Arduino is a micro-controller to build mini-computers able to read informations from sensors (such as the brightness of a room or motion) and then control lights or motors in response. With this tool, we can develop interactive objects.
Today we received our Leap Motion Controller, a new motion detection product that allows you to control your computer in three dimensions with just hands and fingers. We’re excited about the possibilities we can dream up with the product and even more excited about starting to build them!
Design and Arts Experimental Inspirations
Perhaps some of you remember with fondness the Konami code from days spent gathered around the television and a video game console. I know that I certainly do. Easteregg.in is a tool that gives developers easy-to-use templates to implement their own Easter Eggs in web products. Simply choose between the different types of Easter Eggs and methods of activation and then throw it into your code! I thought it was a cool concept and decided to share it.
As a developer I sometimes find myself running into programming related issues. It turns out that most of these issues can be solved by simply looking at the right places. It is safe to say that someone, somewhere, has encountered the same problem than you do and asked about it online.
In software development we always try to follow rules and best practices to produce better products by minimizing code. One of the most popular mantras is the D.R.Y (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle and states the following:
Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.
Of course, it is not always easy to perfectly follow this principle. For example, this can become difficult in front-end development and, more precisely, when it comes to CSS.