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The Internet of Peas? Gardening with JavaScript Part 1

Who wouldn't want an army of robots to help out around the home and garden? It's not science fiction: Robots are devices that sense and respond to the world around us, so with some off-the-shelf hardware, and the power of the Johnny-Five JavaScript Robotics framework, we can build and program simple "robots" to automate every day tasks. In this two part article series, we'll build an Internet-connected device for monitoring plants.

The Internet of Peas? Gardening with JavaScript Part 2

In this two-part article series, we're building an Internet-connected garden bot using JavaScript. In part one, we set up a Particle Core board, created a Johnny-Five project, and ran a Node.js program to read raw values from a soil moisture sensor.

AngularJS 2.0 is a tempest we should all embrace

A look at why we should care about the change from Angular 1.x to 2.0, and what it means for the future.

Using Node.js dependencies in NW.js

This article discusses how a big advantage of having a Node/io.js runtime is to be able to make use of all the modules that are available for node developers. It also shows how developers can categorize three different types of modules that they can use.

Diving into Juju

In my last post, I introduced you to Juju and talked about how it could help you. Now I'd like to walk you through some real world examples of Juju in action.

Building Your App: Creating Executables for NW.js

How hard can it be to package up your NW.js app into real executables? To be a true desktop app, it should be a self-contained .exe, .app, or similar. There are a few ways to approach this.This post starts with the simplest approach with the least amount of code or configuration.

Knowledge in Motion

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An introduction to Juju

You've finished that application you've been working on for weeks or months and you're ready to show it to the world. Now you login to your favorite cloud, launch instances, setup monitoring, security groups and firewalls. All of that is well and good, but it's tedious work. Juju solves that problem (and more). Juju is a cloud orchestration and service modeling toolkit. With it, you can deploy your application to clouds like Amazon, Azure, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Joyent or Digital Ocean, or to your own bare metal via MAAS.

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How to Make Generic typealiases in Swift

Swift's typealias declarations are a good way to clean up our code. It's generally considered good practice in Swift to use typealiases to give more meaningful and domain-specific names to types that would otherwise be either too general-purpose or too long and complex.

Using Jupyter to write documentation

Learn how to write documents with embedded code, and execute this code on the fly with the Jupyter Notebook.

Creating a simple 3D Multiplayer Game with THREE.js

Before you are even able to reach the world with your game, you need to package it. For "packaging" your game, I will cover both the integration inside of a web page, and the actual packaging inside of a standalone application.

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