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Testing Zesty.io's Templating Engine using... Zesty.io!

Parsley is a major component of the Zesty.io Content Management platform. It is a server side templating engine which can be used to inject dynamic content into web pages or many othe...

In Node.js, JavaScript, CMS, Testing, Jan 05, 2019

Building a Task Tracker with Arduino and LED Arcade Buttons

Sorta like Simone’s, but smaller! One of my favorite Youtube channels is Simone Giertz’s — she documents her attempts to build robotic helpers to assist with everyday tasks. Part of t...

In Arduino, IoT, Programming, C, Dec 31, 2018

Building a Smart Card Transit Ticketing System with Redis and Raspberry Pi

Recently I was looking for an excuse to try out the hosted Redis database service from Redis Labs. I co-incidentally found out that Monk Makes produce a smart card kit for the Raspber...

In Python, Redis, IoT, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, Dec 15, 2018

Controlling Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins from Bash Scripts: Traffic Lights

I’ve previously produced guides describing how to use the Low Voltage Labs traffic lights with Raspberry Pi single board computers for Python (read Python article), Swift (read Swift ...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Linux, Oct 13, 2018

Playing with Raspberry Pi: GPIO Pins and Traffic Lights in Java

Having written guides describing how to use the Low Voltage Labs traffic lights with the Raspberry Pi for Python (read Python article), Node.js (read Node.js article), Node RED (read ...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Java, Oct 01, 2018

GPIO Access in C with Raspberry Pi: Traffic Lights

Having written guides describing how to use the Low Voltage Labs traffic lights with the Raspberry Pi for Python (read Python article), Swift (read Swift article), Node.js (read Node....

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, C, Sep 06, 2018

Raspberry Pi Coding with Node.js: Traffic Lights

I realized I’ve written guides describing how to use the Low Voltage Labs traffic lights with the Raspberry Pi for Python (read Python article), Swift (read Swift article), Node RED (...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, JavaScript, Node.js, Jul 29, 2018

Writing Google Cloud Functions with Python 3

This is my third and final article looking at new features in Google Cloud functions as Google starts to narrow the gap to Amazon’s AWS Lambda product. Until recently Node.js 6 was th...

In Cloud, GCP, Python, Serverless, Jul 26, 2018

You Can Now Write Google Cloud Functions with Node.js 8

In my previous article looking at environment variables with Google Cloud Functions I noted that one of the downsides of using them is the relatively old Node.js 6 runtime that Google...

In Cloud, GCP, Node.js, JavaScript, Serverless, Jul 24, 2018

Using Environment Variables with Google Cloud Functions

Google’s Cloud Functions have been around for a little while now. The product works well with other Google Cloud Platform offerings and provides a scalable, event-driven runtime for s...

In Cloud, GCP, Node.js, JavaScript, Serverless, Jul 16, 2018