Bowling is WAY too expensive

Over the weekend I took my wife and daughter to the AMF bowling alley in Milford to bowl a few games and have some fun. Little did we know that the trip was going to cost us (wait for it) $36 just for a single game and $20 just for pizza! What the hell is read more »

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JavaScript Tetris

At this point I’ve been writing JavaScript code for a few years now and every time I approach a new “coding for fun” project, I seem to always gravitate to JS. I still haven’t gotten on board with JavaScript as a server side language for websites, perhaps someday I will change my mind, but in the read more »

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Javascript Canvas 2D Game Tutorial

Html5 canvas is a big deal in the world, I can’t even begin to talk about the things that can be done with it without mentioning the fact that things like unreal engine have already been ported to javascript and draw on the HTML5 canvas. The epic citadel demo, the Impact.js JavaScript game engine, and Monster read more »

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Realistic Node.js vs Apache + PHP test

There are many benchmark results out there claiming that Node.js out performs apache including this one http://blog.loadimpact.com/2013/02/01/node-js-vs-php-using-load-impact-to-visualize-node-js-efficency/ which claims to be serving node.js much faster when we reach our larger concurrency levels. Are these results accurate? Can an event driven javascript based server out perform Apache by that much? Reading these kinds of blogs I read more »

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Javascript as a server side language?

The reason for the question mark is simple. Why would we actually want this? Javascript is slow… Why then is node.js event driven io system being sold as such a high performance system? lets find out shall we! Lets write a few tests to see if node(v8 javascript engine) can keep up with CPython and read more »

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Python Twisted vs. Node.js Websocket testing

First up will be some Node.js code to test an app at http://python.richwandell.com/we_draw/         the app will allow anyone to visit the site from any devices that has a web browser and draw with anyone else. Here is the front end code that will be drawing the lines on a Javascript canvas. read more »

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Python and the interpreted/compiled misconceptions

Python is a language, not an implementation. Python can be run as a scripting language internally to let your users script your application. Python can also be the main programming language that you use to write your entire application. The implementation of the language being the target platform for the language and not the language read more »

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Python producer – consumer queue

 

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PHP

Whats so great about PHP?

The short answer – EVERYTHING In a word php is the answer to web related questions like “what language should i code this in?”, “how can i make this thing?”, “how do i solve this problem?”. It’s syntax can be awkward but in my opinion it is close enough to Java and C# that it read more »

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Django, Iron Python, Pygame for android

I am not usually the type of person that would promote the use of IIS over Apache for serving dynamic web content, but I do recognize that there are many work places out there that are stuck running exclusively on IIS. For those people running IIS you are are actually in luck! Iron Python can read more »

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