Instant reload with Django, NPM, and Browsersync

Here at Metal Toad, we are starting to use NPM as a task runner to automate our development processes. This tutorial shows how to automate CSS compilation and instantly reload the browser when files change.


In this post, we will be setting up an automated local build environment with the following goals in mind:

Running a Persistant Node.js Server on an Arduino Yún

We recently had occasion to set up a Node.js web server on an Arduino Yún. It's a bit more complicated than we thought when we set out, so it seemed useful to share the process. To accomplish this, we need to update the system image, expand the device storage, install node, and launch our server. You'll need a couple things:!

Who can resist zombies? They’re everywhere! But on the internet, they are facing an uphill battle against the kittehs. They were dealt a heavy blow with the release of which allowed developers of all sorts to add kittens to their site with a simple URL. But now the zombies are ready to strike back. U CAN HAZ ZOMBIES!

Using Node and CouchDB to get things done

As I mentioned earlier, I love JavaScript. Today, I'd like to talk about how to use it to get (fun) things done. We are going to make a node data-mining script, and store its work in couch.

Let's make an app that uses node.js and CouchDB to grab location data about the awesome game Glitch, and store it for other apps we will make in later articles.

Getting Serious Using Javascript with node.js and couchdb

I love CouchDB and node.js. I have found myself using them lately, to get a lot of things done, and would like to talk about why a person might want to use them or why they might be stupid tools for building your next app.

What's It All For?

  • Node.js is a very fast, asynchronous server-side, V8-based, javascript implementation.