Context Menus With jQuery

I was tinkering around with some jQuery and created a little bit of code that I thought I would throw out into the Internet ether. I am sure it not the most efficiently optimized, but it does demonstrate some things can do with a little jQuery and the contextmenu event. I see this example as something you could easily build off of and with a little styling and a little ...

A Review of Two Python Books

In today's blog post I am going to review two books on Python. I decided to do two because both of these books are essentially reference books from the Developer's Library series by Addison Wesley publishing. The first book I will be reviewing is titled "Python Essential Reference, Fourth Edition" by David M. Beazley. It is a bit of an oldie (2009) but I think is a great reference book ...

Habits That Programmers Should Adopt

We are human and that means we have habits. Some smoke, some write spaghetti code and others drink green tea instead of soda pop. Sometimes the best way to break ourselves of a habit is first to understand that we have one and then finding some advice on new habits that we could adopt to take their place. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of habits ...

35 Google Glass Project Concept Ideas

As you may have seen already, Google has come out with a short video on their new Google Glass project and some of the plans they have in store for it. They are already inviting users over to San Francisco and New York for hackathons. But you don't need to be there playing with the Mirror API just to start planning your next project! We have some great ideas listed ...

Death of the Standalone App

You are probably an iOS or Android developer, or perhaps you are a just a casual user of apps, but have you taken a close look at which apps you use most? How many of them would you say are outside of the hardy staple of Gmail, Google Search, Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps or YouTube? Probably not many and if you do use others, probably not nearly as frequently as ...

Transforming Shapes With Java AffineTransform

You, a retro gamer, are on a new quest to bring back a classic arcade hit to a whole new generation of space faring digital cosmonauts. But it is dangerous out there and you need to show these rookies the dangers of journeying their ships alone in the vastness of space. So you want to create your own game of Asteroids. For those unfamiliar with this game, and I can't ...