Category: Technical

Draw a Sparkline with D3

Overview A Sparkline is a kind of line chart, usually drawn without axes, placed inline with text e.g. with tabular data. It is the simplest of visualisations and an ideal entry into learning D3. This […]

Deploy a React application to Heroku

Deploying the example React App to Heroku is performed using Git commands. After setting up on Heroku, you add Heroku as a remote in your git config. Git requires an SSH Key for secure communication […]

Exploring React, Less and Express

Learning React requires quite some knowledge of the modern JavaScript build pipeline (node.js especially), but it is worth exploring this gem of a technology. The usual approach to get skilled in React is to look […]

Learning SpriteKit

I’ve always admired gaming for the way it pushes boundaries of hardware and software, but didn’t think I would want to actually be a games programmer because the technology was low level and not relevant […]

Building an iPad App

For the last six months I’ve been quietly working away on an iPad app with the goal to get experience developing for iOS. Given that there are many alternate routes a developer can take, the […]