Monthly Archives: October 2011

Portal 2: Final Transmission, Decoded

I have to give the Portal team some epic geek credit (and some to myself for actually trying this out) – if you record the signal played on the radio when you find the “Final Transmission” achievement location, you’ll have

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mobiletuts: Learn Objective-C (Series)

…Unfortunately, despite sincere interest and significant motivation, most of the Objective-C guides I came across were too dense, too verbose, or not particularly interesting. So, my MacBook got a ton of use as my primary home computer (I’m an ASP.NET software engineer by day, and I use Windows exclusively at the office, but I do love me some OS X…), but Xcode gathered dust in my dock, and I went about exploring alternatives that used a more familiar syntax – like the Qt SDK (C++), MonoDevelop (C#), and NetBeans(an impressive array of different languages).

Now that the back story is out of the way, here’s why the mobiletuts Objective-C series turned that all around and actually got me to *enjoy* developing with Objective-C…

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Google Code Channel: Become a Javascript Console Power-User

Level up on the Javascript console in the Chrome DevTools. Look at XHR requests, learn console helper functions to monitor events or explore objects better. Paul Irish from the Chrome team gives you a rundown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mf_yNLlgic  

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

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Computer Science Question of the Day

What is the simplest and/or most efficient function you can write to determine whether a given string has balanced brackets or not?

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