Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

5 HTML5 Features you need to know

All good. 5 HTML5 Features you need to know – Adnane Belmadiaf’s Blog HTML5 has been around for a while now, it introduces lots of new and exciting new JavaScript and HTML APIs for both mobile and desktop, so in this post you will discover some HTML5 features that will enhance your web apps and […]

PHP on Google App Engine

Seems like more trouble than it’s worth. PHP Overview – Google App Engine — Google Developers App Engine applications can be implemented using the PHP programming language. This developer guide introduces the standard interfaces and explains how to use them with App Engine, as well as the raw APIs and development tools included in the […]

Scientific Cat Name Generation

This is one of the most interesting little projects I’ve done recently. I got to apply some of my interest in randomly generated content to a real marketing purpose. The Scoop Away brand is whimsical, which offered a great opportunity to build a complex engine for recommending cat names. The stakes were low as far […]

Cleaning up failed multi-part uploads on Amazon S3

This problem hit me, too. I backup stuff with s3cmd every night. I kick off a sync at 2AM and kill the script at 6AM. For a while, I had one large file that could not finish. I built up a lot of orphaned file fragments. My monthly S3 bill kept growing and Amazon reported […]

UCSD FPS that Teaches How to Program in Java

Here’s another project that helps kids learn to program using games. It’s interesting that they use the same metaphor as CodeCombat–spellcraft. Contrast CodeSpell’s Java to CodeCombat’s JavaScript. The latter likely offers more utility to kids looking to get into the workforce in a few years. UC San Diego Computer Scientists Develop First-person Player Video Game […]

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