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    The Art of the Internet

    Many of the programmers and designers out there would consider themselves to be artists, but as in the art world, there are good...

    Philosophy

    Conquering the Internet

    Everyone with an entrepreneurial spark is out to claim their piece of Internet glory, yet only a small number will have any real...

    Strategy

    Generating Beautiful C++ Markdown Documentation with Moxygen

    For years generating simple and elegant documentation has been a thorn in the side for C++ developers. The two main purpose built...

    Documentation

    Recording Native WebRTC Streams with LibSourcey and FFmpeg

    The MediaStream Recording API lets us record WebRTC streams in the browser, but what about recording a live WebRTC stream in a...

    Code

    Building the Perfect Rails 5 API Only App

    This how-to guide aims to help you get started the right way using Rails 5 to build the perfect API. Thanks to the new rails-api...

    Rails

    Android Custom Centered ActionBar with Material Design

    The Android ActionBar is now easier to customise than ever, due to the fact that the old ActionBar element has been replaced with...

    Android

    Flash Android Sony Xperia on Linux

    So your shiny Xperia Z3 has decided to shit itself, and is now a $600 brick. Perhaps is is stuck in a reboot loop, perhaps it just...

    Android

    Beautiful Android Login and Signup Screens with Material Design

    Everyone loves a beautiful login screen, and since it’s usually the very first impression people have about your app it’s super...

    Android

    Android Hotizontally Scrolling Pan Scan and Zoom Image Gallery

    Since the depreciation of the Android Gallery module there has been no clear way to implement image galleries on Android, so I’m...

    Android

    Simple Social Sharing Buttons Without JavaScript APIs

    So you want to implement simple social sharing buttons on your site or application, but you don’t want the performance hit or resultant...

    Social

    Middleman Automated GitHub Pages Deployments with Rake

    Supposing you use GitHub pages to host your middleman site, like we do, you will probably want to speed up your deployments with...

    Middleman

    Making the World a Better Place

    Everything in nature has a half-life depending on it’s vibrational consistency, and so it is with the technology and trends that...

    Startups

    Building a Simple C++ Cross-platform Plugin System

    This article talks about some key factors to consider when designing a plugin system in C++, and also provides some practical...

    Programming

    Comparing Version Strings in C++

    If you’re building any kind of version management system in C++, such as a package manager or plugin system, then you’ll need to...

    Programming

    Agile Peer Code Reviews with Codebrag

    It’s Friday afternoon and you’re sitting in the office, extinguishing the fire on the production server. You promise yourself...

    Programming

    Precompiling Assets for Large Rails Deployments with Capistrano

    If you’ve ever had to deploy a large Rails site using Capistrano, then you’re probably aware of how time consuming it is to precompile...

    Capistrano

    Darkly Pygments CSS Theme

    Sourcey has no shortage of beautiful code, so it’s about time we had some sexy syntax highlighting to match. Darkly is a pygments...

    Pygments

    HTML5 Video Streaming from Google Drive

    If you made it here, then you’re probably wondering weather or not Google Drive is a viable option for hosting streamable videos...

    Google

    HTML5 Video is Finally Ready

    Today I had a pleasant surprise when I was able to get a H.264/AVC encoded MP4 video to play on Chrome (34.0.1847.131), Firefox...

    HTML5

    Password Free Signup and Authentication with OAuth

    Signup and authentication is a vital part of the user experience since it is one of the very first interactions a customer will...

    OAuth

    Guest Posting Opportunities

    If you are promoting a brilliant open soruce project, or a new technology startup, then you may be interested in guest posting on...

    Promotions

    Migrating from Wordpress to Middleman

    Today I decided to take the plunge and convert Sourcey into a static website. Sourcey has been running on Wordpress for the...

    Programming

    Symple WebRTC Video Chat Demo

    For those of you that don’t know about Symple yet, it’s a lightweight messaging and presence protocol for communication between...

    WebRTC

    FFmpeg Multiplexing Live Webcam and Microphone Streams

    The other day I had a tough time trying to get multiple FFmpeg codecs to behave consistently with live variable framerate stream...

    FFmpeg

    FFmpeg AVPacket to OpenCV Mat Converter

    When building computer vision projects in C++, you may find yourself in need for an FFmpeg to OpenCV packet converter. The good...

    FFmpeg

    JavaScript Object to Flash SWF ExternalInterface Bridge

    Have you ever wanted to bind your ActionScript ExternalInterface callbacks to JavaScript object methods, rather than use free functions...

    Programming

    5 Tips To Optimise for SEO 2.0 in 2014

    The phrase “Web 2.0” coined by Darcy DiNucci back in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier...

    Promotions

    Add Grunt To Your Projects

    Grunt is a front end task automater on steroids; you just setup a Gruntfile, and watch it purrr. We’ve been using it to automate...

    Automation

    Rails 4 OmniAuth using Devise with Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin

    There are quite a few OAuth solutions out there, but I want to share the one we use since it allows you to intelligently link...

    OAuth

    Combining Multiple RSS Feeds

    The Ausca ruby gem features an RSS joiner module that can be used to combine multiple RSS feeds into a single RSS feed. This functionality...

    Ausca

    Installing Trac with Monit on CentOS

    We just finished installing Trac for Sourcey and thought we would share the process with others. Make sure you are logged in as...

    Linux

    Pinterest API Pinit Button Callback Tracking

    Unlike the Facebook and Twitter button APIs, the Pinterest button does not provide us with any callback tracking capabilities. So...

    Pinterest

    Dynamically Rendering AJAX Pinterest Buttons

    Pinterest is a pretty hot topic in Social Marketing right now. Their APIs and documentation are still quite underdeveloped, so over...

    Pinterest

    Automatic Escaping of HTML Tags in Code Elements for Wordpress

    For those of you who are using wordpress and don’t want to manually escape or mangle HTML tags inside your “code” elements, just...

    Programming

    Generating Website Thumbnails in Rails 4 using Dragonfly and wkhtmltoimage

    I had a joyous time the other day trying to get a new rails app to take thumbnail snapshots of remote websites for Gardn.net… Actually...

    Programming

    WebRTC Port Forwarding Pseudo TURN Proxy

    One of the tricky things about releasing native WebRTC applications build with the current spec is that it’s just not designed...

    WebRTC

    Libuv C++ Wrappers

    LibSourcey uses libuv for it’s networking layer as well as for abstracting cross platform capabilities such as shared library loading...

    LibSourcey

    LibSourcey Event-driven Networking with Libuv

    LibSourcey began it’s life built on the brilliant Poco C++ libraries, but once we began developing mission critical server-side...

    Cpp

    YouTube HTML5 Embed from URL with PHP

    Just a quick reference post for how to embed a YouTube video from a URL string with PHP. The following code includes some extra...

    HTML5

    LibSourcey PacketStream API

    Every C++ programmer understands that taming and writing elegant code for complex C++ applications is no easy task. Herb Sutter...

    CPP

    Anionu Technical Challenges

    The purpose of this post is to share, and sometimes rant, about the technical challenges that we faced and overcame while developing...

    Anionu

    WebRTC Custom OpenCV Video Capture

    WebRTC comes with an video device capture implementations for most platforms including Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS and Android,...

    WebRTC

    Twitter Follow Unfollow Retweeter Ruby Bot

    Let me start by saying that I don’t condone the automation of social interaction… but we don’t always take our own best advice...

    Ausca

    WebRTC Native C++ to Browser Video Streaming Example

    There is a lot of information out there about browser to browser WebRTC streaming, but surprisingly there is not much coverage...

    WebRTC

    Initial commit!

    Since 2005, the Sourcey collective has been developing code and design for private and freelance contracts, as well as our own projects...

    Promotions