Getting Started with Reason and BuckleScript
A couple of people have asked me how to get up and running recently, so I thought I'd put something together. If you're looking for a "just clone this repo & go", here's a very simple boilerplate I put together for this post, or you can check out the reason-react-example repository.
If asked 2 years ago, I probably would have gone with a regex and a string-munging python script, but I'd just spent the past few nights messing with babel plugins, and figured I could probably get pretty far with relatively little work. As it happened, I was impressed by how easy it was using the tools that babel provides.
As a bonus, it also works with React Native because they have the same API, and it could probably be extended to other libraries without too much work.
What Holds Me Back From Clojurescript
By the end of this post, I hope I will have convinced myself to face my fears and dive into clojurescript anyway :D
Visualizing Reactive Streams: Hot and Cold Observables
Reactive Programming is getting a lot of attention these days, and it promises to reduce frustration, bugs, and greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, there's a sizeable learning curve involved while you try and get your head to think in streams instead of imperative sequential processes.
The Hexo static blogging engine gets an admin UI
I recently switched from ghost to hexo, and the biggest thing missing for me was the editor interface. So I made one. Currently, it's mostly a clone of the Ghost interface, but I have some ideas for making it even more awesome.
The Noble Perceptron
Photon Ray Tracing
A few months ago I saw @scanlime's "Zen Photon Garden" on hacker news, and was really impressed. In short, you draw walls/mirrors with your mouse, and it ray-traces light from a central source. Very beautiful and "zen". However, as a programmer, drawing lines by hand was far too inaccurate. So I forked it and added a scriptable interface for adding walls.