Constructing a multiplayer game allows a developer to expand on a large array of technologies, algorithms, and server architectures. Here we will examine a game server client design, its implementation, pitfalls, user experience, and scalability.
Developers love to start projects they will never finish. There are so many great ideas, but not enough time or motivation to complete them.
We are going to figure out which projects are worth finishing, and how to get them done!"
How many half-finished projects do you have sitting by the wayside? How many excuses do we make for ourselves about why they haven't been finished yet? Maybe you have a great idea, but aren't even sure where to start. Whether your idea is an new industry-disrupting startup company, a small desktop app just for personal use, or a home-improvement project; we will figure out a way to get it done.
Consider this your *support group*. We will be sharing and examining various tools & techniques to help you determine viability, plan, organize, and maybe even finish that thing you've been working on! We will even discuss things like lack of motivation and other psychological or social barriers.
Participation and discussion are *highly encouraged*!
Ever wanted to learn how to create an iOS app with some help from Ruby? Now’s your chance to dip your toes in!
RubyMotion is used to develop Mac, iOS, and Android applications with help from the Ruby language. We’ll go through creating a simple application for iOS to show off some of the basics of RubyMotion.
To craft well-designed websites, you have to know 50 names for ""blue"" and the difference between a font and a typeface. Right?
Nope! In fact, there are numerous simple, practical ways to improve the look and usability of a website. Let's explore 10 of these together.
Ansible is a powerful configuration management tool that makes setting up complex environments trivial. In this talk, you'll learn how to use Ansible to configure a production PostgreSQL database on Ubuntu and some tips and tricks that will help you on the road to production.
Ansible playbooks can make setting up and automating your production environment simpler. Their documentation is thorough and easy to read and the implementation is even easier with the right knowledge. There are also many roles already written with customizable configurations and they can be downloaded directly from the terminal.
Configuring a database can be a daunting task and PostgreSQL databases are no exception. While its usage is intuitive, its setup is another story. There are quirky configuration settings, which can leave you hunting through StackOverflow for hours trying to troubleshoot the problem. We'll go over how to get started deploying PostgreSQL with Ansible, and some tips and tricks that will help you on the road to production.
Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety." But what is it like to program in a modern, low-level language? And what if you've never programmed in a language before and you have to get up to speed on it? Being a newcomer to Rust, I want to share my experiences with it. In this session, I'll talk about what it takes to learn a new language and the features and capabilities of Rust.
Elm and Phoenix bring functional programming, simplicity, speed, and maintainability to web development. In this talk you'll learn to use Elm to create a reactive UI and Phoenix to build a real-time backend to power that app, and you'll see why forgetting everything you know can be good for you.
In this talk, we'll explore how these languages work, how we use them together, and how we architect a real-time application. We'll discuss the pros and cons, and you'll see how to get started on your own projects.