Nov 13

JavaScript Snowflake

It’s getting to be that time of the year again. Soon I’ll have to break out the shovel, but before then, I thought I’d put together a short tutorial on how to draw a snowflake using JavaScript and the HTML canvas element.

Here’s what the final product will look like:


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Nov 12

Processing Monsters Meets Career Day

It was almost exactly four years ago, back in December of 2008, that I was invited to give a brief talk to the Career Club at my son’s elementary school about the profession of Software Engineering. At the time I had been reading Daniel Shiffman’s book “Learning Processing” and was thinking about how the Processing programming language could be used as a tool for introducing kids to programming. Continue reading →