Rawkes Weekly: 5th September 2011

The second installment of the all-new Rawkes Weekly. In it I go over events of the past week and give you some of my favourite links related to Web development and general geekery.

A lot has happened since the last update. The most sad of which is the decision by the HTML5 Grind blog to go on an indefinite hiatus. Hopefully someone will have the time to pick up the torch otherwise there's going to be a gaping hole in the HTML5 gaming scene.

At Mozilla I've been working a lot this past week on the Ask MDN dashboard; a public tool that aims to promote discussion on Twitter surrounding each Ask MDN event. The project is built with Node.js, MongoDB and WebSockets and is planned to be released for the next event this coming Friday (9th September).

A personal project that I've been working on is the real-time Twitter sentiment tool.

Over the past weekend I've been making the tool more robust so it can now recover from a crash by loading previous sentiment values from a database.

Other changes to the tool deal with situations where tweets don't get processed in the order that they were sent, which actually caused the majority of issues with the previous version.

Oh, and it's my birthday tomorrow but don't tell anyone. Ok?

Links of the week

Track of the week

Promises by Nero. I'm a bit of a Nero fan in general actually, I'd check out the rest of their new album.

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