iBeacon basics

Pass the bacon I've been working for the past few weeks with iBeacons to implement an app for automagic checkins and location detection, and have been quite impressed with their capabilities. Our team was lucky enough to score some Estimotes, and have been putting together an app for mobile and…

Prototype is not a special snowflake

Huzzah When I first started learning Javascript, everything was magic. Deep in Codeacademy's awesome Javascript course, something like: var Class = function(item, price){ this.item: item, this.price: price, this.method: function(){return item*price;} } // For the uninitiated, this is just a class constructor looked like a sorcerer's tome -…

Solving n-rooks (and n-queens) with a 1 dimensional array

Recently we just completed a sprint at Hack Reactor tackling the classic n-queens algorithm problem, and during that process I found a great 'alternative' way to approach the problem, courtesy of a post by former Hack Reactor student Kevin Smith. In the end, my pair and I ended up taking…

Multilingual folk - git thine commits

Linguists Wanted One of the things we're taught to aim for here at Hack Reactor is to start contributing to open source projects as soon as possible and as much as we can. However, for many of us early in our software dev career that can be quite the challenge…