Category Archive: Technology

Haskell Polyglot on Pi: Day 1

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I’ve been intrigued by tiny computational devices since the early 80’s.  We didn’t have embedded systems-on-a-chip, such as the Raspberry Pi, back then, but were able to accomplish a lot with very underwhelming… Continue reading

John Hann (@unscriptable) joins Iotopia Solutions

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We would like to welcome John Hann to our team at Iotopia Solutions. John built his first suite of rich web apps in 1996, long before most people realized that the web would become… Continue reading

Introducing Iotopia Solutions Inc.

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Hello Friends, It has been a busy few months, and we have some changes to bring to your attention regarding our company. You may have known us individually as Cielo Concepts Inc or… Continue reading

Libraries vs Frameworks

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We love the work that we do. We love coding and programming. It is like opening a brand new puzzle everyday and spending the time to solve that puzzle. We have contributed to a… Continue reading

What would you do with a blank canvas?

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An artist starts with a blank canvas, a writer stares at one endlessly. As a developer, there are rare occasions when we are given a blank canvas, a beginning where no decisions have… Continue reading

Why are preprocessors so divisive?

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The genesis of this post is from a disagreement between me and a co-worker on the use of Sass CSS. This was during a project where as the UI Architect, I had decided… Continue reading

Journey Through MVC Architecture Using KnockoutJS

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Up until two years ago, I had not idea of any MVC framework; however I knew that my front end development needed organization and structure. My first introduction to an MVC framework was… Continue reading

KnockoutJS Flickr App Tutorial – Part I

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To better understand how to implementation of KnockoutJS, I have created a tutorial which creates a Flickr application searching Flickr photos based on tag and displaying them. It also allows the user to… Continue reading

What I learned at the Backbone conference 2012

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I attended the Backbone conference (pics by Bob Holt)on May 30th and 31st of 2012 in Boston Massachusetts. This was great event that shed light on numerous questions that I had regarding development… Continue reading

Intro to SASS CSS Presentation

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The following is a summary of the presentation that I gave at BrightCove headquarters in Boston, MA for the Front end developers meetup with the topic of “An all-Sass evening: Tips, Tricks and… Continue reading