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Applying the Principles of Stage Magic to the User Experience

Posted by Danno Ferrin  on  Apr 17, 2012 1

Danno Ferrin suggests applying principles used in magic for a better user experience: Consider the Stage and the Audience, Practice, Overcome Objections Before They Arise, Patter and Showmanship, Sleight of Hand, Direction, Simulation, Dissimulation, Anticipation.

The Once And Future Script Loader

Posted by Kyle Simpson  on  Apr 16, 2012 1

Kyle Simpson reviews the script loading history and discusses current script loading techniques and the browser and HTML support for them.

Generic Programming Galore Using D

Posted by Andrei Alexandrescu  on  Apr 11, 2012 1

Andrei Alexandrescu discusses generic programming, showing how to solve generic tasks with D, tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform with other languages.

Vim: From Essentials to Mastery

Posted by Bill Odom  on  Apr 10, 2012 1

Bill Odom presents the essentials of Vim and demoes advanced techniques, important settings, useful customizations, scripts, plug-ins, tips and tricks.

A P2P Digital Self with TeleHash

Posted by Jeremie Miller  on  Apr 05, 2012 1

Jeremie Miller presents how to create a fully distributed data network in which nodes communicate directly with each other using UDP, JSON and Kademlia, without relying on central servers.

Testing, Testing, iOS

Posted by Heath Borders  on  Apr 04, 2012 1

Heath Borders introduces several testing tools for iOS - OCUnit, Google Toolbox for Mac (GTM), GHUnit, UISpec, UIAutomation, OCMock – making some recommendations on which is better.

Embedding Ruby and RubyGems Over RedBridge

Posted by Yoko Harada  on  Mar 28, 2012

Yoko Harada introduces RedBridge, aka JRuby Embed, a Java API for calling JRuby code that is treated as regular Java objects, explaining its relation to JSR223 and demoing how to use it.

An Introduction to Doctor Who (and Neo4j)

Posted by Ian Robinson  on  Mar 23, 2012 1

Ian Robinson introduces Neo4J, a graph database, discussing how it can be used to store and work with data associated with Doctor Who.

Chloe and the Real Time Web

Posted by Trotter Cashion  on  Mar 21, 2012 1

Trotter Cashion introduces and demoes Chloe, a web server that handles real time data streaming between browsers and web applications written in any language and using any framework.

Ratpack: Classy and Compact Groovy Web Apps

Posted by James Williams  on  Mar 14, 2012 1

James Williams explains how to create and manage Ratpack (a micro Groovy web framework) applications, and dealing with authentication, persistence and interfacing Grails apps.

Akka: Reloaded

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  Mar 13, 2012 3

Josh Suereth presents the new features available in Akka 2.0: clustered actors, including stateless and stateful ones, replication and the Cluster API.

Distributed Data Analysis with Hadoop and R

Posted by Jonathan Seidman and Ramesh Venkataramaiah  on  Mar 09, 2012 2

Jonathan Seidman and Ramesh Venkataramaiah present how they run R on Hadoop in order to perform distributed analysis on large data sets, including some alternatives to their solution.

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