PragPub: Issue #26

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Issue #26, August 2011

  • Make Your Own Video Game System
    • Wouldn’t it be fun to build your own classic video game system to play games like Breakout or Asteroids on your TV? The Arduino makes it easy and Maik shows you how.
  • Hello, ClojureScript!
    • Clojure rocks, JavaScript reaches. So why not combine the two?
  • Decouple Your Apps with Event-Driven CoffeeScript
    • Node’s event paradigm provides an elegant way of connecting objects, providing maximum flexibility with minimum boilerplate, and it’s test-friendly.
  • How Virtuous Is Your Code?
    • Tim and Jeff spell out the virtues that they think might constitute a universal definition of good.
  • Code As Dialog
    • Brian attends a writer’s conference and finds that elements of screenwriting like truthful dialog and the Show Bible apply surprisingly well to software development.
  • When Did That Happen?
    • In this month 24 years ago, Apple introduced a product that influenced the development of the World Wide Web.

Plus: Up Front, Choice Bits, Guru Meditation, Calendar, Shady Illuminations, But Wait, There’s More…