoothly and developers need to understand what error codes mean and what can be done about it.
within 60 seconds of launch
Java (web) applications that serve HTTP requests are deployed on a
Web Dyno and must bind to the dynamic
PORT assigned by Heroku. This port is mapped to a custom herokuapp HTTPS url (ie
A frequent mistake is hardcoding (ie
8080 ) the port number or leaving it…
Telegram es una plataforma popular para desarrollar chatbots: excelente documentación, comunidad activa, varias bibliotecas y toneladas de ejemplos.
Si estás comenzando, hay muchos tutoriales, especialmente en Medium. Y Stackoverflow también es un gran recurso para responder preguntas y comprender problemas (a menudo el autor está disponible en ese canal para intentar ayudar a otros desarrolladores 🤓).
En cambio, este artículo se centra en aspectos más avanzados relacionados con la implementación de un bot de Telegram usando Python Telegram Bot:
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Heroku file system is ephemeral: applications can write on the file system but any change is discarded when the Dyno (the application host) restarts, making this option only suitable for temporary data.
It is also important to remember that Heroku implements cycling: every Dyno reboots (at least) every 24 hours and all local filesystem modifications are deleted.
Applications that must persist data should instead rely on an external database or a remote file server. …
Docker Desktop (natively) and Heroku CLI (with Rosetta) work nicely on the Apple M1 processor, however, a locally built Docker image will not successfully deploy onto the Heroku Docker Registry.
In a previous article Deploy to Heroku From a MacBook M1: Heroku CLI or GitHubActions, I have described how it is possible (and very convenient) to build a Docker image and deploy it to Heroku using GitHub Actions. Here I am going to look at how to, in a Mac development environment, build and release an image that is compatible with the Heroku Docker Registry runtime.
Telegram is a popular platform to develop chatbots: excellent documentation, vibrant community, various libraries and tons of examples.
If you are getting started there are plenty of tutorials around, especially on Medium. And Stackoverflow is also a great resource for answering questions and understanding issues (your author is often spotted there to try helping fellow developers out 🤓).
This article instead focusses on more advanced aspects related to the implementation of a Telegram bot using Python Telegram Bot:
Telegram Bot can work…
Setting up a new laptop is always fun, but this time with my new flashy MacBook Pro and the Apple-designed M1 chip is a different experience. The device is simply amazing and very performing, however, it has created headaches especially for developers who need to run a variety of tools that are not yet compatible with ARM architecture.
This post is about how to deploy (*) on Heroku your projects developed on the Apple Silicon M1:
(*) note that deploying with git (
git push heroku master) works fine (Git…
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