Tag: Programming

Is Coding the New Literacy?

[exif id=”31380″] In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead of a crippling snowstorm. They were there as part of Code for America, a program that places idealistic young coders and designers in city halls across the country for a year. ~ Read the full version

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Hack Isn’t PHP

[exif id=”31380″] Yesterday, Facebook announced Hack, a new language that also runs on HHVM. It’s like a “PHP++” — it adds optional static typing, generics, and a bunch of other enhancements and conveniences to PHP. Unlike HHVM, adopting Hack is a huge risk. HHVM was great because you could switch to it and switch away…

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HDR photography with Raspberry Pi and gPhoto2 – Revision 2

This project allows you to create bracketed images for use in HDR photography using the Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/), supported DSLR camera connected via USB (http://gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php), and the gphoto2 unix tool (http://www.gphoto.org/). The script is a Perl rewrite of an earlier BASH script. The goals for the Perl rewrite was to make things a little easier.

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