Online gaming: The holy grail and lofty goal of many aspiring game developers out there. There is something about other humans being able to connect, compete, and sit in awe of your creation. With new technologies emerging and evolving rapidly, creating your own multiplayer game for others to enjoy is becoming more and more realistic. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to make your own online game with Node.js. Our game will be a group rock-paper-scissors game, with an automated AI opponent. Players will choose their move, and receive points in the event that they defeat the
Getting your brand in front of consumers is an ongoing challenge. However, the more often they see your brand and the more consistent the message, the more memorable your brand becomes. When it comes to your website, there are some practices in particular that you should implement if you want to increase overall brand awareness. Think of your website as the central hub where you send leads and keep current customers engaged. Here are 15 web design tips to help kickstart your brand design journey.
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Building a real-time chat application is a common goal for people who are just beginning to dive into the wonderful world of software development. It makes sense–once you understand how to exchange messages between a node js chat server and clients, a lot of doors open up. You can build social networking platforms, messaging applications, and even multiplayer games. In this post, we will explore how to create a real-time chat app with Node.js.
Life as a developer just got a little bit easier as Node.js 10, codename “Dubnium” becomes the current LTS (Long Term Support, or “stable”) Node.js version of the popular framework. For those who are more interested in exploring the latest features in a local environment, Node.js 11 will also be set to the current (otherwise known as the unstable) release. Now let’s gain more insight into the performance upgrades brought by Node.js LTS v10.13.
Apache and NGINX are the two most popular open source web servers of all time. In fact, the search query Apache vs NGINX results in over 10,000 searches a month. This is likely from developers or just the curious type finding which technologies will best suit their projects. Although, before you choose NGINX as an Apache alternative (or vice versa, Apache as an NGINX alternative), it’s important to understand how the two web servers work together.
Recently, you may have noticed a new input field when deploying a SkySilk VPS – reverse DNS (or rDNS for short). If you’re already familiar with forward DNS, the concept of rDNS shouldn’t come off as too complex. Although what might remain a fuzzy topic is the exact use for rDNS. First, it’s important to understand how reverse DNS works and why adding this capability to your server might come in handy.
Machine learning – perhaps one of the more prominent buzzwords of recent times, and typically coupled with data science. In the simplest terms, machine learning is the way that computers “learn” and make predictions based on the data that we feed it (quite cannibalistic when put that way). The algorithms used are expertly designed to make purely data-driven decisions and predictions. Anyone who is the least bit interested in this topic has likely heard the phrase “Correlation doesn’t always mean causation”. What this machine learning algorithm aims to do is bring these two as close together as possible. Let’s take
It’s quite apparent when you come across a site seemingly made of pure HTML, and this is usually met with the “This looks so 90s” comment. The design of the world wide web has no doubt changed from its adoption in the wider public throughout the late 80s and early 90s. One of the catalysts for this change was the introduction of CSS (or Cascading Style Sheets) roughly 2 decades ago and some change. In more recent times, the programming language has seen drastic improvements and capabilities like flexbox to name just one. Talented groups of developers have taken CSS and
The Internet of Things (IoT) is always in the news these days. The term dates back to 1999 when MIT researcher Kevin Ashton first coined it. In general, the idea is that every item will become connected in the future. IoT use cases include not just our smartphones, but also our fridges, homes, cars, and more. How IoT is changing the world is through these brief examples of IoT applications communicating with one another through the aether we know as the internet.