Posts tagged Review

This is a semi-active blog. Once I write a post, I usually never update them. If you will read through some of these and try to follow them, please do so at your own risk. Technology changes quickly. Established languages are not as cool as they used to be. Some tutorials written several years ago may no longer work and do not reflect present day best practices.

Building Interactive Graphs with ggplot2 and Shiny Review

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In 2009, I was asked to graph some data. It was not a lot but it was painful trying to get it done within the day. Back then there weren’t a lot of options for graphing data and I had to fix bugs of Google charts Ruby gem. Eventually, Matt added me as a maintainer for the repository and asked me to do something which I forgot. Back then I knew that Ruby is not very good for data analysis but it can suffice for data mining.

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HTML5 Game Development Review

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It came as a surprise for me to receive a request to review game development video tutorial because I was never focused on game development but I worked as an Actionscript developer. The Actionscript language itself is interesting and certainly does look a bit like Lua and JavaScript. Sometimes it’s the tasks that make us conclude a language is insensible. I thought that Flash will die after JavaScript and HTML5 became more popular alternatives for game development. It’s still around and people still prefer it for questionable business reasons. My point is that business people rarely understand technology and why they’re not getting what they want out of their choices. Unlike HTML5 and JavaScript, you would need an SWF downloader and decompiler for the source code. Anything that can be compiled can be decompiled and that includes the very “safe, proprietary” Flash technology. I knew how to do that nearly a decade ago.

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Hello! I am Kat. I've been a developer for several years. When I'm not sitting down, reading and working for long hours, I am traveling to some place of interest.
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