For the course Webscripting2 I’m lecturing at ikdoeict.be/KaHo Sint-Lieven, we’re working with Silex. Next to the slidedeck explaining Silex, all examples are freely available on GitHub (links at the bottom of this post)
The collection of examples start with the very basics of Silex and introduce more routing options and services as they continue.
Doctrine Organized: Organizes our codebase a tad better: per entity we introduce a repository which acts as a database layer. Depends on the custom Service Providerknplabs/repository-service-provider (loaded via Composer).
The whole installation is connected via a Netduino board to Twitter and monitors a certain (configurable) hashtag. Tweets found are then displayed on the split-flap display. Heart of the installation is a MCP23018. The split-flaps themselves were recovered from an old train station.
The current installation is only a proof of concept (limited to 8 characters) running in demo mode (showing a set of pre-configured words) and is not optimized yet (characters turn one-by-one, not simultaneously).
You might have noticed the absence of posts here on bram.us the past week. Culprit were the new lesson materials I have developed for the course Rich Internet Applications (next year to be renamed to Web & Mobile Development)
The developed materials consist of a set of interactive in-browser slide decks, powered by (a customized) Reveal.js and are freely available on GitHub. If you happend to find a bug or have a suggestion, feel free to fork off and send a pull request.
For now, only two slide decks are included in the materials. New slide decks will be added whilst the semester progresses.
Today, at work, we were talking about YouTube Hits and Nyan Cat came up. A bit later we were having a discussion about decorating our computer labs / office to make them more fun / playful. During that discussion our eye fell on our rainbow colored #ikdoeict bookmarkers we have as a promotional item … a few braintwists later we ended up with this:
A student of the technical university I’m teaching at (KaHo Sint-Lieven Ghent (Ikdoeict)) + myself as guiding lecturer, together with a group of students from Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent (Digital Studio), have participated in the Students’ Challenge of the Portico project.
Here’s the presentation, along with a demo of the resulting game/app, we gave back in May (English) in Cologne: