Selecting a Framework Once you've downloaded the latest release and played around with the apps, you'll want to decide on a specific framework to try out. Study the syntax required for defining models, views and (where applicable) controllers and classes in the frameworks you're interested in and try your hand at editing the code to see how it feels using it first-hand. Please ensure that if you're happy with this, you do spend more time investigating the framework (including reading the official docs, the source and its complete feature list). There's often a lot more to a framework than what we present in our examples. Getting Involved
os-x-mavericks-10-9-retail-vmware-image-t7981468Full release notes can be found here: First version of the OS X Mavericks Retail VMware Image. Contains OS X Mavericks GM, and is compiled entirely from stock. Boots on average around a minute although it can be in as little as 25 seconds sometimes., but make sure to give up to 10 just in case. Recommended you watch the setup video contained in the download to get it working properly and avoid unobvious mistakes, anything covered in that won't be addressed in the comments. First boot will be slower compared to future startups.
(fluxus)A 3D game engine for livecoding worlds into existence. Fluxus is a rapid prototyping, playing and learning environment for 3D graphics, sound and games. Extends the Racket language with graphical commands and can be used within it’s own livecoding environment or from within the DrRacket IDE. Fluxus is crossplatform (Linux, Windows, OSX, Android, PS2), and is released under the GPL licence. Today’s splash screen brought to you by akinoshi.
The Silk team is joining Palantir! - SilkWe’re happy to announce today that the Silk team is joining Palantir. Silk started with the goal of helping people get the most out of their data. Over the last few years, we’ve worked relentlessly on a vision to help people structure, query, visualize and share data. We’re proud of the product and community we built, and of all the data journalists, activists, NGOs, businesses and many other kinds of people that were able to find important insights and tell great data stories through Silk. When we met the Palantir team, we realized that we could work on even bigger and more important data problems with an incredibly talented team – even if it meant no longer working on the Silk product.
Here’s a Squishy Robotic Hand Grabbing a Pumpkin (and Other Inanimate Objects)Soft robots might very well revolutionize surgery and search and rescue operations. But they’ve already forever changed how we handle seasonal gourds. At least, that’s what you’re looking at in this demo video for a new adaptive gripping platform from Soft Robotics Inc., a Boston-based start up specializing in “rubbery robots” that can be could be used during surgery and various other biomedical applications. To demonstrate the sort of adroitness that Soft Robotics is after, the company set its modular, interchangeable graspers loose of a range of objects, from the pliant (heads of fresh produce) to the cumbersome (pumpkins, pufferfish). “We thought, ‘What’s the scariest thing you could grab with your bare hands?’” Soft Robotics CEO Carl Vause told me.