ENTRIES TAGGED "Node.js"

Four short links: 13 July 2011

Four short links: 13 July 2011

Freebase in Node, Form Styling, Implicit Friendships, and Dyslexic Font

  1. Freebase in Node.js (github) — handy library for interacting with Freebase from node code. (via Rob McKinnon)
  2. Formalize — CSS library to provide a standard style for form elements. (via Emma Jane Hogbin)
  3. Suggesting More Friends Using the Implicit Social Graph (PDF) — Google paper on the algorithm behind Friend Suggest. Related: Katango. (via Big Data)
  4. Dyslexia — a typeface for dyslexics. (via Richard Soderberg)
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Top stories: July 4-8, 2011

Top stories: July 4-8, 2011

Why Java matters, inside Node.js, predicting Android's ubiquity

This week on O'Reilly: We offered seven reasons why Java is worth your time, the utility of Node.js was duly noted, and Marko Gargenta offered three Android predictions that have nothing to do with mobile phones.

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What is Node.js?

What is Node.js?

Node isn't always the solution, but it does solve some important problems.

Learning Node might take a little effort, but it's going to pay off. Why? Because you're afforded solutions to your web application problems that require only JavaScript to solve.

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Radar's top stories: June 6-10, 2011

Radar's top stories: June 6-10, 2011

Face recognition is here to stay, why everyone needs to learn JavaScript, and the secrets of Node's success

This week on Radar: Tim O'Reilly offered a different take on Facebook's face recognition technology, a self-described JavaScript "hater" explained why everyone now needs to learn the language, and the secrets of Node's success were revealed.

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JavaScript spread to the edges and became permanent in the process

JavaScript spread to the edges and became permanent in the process

Node.js expert James Duncan on JavaScript's rise and what lies ahead.

James Duncan, the chief architect at Joyent, is one of the people using JavaScript in surprising ways. In this interview he shares his thoughts on how we came to depend so heavily on the language and where it might be headed.

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The secrets of Node's success

The secrets of Node's success

Why Node.js has caught on while other server-side JavaScript implementations faltered.

What is it about Node.js that makes it interesting to developers? The key factors are performance, timing, and focusing on a real problem that wasn't easily solved with other server-side dynamic languages.

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The secrets of Node’s success

The secrets of Node’s success

Why Node.js has caught on while other server-side JavaScript implementations faltered.

What is it about Node.js that makes it interesting to developers? The key factors are performance, timing, and focusing on a real problem that wasn't easily solved with other server-side dynamic languages.

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Open source tools look to make mapping easier

The barrier to entry for mapping is getting lower thanks to new platforms.

Development Seed is creating open source tools with the intent of making mapping easier for organizations and activists. The Node.js framework is playing a big role in that process.

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Four short links: 4 March 2011

Four short links: 4 March 2011

Javascript AR, Android Patterns, Node.js Book, and SMS Platforms

  1. JSARToolKit — Javascript port of the Flash AR Toolkit. I’m intrigued because the iPad2 has rear-facing camera and gyroscopes up the wazoo, and (of course) no Flash. (via Mike Shaver on Twitter)
  2. Android Patterns — set of design patterns for Android apps. (via Josh Clark on Twitter)
  3. Preview of Up and Running with Node.js (O’Reilly) — Tom Hughes-Croucher’s new book in preview form. Just sorting out commenting now. (via Tom on Twitter)
  4. #Blue Opens for Business — a web app that gets your text messages. You can reply, and there’s an API to give other apps read/write access. Signs the text message is finally becoming a consumer platform.
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Four short links: 22 February 2011

Four short links: 22 February 2011

Node.JS Cluster, Experience Culture, Robots in Education, and Homebrew Printer

  1. Cluster (github) — Node.JS multi-core server manager with plugins support. Hot restarts, and other goodness. (via The Change Log via Javascript Weekly)
  2. Nokia Culture Will Out (Adam Greenfield) — Except that, as realized by Nokia, this is precisely what failed to happen. I experienced, in fact, neither a frisson of elegant futurism nor a blasé presentiment of everyday life at midcentury. I was given an NFC phone, and told to tap it against the item I wanted from the vending machine. This is what happened next: the vending machine teeped, and the phone teeped, and six or seven seconds later a notification popped up on its screen. It was an incoming text message, which had been sent by the vending machine at the moment I tapped my phone against it. I had to respond “Y” to this text to complete the transaction. The experience was clumsy and joyless and not in any conceivable way an improvement over pumping coins into the soda machine just the way I did quarters into Defender at the age of twelve.
  3. NextGen Education and Research Robotics — virtual conference on robotics in education.
  4. Homemade Arduino Printer (Instructables) — made with an Arduino, two dead CD/DVD drives and a marker pen. Clever hack! (via MindKits on Twitter)
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