Last year we had a successful Knight Foundation Prototype Grant-funded collaboration with the University of Washington Interactive Data Lab (IDL) to improve their Voyager data exploration tool. At the end of our collaboration we knew we wanted to work with the amazing team from the IDL again, so we were thrilled when Jeff Heer & Arvind Satyanarayan approached us to help build the next version of Lyra. Lyra is an interactive, open-source visualization environment built on top of the IDL’s Vega visualization specification language.
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We are in the homestretch with our git workflow walkthrough. I knew we could do it! Last time, we looked at a few ways to review pull requests. In this final (for now!) installment, we will merge our reviewed changes back into
Once your pull request reviewer is satisfied with the changes, you’ll get the coveted
+1 (or equivalent affirmative emoji), which means it’s time to get this thing merged!
In many cases, a visual check of the changes via the PR page on GitHub is enough to give a +1 to changes. That’s how we did things in our previous walkthrough post.
We're thrilled to announce a new workshop on July 23rd, the day prior to TXJS! Austin's very own Bocouper Kassandra Perch aka Nodebotanist will be providing a full day workshop introducing server programming with Node.js.
One of the best parts about working at Bocoup is the freedom we have to explore ideas and open source projects. The diverse range of experience and interest we all bring to the table means there are always interesting open conversations taking place in the office; both about the implementation of specific ideas and the broader concepts of architecting software. Listening to and participating in these conversations has been a great way for me to evaluate and reflect on my personal experience and methods for doing things.
HTML5 is ready for mobile Open Web games. Flash is absent or disappearing on mobile devices. Meanwhile, in the US and the UK, 20% of Internet users are mobile-only, and in some markets more than half of Internet users are mobile-only. It is widely held that the next two billion people coming online in the developing world will be on mobile phones.
Here at Bocoup I've been building a lot of multiplayer HTML5 games using Node.js and Socket.io. This stack has been working great for us! We've used Socket.io in our work with Game Show Network, PBS and MIT, and we build all kinds of stuff on Node.
- software development process
- tools and workflow
- web applications
- web connected devices
At Bocoup, we support a wide variety of Open Web technologies. We believe in the right tool for the job, so we're actively exploring different MV* libraries and frameworks. That's why we're happy to support Ember.js training in addition to hosting Backbone.js trainings and meetups, and the newly-formed Angular.js meetup for the Boston development community. If you're looking to learn more about Ember.js, we hope to see you there!