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Why do we need feature scaling in Machine Learning and how to do it using SciKit Learn?

By | July 27, 2018

When you’re working with a learning model, it is important to scale the features to a range which is centered around zero. This is done so that the variance of the features are in the same range. If a feature’s variance is orders of magnitude more than the variance of other features, that particular feature might dominate other features in the dataset, which is not something we want happening in our model. Read more...

Hide properties of Mongoose objects in Node.JS JSON responses

By | July 19, 2017

Many a times, we’ll encounter a situation where we’ll have to hide certain properties of Mongoose objects, especially when we’re sending those objects in responses. For example, suppose you have an API endpoint like so: /user/:id. You will, obviously, send a user object as a response to this request. Read more...

Auto-discovery of packages in Laravel 5.5

By | June 2, 2017

Laravel 5.5 is right around the corner, and there are quite a few amazing features coming with this new version. Taylor Otwell has been writing about the framework’s new features frequently. The latest feature that he has announced is the auto-discovery of packages, their service providers, and facade aliases. Read more...

Laravel’s new migrate:fresh command

By | April 12, 2017

One of the features in Laravel, because of which I fell in love with the framework initially, is migrations. I don’t remember how most other frameworks handle migrations, but Laravel’s migration engine is super awesome. If you work with Laravel regularly, you’d have no doubt used a few migration commands, maybe for creating a migration file, running migrations, rolling back migrations, etc. Read more...

Make Node.js debugging easier with colorful log messages

By | January 8, 2017

I’m working on my second project in Node.js. I kind of love it. I haven’t yet decided to find out how better it performs compared to apps written in other languages, such as PHP, or Java. But writing Node.js apps is fun, mostly because you can get npm packages for almost everything you need during development. Read more...