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Static Maps API V2 Developer Guide   The Google Static Maps API lets you embed a Google Maps image on your web page without requiring JavaScript or any dynamic page loading. The Google Static Map service creates your map based on URL parameters sent through a standard HTTP request and returns the map as an image you can display on your web page. New! The Google Static Maps API Usage Limits have changed.

Introducing Backbone.Radio Marionette comes bundled with a library called Backbone.Wreqr, and in the coming months we will replace it with a new library by the name of Backbone.Radio. Radio is heavily inspired by Wreqr, but it was rewritten from the ground up. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re unacquainted with Wreqr. In fact, I would wager it’s one of the lesser-used pieces of Marionette. ServiceWorker API - Web API Interfaces This is an experimental technologyBecause this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes. Service workers essentially act as proxy servers that sit between web applications, and the browser and network (when available.) They are intended to (amongst other things) enable the creation of effective offline experiences, intercepting network requests and taking appropriate action based on whether the network is available and updated assets reside on the server. They will also allow access to push notifications and background sync APIs.

(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.

Object-Based JavaScript in ES6 At first I was pretty happy, that there will be a class syntax in ECMAScript 6. Then I listened to the latest revision of “Working Draft” (German podcast) about Node and JavaScript and afterwards watched Eric Elliott’s talk “Classical Inheritance is obsolet” for a second time. It became clear to me that class-based object-oriented programming may not be my programming paradigm of choice. Instead I prefer a truly “object-oriented” programming style or as Kyle Simpsons calls it: “object-based”. Although the class syntax of ES6 will allow writing JavaScript in a class-based way more easily, there is also some syntactical sugar for the “object-based” approach. Enhanced Object Literals

webdesign.tutsplus Welcome to Webdesigntuts+, an online resource dedicated to teaching and encouraging web designers of all skill levels and experience. Whether this is your first time here, you've found yourself dipping into our content in the past, or you're a regular visitor, this post will help you find the best of our content. Contents Here's a quick breakdown of what you'll find on this page.. Designing Your First Website Getting to grips with designing a website is about understanding what you're aiming to achieve and how you can solve problems through design.

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.

HTML5 Presentation Combine both technologies to allow direct image access + manipulation Putting it together for local image reading + manipulation.