Alex Chittock

154 Flips | 4 Magazines | 200 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @alexchittock | Father, Husband, Developer (well, Tech Lead), and Mathematician.

Schema-free SQL for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage

The Rise of the Non-Relational Datastore<p>Deployment Options and BI Tools<p>Connecting to Data Sources<p>High Performance with a JSON Data Model<p>Apache …

asmttpd

Web server for Linux written in amd64 assembly.<p>Features:<p>Multi-threaded.<br>• No libraries required ( only 64-bit Linux ).<br>• Very small binary, roughly 6 …

Home - Constructor Theory

CONSTRUCTOR THEORY<p>Constructor Theory is a new approach to formulating fundamental laws in physics. Instead of describing the world in terms of …

Common Misconceptions About Inheritance in JavaScript

<b>WAT? [</b><i>wat</i><b>] — </b>interjection:A sound a programmer makes when something violates the principle of least astonishment by astonishing them with …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Osmosis

HTML/XML parser and web scraper for NodeJS.<p>Features<p>Uses native libxml C bindings<p>Clean promise-like interface<p>Supports CSS 3.0 and XPath 1.0 selector …

10 JavaScript libraries to draw your own diagrams (2018 edition)

A list of the best JavaScript drawing libraries we have found. With them you can easily bring your diagrams online!The post 10 JavaScript libraries …

JavaScript

Lebab

<b>Lebab</b> transpiles your ES5 code to ES6/ES7. It does exactly the opposite of what Babel does. If you want to understand what Lebab exactly does, <b>try the</b> …

Hacker's guide to Neural Networks

Hi there, I’m a CS PhD student at Stanford. I’ve worked on Deep Learning for a few years as part of my research and among several of my related pet …

The Book of Shaders

Getting started<p>What is a fragment shader?<p>In the previous chapter we described shaders as the equivalent of the Gutenberg press for graphics. Why? And …

Deep Convolutional Inverse Graphics Network

Model Architecture<p>Deep Convolutional Inverse Graphics Network (DC-IGN) has an encoder and a decoder. We follow the variational autoencoder (Kingma …

Deep Learning

On meta-design and algorithmic design systems

15 February, 2015<p>This post is about something I see as a continuing trend in the design world: the rise of the meta-designer and algorithmic design …

Clef Offers Two-Factor Authentication Without All The Codes

The last year has been full of security breaches that have shown the importance of having strong safeguards for our data. As we put more personal and private information in the cloud, there are ever more avenues of attack to reach the things we’d like to keep to ourselves.<p>One popular defense you …

A regular expression to check for prime numbers — Noulakaz

Regular expressions are extremely powerful. This is something I read at least once or twice every day while reading articles and blogs on the …

Building and Running .NET's CoreCLR on OS X

What you heard is true, Microsoft has open sourced the CLR and it runs on more than just Windows. They didn’t just dump some ZIP file on an FTP; no, …

Software Development

Variables and scoping in ECMAScript 6

This blog post examines how variables and scoping are handled in ECMAScript 6 [1]. Block scoping via let and constBoth let and const create variables …

Adobe Invites Others to Use Its Innovation-in-a-Box Idea

The program hands out $1,000 to Adobe employees to work on any projects they dream up.<p>For the last two years, in an effort to boost internal innovation, Adobe has given $1,000 to any of its employees who want to pursue their own side projects.<p>Under the program, known as Kickbox, workers have only …

The Effective Use of Gradients on Website Landing Pages

Recently the use of <b>gradients in web design</b> has been increasing, and gradients are used for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are now easier than …

3D Rotating Navigation in CSS and jQuery

All the resources available on CodyHouse are released under the BSD-3-Clause license. You can support our project with a Paypal donation …

JavaScript Application Architecture On The Road To 2015

I once told someone I was an architect. It’s true in a way since I now have to design an intricate web of lies to back it up. On a serious note, I …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

Learn Gate-Array Programming In Python and Software-Defined Radio

Bruce Perens writes <i>Chris Testa KB2BMH taught a class on gate-array programming the SmartFusion chip, a Linux system and programmable gate-array on a</i> …

Aurelia Q&A | Aurelia

Last week Aurelia was announced and we've seen a number of recurring questions crop up on twitter, email lists, forums and elsewhere. This post …

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic - Issue 21: Information

Walter Pitts was used to being bullied. He’d been born into a tough family in Prohibition-era Detroit, where his father, a boiler-maker, had no …

Mathematics

One-electron universe

The <b>one-electron universe</b> postulate, proposed by John Wheeler in a telephone call to Richard Feynman in the spring of 1940, hypothesises that all …