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Posted on Aug 31, 2015 by

Form-Based Login for Java WebSocket Client

Needing a Java-based WebSocket client, I started with Tyrus, the reference implementation for the Java API for WebSocket. Writing a simple Java WebSocket client with Tyrus went well enough -- until I went to turn security on. The Web App I'm connecting to uses form-based login, and out of the box the only authentication support […]

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Posted on Aug 31, 2015 by

Upgrading a WIMBoot Machine to Windows 10

Needing to drive a few touchscreen kiosks, I found myself in possession of some compute stick type devices. These are tiny but full-fledged computers, with an Atom CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 32 GB SSD. They shipped with Windows 8.1 with Bing. Naturally, I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. There were a […]

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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 by

Better Scala Tuples With shapeless

Shapeless provides a little syntax sugar that makes a standard Tuple behave like a collection. Learn more about this API in a tutorial by Scala and Akka trainer, mentor and consultant Michael Pigg.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 by

Basic Akka Actors

Anyone working on concurrent and distributed applications on the JVM should be familiar with Akka. Akka is an implementation of the Actor model that can be used from Scala or Java applications to provide a concurrency model that is designed from the ground up for systems spanning multiple machines. Defining an Actor The key abstraction […]

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Posted on Jun 30, 2015 by

Rod Biresch – Blinking the LED with machine code on the W65C2655XSB microcontroller developer board

rod-biresch-led-blink-article-teaser-imageRod Biresch, one of our Software Engineers, has posted another blog entry on working with the W65C2655XSB microcontroller board. This time, he shows us how we can use machine code to blink the LED, and how it translates to assembly language.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2015 by

Rod Biresch – introducing the W65C2655XSB microcontroller developer board for low-power applications

The 65xxCELER8R boardRod Biresch, one of our Software Engineers, recently wrote a blog post about the W65C265SXB developer board based on 65xx technology. This blog post kicks off a series of posts exploring 65xx technology and how it pertains to the IoNT (Internet of Nano Things) market.

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Posted on Jun 05, 2015 by

Peeking Under The Covers in Scala

Chariot consultant Michael Pigg takes a look at using the Scala compiler's -Xprint option to show us what's happening under the covers.

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Posted on May 29, 2015 by

AngularJS 1.4.0 is released – what’s new?

What's new in AngularJS' 1.4.0 release? Chariot training director Ken Rimple explores the latest and greatest in AngularJS.

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Posted on May 27, 2015 by

A gentle introduction to Vagrant, the automated Virtual Machine builder

As a developer, you've probably heard about Vagrant, Docker, Chef and other VM and container tools. This series of articles will attempt to explain what these tools do and why you may want to investigate using them.

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Posted on May 18, 2015 by

On Learning to Code – 4 Things I Want To Tell Every Girl

Becca Refford is an intern here at Chariot Solutions where she is learning to program in Java and JavaScript. She also serves as the producer of the Chariot podcast series where she edits our podcasts and books guests. She began her tech life as a student in the TechGirlz program, and is committed to continual learning and self-improvement.

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