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!
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.
“The only thing that we can be sure of the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic.” — Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1964
This is part of a series of blogs on visions of the future. Although rather complex when accurately taking into consideration socio-political, ethical, and cultural aspects, we shall focus primarily on technology and the user experiences that we expect to find in the near or distant future. But before we examine our current ideas of the future, let us go back in time and see how people envisioned our presence. As tempting as it is to laugh off historic visions of the future today, it might prove helpful to examine them. Common mistakes seem to be made whenever we try to envision the future.
PHP is a great script language that has many applications when it comes to web development. It is a particularly useful tool when working with images. You can create and manipulate images files in variety of different formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF). If you are interested in manipulating animated GIFs, my coworker made a great tutorial about that. Today we’ll look at cropping and resizing images in PHP.
An important step in the process of building a website or web application is the conception of the data structure. Most of the problems that come up during the development of project come from a poorly conceived database. Bad modeling will create superfluous terms, incapacity and lost data. Good modeling makes the project more flexible for possible improvements. The more robust your model is, the less issues you will run intro when you retrieve data through PHP or ASP. It also makes access to the data faster and simpler.