Category Archives: Languages

Pythonista 3

Pythonista3  is simply the most fun and easiest/fastest way to develop  iPad/iPhone apps/demos (in Python) to complement your IoT demos and projects. Apparently the app has been in the Apple Store for more than three years and the author has had time … Continue reading

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Tiny Basic for Curiosity

Watching a retro Basic interpreter running on a modern MCU is somewhat poetic to me… Even better if the Basic interpreter is in its turn running on top of a (retro) Virtual Machine as is the case of the TinyBasic … Continue reading

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mruby

mruby is a lightweight implementation of the Ruby language designed to be linked and embedded into other applications. It is a branch of the original project initiated by the same author Yukihiro Matsumoto (a.k.a. Matz) and a strong international team … Continue reading

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Compiler Construction (part 2)

As promised, I am adding a few more thoughts on my recent (re-)exploration of  Compiler design and Python programming. I had been flirting before [link] with the idea of writing a compiler in Python, using tools developed in Python (for … Continue reading

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Chrome Extensions and the Ultimate Platform

The Chrome browser has never been my favourite for some mysterious (perhaps purely estetical) reason, but I have learned to appreciate it in recent time for the continuous (furious) effort the developer’s team has put into advancing its technology. Recent Chrome betas … Continue reading

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Compiler Construction (in Python)

Learning <insert any subject here> has never been easier! Massive Open Online Courses are a real thing, and while we can debate how high we are at this point on the hype curve, the world is a better place because we … Continue reading

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Javascript Under a New Light

Highly recommended! I  began reading “Programming Javascript Applications” by Eric Elliott, and I cannot put it down. It is changing completely the perspective I had of the language. In fact Eric’s enthusiasm is contagious. I am beginning to understand better the power … Continue reading

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Rebol to RED and RED/System with a detour by IO

My search for a better language to use in embedded control continued this month. I spent more time than I would like to admit on LearnXinYminutes.com. I find it irresistible, and what is worse,  once I start reading about a … Continue reading

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Python -> Nimrod

After several years using Python as my favourite scripting language I have developed a great appreciation for its conciseness and clarity. This experience though is so different and dissonant with my daily work in embedded control, where I use almost … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading Recommendations

Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well—usually programs they wrote themselves—and never study … Continue reading

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