This is what Node.js is used for in 2017 – Survey Results — JSFeeds

The Node.js Foundation just published the results of a worldwide research which was conducted to understand what Node is used for nowadays, and to identify possible improvements for our favorite open-source framework. The survey was conducted online … more

Tep, another survey.  This seems to be the week for them.  This is a very good read especially for those Government types who think node.js is just a distraction to real work.  The infographics in this article are excellent and summarizes what I’ve told people for awhile now. Node is here to stay, it is often a better alternative to traditional development environments.  Node is everywhere, maybe not to extent of Java or DotNet but its power provides it with the ability to be a tool in your solution toolkit.

Node is going to replace legacy applications or the cure all for quicker and richer solutions but, it is capable of some pretty impressive shit.

New things scare people, not that Node is that new.  I’m going to date myself here.  I remember when everyone was afraid of a new thing called “Structured Cobol Programming”.  Think about it when was the last time you saw a “GOTO xxxx” statement anywhere?

 

 

 

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2017 Ionic Developer Survey The results are in! And the survey says…

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Hybrid dev is dominating, PWAs are on fire, and while Google Firebase is hot – wearables are not.
These are just a few of the results from the 2017 Ionic Developer Survey, with input from more than 13,000 community members who shared their story about the tools and technology they’re using, and the types of apps they’re building.
We’ve posted our insights and analysis along with the full data set, so you can play around and form your own conclusions.
Check out the site and let us know what the results mean to you!
Some of the observations here are very interesting
  • Hybrid development over native development (Mobile)
  • Newer development stacks are being used for internal applications
  • Progressive Web application (Yes)
  • Wearable application (Not so much)
  • Mobile (More)
  • Web (Use the new paradigm)

GMH 052 Project Build Keep your Corp PC awake aka ImF15

Keep that corporate PC from going to sleep after inactivity. This video is a beginners introduction to the Arduino IDE,. ATTiny85, and the special sketch named (ImF15) that presses the F15 once a minute to keep your PC awake.

Make the ATtiny look like a standard type keyboard by using the proper VID/PID combination.

Depending on your skill level you can skip to
5:30 – Add Attiny to Arduino IDE
11:50 – The ImF15 sketch code.

Beware of the clones. Some fake ATTiny’s will cause issues on some systems.

——— LINKS ———-

Caffeine software (Zhorn) donation based
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/

ATtiny board manager JSON
http://digistump.com/package_digistump_index.json

DigiSpark/Arduino drivers and GitHub code library
https://github.com/digistumpArdunio/release

GitHub location for ImF15 sketch
https://github.com/GeekMustHave/ImF15

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These 10 programming languages have dominated development in 2017, guess number one

With the continued growth of interest in software engineering and developer jobs, it seems like everyone wants to know which programming languages are the most useful to learn. The popularity of these languages ebbs and flows with the market, so it’s … more

From Daniel Kaufman’s web page comes the news item of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently released its list of the top programming languages for 2017.  Here is a surprise, number one of the list is…… Python.

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How to talk about an API in a way everyone understands

Andrew Seward presents tips on how to talk about an API and how to create an ubiquitous language for that. By Andrew Seward

I have fallen into the trap Andrew describes where I try to impress the end-user of the technology behind how my wonderful API works.  Most end-users just don’t care, they just want it to work.  His suggestion?  Come up with a simple vocabulary that everyone understands.

Audio Transcript

Copy of Andrews slides API Paris2016-How to talk about APIs

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GMH 051 Project Build DIY Overhead Camera Rig – “Natalya”

Project build of a DIY overhead camera rig to replace the first one I made from PVC pipe. Video of the first overhead rig called “Charlotte” is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlhEDTJ7Zk&t=512s. The new one is made from cast iron pipe and mounted directly to the table. The stronger sturdier one is called “Natalya”

Video also has some of the lessons learned from the use of PVC pipe and admitting failure so those lessons can be appreciated.

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GMH 050 Video Blog Sanity Check after 50 videos

After a few weeks to think about the channel I decided to do a video blog to outline what the future for this channel is. After 50 videos it’s a sanity check on some of my initial thoughts on starting a channel

GMH 049 Deconstruction Acer6920 Laptop

Deconstruction of an Acer 6920 laptop for the display and whatever other goodies it may have. This was the Geek’s Linux test bed notebook for many years. It was getting a little old in the tooth. Time to salvage whatever I could.

Found some cool little speakers.

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GMH 048 Project Build a better Portable Buck Converter

Take an inexpensive Buck Converter module with an LCD display showing voltage and, buttons to adjust the voltage along with an acrylic case and, with a few simple mods makes it a better tool for regulating voltage.

* Add a set of 2.1 mm jacks to use standard power supply plus and avoid using the screw terminals
* Create a set of cable with 2.1 MM Plugs and special ends for testing and usage
* Label everything, so you don’t blow it up using it

DC-DC 5-23V To 0-16.5V Step Down Power Supply Adjustable Voltage Current LCD Display Step Down Buck Module + Acrylic Case
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DC-DC…

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GMH 047 Postbag Black Decker Gryo Screwdriver

Glowing Luminous cartoon pattern fidget spinner Hand Spinner For Autism and ADHD Increase Focu Keep Hands Busy $1.50
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/White-Black-Tri-Spinner-Fidget-Toy-Plastic-EDC-Hand-Spinner-For-Autism-and-ADHD/32790549903.html

Tri-Spinner Fidgets Toy spinner hand EDC Sensory Fidget Spinner For Autism and ADHD Kids/Adult Funny Anti Stress Toys MBF68 $8.75
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/White-Black-Tri-Spinner-Fidget-Toy-Fidgets-Hand-Spinner-For-Autism-and-ADHD-One-hand-spiral/32792140521.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.h9mSzj

Portable Black Straight Bend Anti-static Plastic Tweezer Heat Resistant Repair Tool Free Shipping $1.55
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Portable-Black-Straight-Bend-Anti-static-Plastic-Tweezer-Heat-Resistant-Repair-Tool-Free-Shipping/32626897076.html

10x 22mm wood cutting disc dremel rotary tool circular saw blade dremel cutting tools for woodworking tool Dremel accessories $2.19
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HSS High-speed-steel Circular Wood Cutting Cutoff Saw Blade Wheel Discs Mandrel for Dremel Rotary Power Tools w/ 1 Mandrel 5PCS $3.95
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HSS-High-speed-steel-Circular-Wood-Cutting-Cutoff-Saw-Blade-Wheel-Discs-Mandrel-for-Dremel-Rotary/32672300000.html

Black & Decker BDCS40G 4-Volt MAX Gyro Screwdriver $45
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008R5259Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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