Category Archives: Open Source

Upcoming SCDL Talks and Schema Demos

Repost from: http://blog.encapsule.org/2013/04/09/upcoming-scdl-talks-and-schema-demos/ I’ll be giving an extremely short talk and demo of the forthcoming Schema design tool at LinuxFest Northwest 2013 (April 27th and 28th in Bellingham, WA) as part of their “lightning round” presentations. [1] Tentatively, I’ll be giving a longer … Continue reading

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Patents: Microsoft and Google Announcements

In the news yesterday both Microsoft and Google made announcements related to their patent portfolios. Google publicly pledged not to sue any developer of user of open source software provided they are not first attacked. Microsoft published an Excel spreadsheet … Continue reading

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Part-2: Encapsule Schema Window Manager (Knockout.js Goodness)

You can demo a snapshot of the build pictured in the screenshot here: http://www.chrisrussell.net/html5/schema-5/schema.html // Please visit the Encapsule Project Blog for more details about what this app is going to do. I’ve still got an off-by-one pixel alignment issue getting the … Continue reading

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Building A Super Cool Window Manager w/Knockout.js for the Schema App

I’ve been busy working on a “window manager” for the Encapsule Project Schema application based on the Knockout.js Model-View/View-Model (MVVM) Javascript library. Firstly, I’ve had some good things to say about Knockout.js based on my first set of experiments and continue to … Continue reading

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Project Link: Codebender.cc

This is cool: Codebender.cc These guys have put together a very cool open source, browser-based development platform for building embedded projects on Arduino single-board computers. This looks exceptionally useful and fairly simple to understand. Nice work Codebender.cc! I signed up for … Continue reading

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Fritzing – A Very Cool Project

I came across the Fritzing Project today while Googling some of my favorite search terms. “Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics.” Fritzing is cool. I respect the … Continue reading

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Framing the SCDL Data Model in HTML 5

I’ve been very busy working on the single page HTML 5 Schema application for Encapsule Project. Most of you don’t know about this project, or if you do don’t really understand it yet. For those of you I know personally … Continue reading

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Seattle SVG and Web Graphics Meetup

The “Schema” application I’m working on for Encapsule Project will take a heavy dependence on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to provide interactive visualization and editing of the complex dataset that encodes Soft Circuit Description Language (SCDL) system models. So I … Continue reading

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Crunchmode Coding on Schema Application

All my recent posts about HTML5 development derive from efforts to build a new sort of software design tool in the browser. I’ve been crunching… See: http://blog.encapsule.org/2013/02/27/schema-day-32/

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Great Devs Write Great Error Messages

Nothing annoys me more than spending an hour, sometimes a lot more, trying to figure out if my use of library code is correct or if the library itself is broken. In my experience, great developers go the extra mile … Continue reading

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