Putting knowledge to some use

Well this year i said to myself i would do something my friend Helder Gurgel always told me: just-in-time (JIT) learning. Or in other words, learn as you need to.

I used to read about all sort of topics, because maybe someday someone would ask me about it, or just in case i need it.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t read books cover-to-cover. When you are studying the principles and foundations of some new tech, it’s good to know how it is all structured. But after sometime, i realized he is right.

So after i took that MongoDB course, not till the end unfortunately, i decided to use some of what i’ve learned to build something.

What you may ask? I still don’t know! But i’ll make some demo at least, play around with it, learn the pros and cons, and hopefully, release something.

Oh and this time i won’t be using Java with MongoDB. I’ll be using Node.js + Loopback.

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Building our first jQuery plugin

A friend of mine needed something done with html tables, and he was going to use that feature a lot.
So he started creating a plugin for jQuery, and invited me to help him.

This is the first plugin both of us attempt to create, so there is a lot of learning here.
I started using git in another project a couple of months ago, but he already knew how to work with git, so he helped me sometimes.

It’s hosted at GitHub and is totally open-source.
We are open to any kind of contribution, like bug reports, new features, code style, best practices, your option about it, virtually anything!

You can try the live demo here.
Just open an issue and let us know what you think.

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JavaScript quick tips

Hi, it’s been quite sometime since i last posted.

Today i just wanted to tell you about this nice 5 videos about JavaScript, that will help those starting with the language:

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Packt celebrates 10 years with its full range of eBooks and Videos at $10

It’s again that time of year where you try not to spend all your money, after all you still have to eat :)
And no, i’m not talking about Steam Summer Sales, but Packt Publishing strikes again with a great offer!

It’s been 10 years since Packt Publishing embarked on its mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this successful journey, Packt is offering all of its eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and customers can stock up on as many copies as they like until July 5th.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

10 days 10 years

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MongoDB and Java

MongoDB University
Right now i’m doing a course from MongoDB University, M101J: MongoDB for Java Developers, to learn how to use the MongoDB.
Here’s what they say about this course:
Learn everything you need to know to get started building a MongoDB-based app.
This course will go over basic installation, JSON, schema design, querying, insertion of data, indexing and working with language drivers. In the course, you will build a blogging platform, backed by MongoDB. Our code examples will be in Java.

I’m on the 2nd week, and so far the course is very well presented, with a lot of quizzes, and some homework every Monday.

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Computer Graphics – Assignment parts 2, 3 and final

Well last month was really rushed for me, and i couldn’t keep up the pace with my blog.

Last weekend i managed to upload to GitHub my assingment, all 4 parts. You can check it out here: cg-webgl-threejs

You can see a live demo of the final work here: 3D hand Three.js

I also upload some other projects, mostly Java programs i created in my spare time or other assingments from University.

As you may have noticed, i created my about.me page. Pay a visit and tell me what you think.

Posted in JavaScript, Three.js, WebGL

JSConf Brazil 2014 in depth

I told you all that my next post would be about JSConf BR 2014, that again was hosted in the city of Fortaleza, CE.

But my good friend Marcelo Chaves beat me to it. You can check it out here and here in his blog.

I decided to do this because he already spend sometime gathering Twitters, slides and writing about the conference.
I’ll prepare an actual post later this week, about my assignment, that i finally finished.

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