Testing Node.js for Rails Lovers

You’ve built your first Rails-like Node app. But you’re used to test-driven development, and you have no tests! Don’t be a bad developer – let’s get into the nitty gritty of Node app testing.

Node.js for Rails Lovers

You love Ruby on Rails. There’s no easier or fun way to build a web application. But maybe you have several projects with specific Node.js business needs, or you just want to learn a new framework. You’re well-versed in JavaScript, so Node should be an easy transition, right? Let’s find out.

The Early Bird vs. The Night Owl

For two months, I experimented with waking up early instead of staying up late, to focus on personal development and side projects. I then returned to my old routine for two months, and these are my findings.

JavaScript Particle System Demo

I recently had to build a JavaScript HTML5 Canvas particle system to achieve a comet effect inside a website. I’ll be releasing the API once I clean up the code. Check out the demo in the meantime.

Jersey Shore Tech Meetup Presentation

I presented “You Already Know How To Build Mobile Apps” at the Jersey Shore Tech Meetup last night. Attendees learned how to build native mobile applications for multiple devices using alternative web technologies. You can download the presentation in PDF form here.

Six Overground Redesign

Six Overground has finally received a long overdue revamp. Check it out!

tweetndraw Is Live!

Using only the 140 characters allowed in a single tweet, what kind of art can be generated by a programmer who understands the drawing commands used by tweetndraw? Any tweets published with the #tweetndraw hashtag will be displayed in the tweetndraw gallery. All proceeds from this project will benefit high school art departments. Check It […]

Flash Papervision3D Quake MD2 Model Viewer

I’ve recently been working in Papervision3D with some MD2 avatars. Since the MD2 format was originally designed for Quake II, I figured there were no better models to use than the actual game models. I’ll be releasing the code in a thorough tutorial on how to accomplish this, but in the meantime, you can see […]

Open Source 3D

Lately I’ve been playing around with Blender, an open source 3D modeling and animation application, and I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. Virtually anything that can be realized in commercial 3D programs can be done in Blender. I’ll be posting some tutorials soon on some of the techniques I’ve found useful within Blender and […]