It's back! That's right, I'm starting Rawkes Weekly again after it took a back seat during my time at university. I'm glad it's back as I come across so much new stuff every week now that the only way I can think of managing it all is to put it in a entry here.
Each week I'll pick some of my favourite links and resources that I've come across and add a little personal comment about them. They might not always be things that have happened during that week, but they'll always be something interesting.
The format is pretty flexible and will certainly be evolving as time goes by. I'll be releasing each episode on Monday as it stands, but this may change to Friday if it proves to work out better.
You should also take a look at Mozilla Hacks Weekly, which is where the team I work with at Mozilla share some of our favourite links.
Links of the week
- Node Knockout entries for 2011
- Nearly 200 teams submitted a Node-based Web application this year. Definitely check them out when you have time.
- Developing Multiplayer HTML5 Games with Node.js
- Boris Smus from Google creates a multiplayer HTML5 version of Osmos from the iPad.
- More details about the WebAPI effort
- Synchronizing HTML5 Slides with Node.js
- Tim Branyen at Bocoup shows us how to synchronise presentations slides on multiple devices by using Node and WebSockets.
- What does the Open Web Platform need for great browser based games?
- An excellent question about the future of HTML5 gaming, with some excellent answers to go with it.
- Socket.IO 0.8.0 with support for Firefox 6 WebSockets and Chrome betas
- One of my biggest gripes with Socket.IO is that it didn't work with the latest versions of Firefox or Chrome. Fortunately that has been fixed now so I can continue using my favourite WebSockets extension for Node.
- Ever wanted to add a moustache to an image? Now there is a website that lets you do just that, and all you have to provide is a URL to the image! It works by using a little bit of magic (ok, it's facial recognition) and you can download the source code to see how it works.
Track of the week
So Much For Love by Gramatik. I can't get enough of these electro-swing tracks.