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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.

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.

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.

Speed, speed, speed

I wish Verizon’s FiOS was available in my area (central Iowa).  Or at least some fiber-optic network, not so much for the d/l speeds but higher upload bandwidth and ridiculously low data caps.  The current caps in place (200-350 GBs/mo) is absurd these days.  With most services switching from downloading to streaming HD content (Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, the new consoles, etc…) plus the ever growing size of applications, games, and so on.

Albert Einstein

If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.