The NodeMCU devkit v1.0 is a board consisting of a ESP8266 (ESP-12E) WiFi SoC with UART and SPI interface. It exposes one analog and several digital GPIO pins. This makes it a cheap solution for IoT related projects. Get more info here: read full article)

In my master’s thesis I created an accessible audio game with JavaScript. It is playable directly in the browser here: http://www.pedesen.de/kittenhero

Here’s the abstract (if ... (read full article)

In this post I will show you, how to generate friendly URLs based on document fields in Meteor 1.0. If you are following the tutorial in the great book Discover Meteor and reached chapter 5.3, you ... (read full article)

Recently I moved this blog from WordPress to my own server and started serving my articles with mynt, a static site generator. Besides several benefits, there is a downside: no statistics about my blog’s traffic. I thought about using ... (read full article)

Mynt is a great static site generator, which renders markdown pages to a beautiful blog. This includes an index page, tags, and an RSS feed. This article explains, how to go further and automate the process of deployment from your local machine ... (read full article)

Ever since I began to use Wordpress to write some blog posts, I wasn’t really satisfied with it. My Blog was hosted by Wordpress and not on my own server, which makes it kind of sluggish and slow. It brings tons of features and plugins, ... (read full article)

Recently I’ve played around with the imaplib module in Python. At first it’s hard to understand, if you never dealed with the IMAP-standard, because imaplib is kind of low-level.

If you want to get a UNIX timestamp from a mail’s date, the ... (read full article)

If you have the django-rest-framework in your project to provide a REST-API, and want to expose items, which have a TaggableManager from django-taggit, you have a problem: When adding an item with tags through the REST-API, no tags getting saved ... (read full article)

I’ve been struggeling a bit using the Django-unittests to test my RESTful interface. In this post I assume, that django-rest-framework is already integrated in your Django-project and the token ... (read full article)

If you’re testing your apps using django-nose and if you have the south database migration app installed, you will notice a high amount of debug ... (read full article)