This SDK allows you to control BlinkStick devices connected to your computer via Node.js. It's available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX and is an official release.
BlinkStick is a smart LED controller with integrated USB firmware. It plugs into your computer and allows control the color of individually addressable or single color LEDs and LED strips and wide range programming language implementations give you the power to control the LEDs without the need to program a microcontroller.
It acts as a HID (Human Interface Device) and does not need any additional drivers. It uses ATTiny85 microcontroller with V-USB firmware.
If you're a coder who cares more about software packages than 3D graphics hardware specs, you may be the target demographic for "Project Sputnik," a Dell initiative to create a "developer laptop" based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Dell’s XPS13 hardware. The project is just getting started, and they want your input.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb caught up with Alessandro Usseglio Viretta of CR8 • CREATE who deployed the first 3D printing API on Mashape. Three-dimensional printing continues to dominate headlines and cause disruption. As we close 2013, PW followed up with Viretta to discuss his API and get some insight into an emerging technology that is bound to stir the waters in 2014.
With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.