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Most Popular Coding Languages of 2015

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For a more detailed breakdown: Most Popular Coding Languages of 2015

 

LAMP’s new brother, MEAN.

Belowmeanlogo624x250 is a good all around tutorial on the MEAN stack (Kind of like LAMP [can mean multiple setups), but in this case actually uses a framework [mean.js])

https://hackhands.com/how-to-get-started-on-the-mean-stack/

 

A critique of MVC/MVVM as a pattern for game development

A critique of MVC/MVVM as a pattern for game development

An interesting article on using the MVC/MVVM patterns for game development.  Go here to read further.

Hacking on Brackets (brackets.io)

Taking my second big leap into contributing to a project, this time it’s Brackets – much higher learning curve but bring on the challenge. Got the dev environment setup, and will dig into it late this weekend.

Grunt, WordPress, spy-js

Today’s little project, adding to my Grunt tasks to use spy-js for WordPress development.  So far, so good.

IE Developer Channel

Checking out Microsoft’s latest work with it’s new IE Developer Channel.  Good to see, and from the brief time I had with it this morning, I liked what I saw.  Far from it becoming my main browser, but like “living on the edge”.

Late to the SSD party

SSD-Drive-icon I drug my feet on this one a bit, but finally last week I upgraded my work, personal and son’s rigs to use SSD’s (for the OS and certain apps for now).  I knew there was a performance jump, but surprised by how much.  Why the wait, mainly because I knew it would require a lot of moving of files, re-installs (I could clone, but a fresh install never hurts and most of the main apps/media are on HDDs that are separate from the OS).  Next up, putting one in my 2011 Mac Mini, and see what new life I get from it.  Because sadly it’s an over glorified NetFlix viewer right now.  Oh and I went with the Crucial M500 line, and quite pleased with them.  I will try the Samsung 840 series next for comparison.

PlayStation Mobile Project

Playstation MobileWhile I wait to be confirmed to commit to the Brackets.io project, I recently signed up for Sony’s PlayStation Mobile developer program. Initially it was to write a simple application for my son and I’s Vita’s to have a Clock/Weather screen for when they are docked.  While it’s exciting to see it flesh out, this weekend we began working on a simple game (think Commander Keen like).  It’s helping him learn programming, and what is involved in as something as simple as our little game, and best of all working on a project together.   Good times…

 

Loving brackets.io

Brackets LogoI’m really liking Brackets (latest code editor on the block). It’s almost to the point where I could replace Sublime with it. It’s still got some features to go before I make that leap, but it’s coming along great. I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.

The latest…

Not to much to report lately, busy as ever.  Lately working a  lot with AngularJS and Node.