As programmers, we love to build things, and what could be more exciting than building a world? Minecraft, Terragen, Skyrim, and every flight simulator ever all use some sort of fractal terrain generation. Today we’ll explore the beautifully simple diamond-square algorithm so you, too can play God.
Authentication and logins in Node can be a complicated thing. Actually logging in for any application can be a pain. This article series will deal with authenticating in your Node application using the package Passport.
It’s an open, cross-platform solution for app-to-app linking that gives you the tools you need to expose deep links in your app or to link out to others. App Links is free. It’s open source. It’s easy to implement. And it’s going to make mobile linking a whole lot easier for developers.
If you hate Photoshop (or Adobe in general) as i do, then you probably use it only if a client sends a (totally shiny) App/Web Layout as a psd file. Avocode tries to save you´re money with a service where you can open psd files without photoshop (and more). Worth a look. (currently beta)
Over the last months i canceled as many accounts as possible. Facebook, Google, Instagram etc. Im really sick of all these services and how their business models work. So im back on self hosted solutions (btsync + uberpace) or old services like flickr that are around for ages.
In the future i try to switch from twitter & tumblr to a self hosted feed with plain good old rss or some solution i come up with. The romantic easypeasy free web2.0 service thing is over for me.
I think the future lies between the blockchain and/or p2p mesh networks. We just need the right tools.
macaw 1.0 is out. Not the usual “paint your code” app. The rendered code & css looks very clean and optimized. You can also create components from your designed elements and drag them in later. You can try a trial version or buy the thing for $179. mac/win
Rabid fans clamored to throw their support and money at the project. They crowded around booths at trade shows to catch a glimpse, and built complicated software programs for the new platform— sometimes without even being able to try it out themselves. Suddenly, users were booting up and creating any virtual world they wanted, and that power made them think they might be able to influence the real world a bit. Hopes were high! Oculus seemed untouchable; the white knight of VR.