Have a suggestion?
Click here to suggest a blog item.
Catch up with DonationCoder by browsing our past newsletters, which collect the most interesting discussions on our site: here.
DonationCoder does not accept paid promotions. We have a strict policy of not accepting gifts of any kind in exchange for placing content in our blogs or newsletters, or on our forum. The content and recommendations you see on our site reflect our genuine personal interests and nothing more.
April 27, 2019
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 23, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Jan 6, 2019
Dec 2, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
July 30, 2018
June 24, 2018
June 6, 2018
Apr 2, 2018
Apr 2, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
Jan 14, 2018
Major Site News
Jan 10, 2018
Still dreaming of your own personal robot?Still dreaming of your own personal robot? Technology isn't there yet, but you can have a personal computer robot to save you time and serve your whims. Another benefit of FARR -- one that makes it different from SlickRun and other favorites--is that it comes from a developer at donationcoder.com, an active site for software developers. The forums there are lively, but not too busy to keep up with. Browse through the Farr Add-ons forum to unearth old standby plug-ins and discover new ones just as they post.
Our daily Blog
This page spotlights the most interesting posts collected from our forum every day.
You are viewing a specific blog item. Click here to return to the main blog page.
I've been having a ton of fun learning new stuff. There's a ton left to be done -- another couple of months worth I think.
But I wanted to give an update so you guys wouldn't think I've been AWOL
A little about the project:
So, what is this project? Well it's essentially a server and library api for coordinating communication (and data storage) from many users, organized by virtual apps and rooms, with functions specialized for data synchronization and simple non-realtime multi-player games. One example use would be as a synchronization back-end, so that you could synchronize the data from one of my mobile apps across all your family devices (without needing to share dropbox logins as is required now when I used dropbox as my synchronization backend). Another, very different example, would be to provide the back-end lobby services and communication support functions for JackBox party style games, where players gather around in front of a tv, each with their own mobile phone device, and play a game together where they input their actions into their phone, and the centralized game asks questions, etc.
In the coming month or two I'll be posting more about the project and sharing a github link to the source code. If you are a nodejs person, I'd love to have some assistance on the project.