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NodeJS: Create a Base64 image from a PNG or JPG

There are many good reasons for converting images into Base64 including: Storing an image into a NoSQL database directly. Serving an image to a client browser through an API. Sending an image to AWS Rekognition through a POST request. Simple Example var fs = require('fs') function base64_encode(file) { // read

How to publish an Mp3 to Icecast using NodeJS (Part 2 of 2)

In my previous article I share how to install Icecast on an Ubuntu instance on AWS EC2. This next article will now focus on publishing MP3 to Icecast (for web distribution) using NodeJS. Why Node? Although there are many excellent tools, like Nicecast, that can help you publish an Mp3

AWS: Managing AWS Command Line with Jake Tasks

The AWS Command Line is awesome. The commands are descriptive, well organized and oftentimes easier to use than any of the dashboard consoles. If you're looking or a simple NodeJS tool to help you to script and automate commands, try JakeJS. JakeJS is a task management tool similar to Grunt

AWS: Lambda development on OS X

Through AWS Lambda, AWS is completely changing the entire web industry, again. If you're not familiar with Lambda, it's a new AWS compute service that manages the AWS resources for us. Said differently, it allows developers to write their applications without having to manage servers. It promises scalable, serverless, event-based

Simple Sendgrid Example using Node

Here is a very simple example of how to create a simple Sendgrid app using NodeJS. Change directory into your node app. cd /name/of/node/app Install Sendgrid using Node Package Manager. npm i sendgrid Use your Sendgrid username and password to send an email. var sendgrid = require('sendgrid')

Tools for App Makers

In order to build websites, apps or API's, every developer ultimately ends up curating a suite of tools that can help them build products better, cheaper and faster. Below are a few tools that I use all the time. API Development Postman - Google Chrome plug-in that helps you craft

How to install Angular

Here's how to install Angular using Node Package Manager. Step 1 Install the latest version of Angular. npm install -g @angular/cli@latest Step 2 Install the latest version of Typings. npm install -g typings Step 3 Install the latest version of Typescript. npm install -g typescript Step 4 Install

AWS: Install a Node app on AWS

I normally use Heroku or Openshift to publish apps but AWS works too. Here's a cheatsheet on how to set-up your NodeJS server from scratch on AWS. This cheatsheet will focus on the development environment and not dive into making a node app. Create an EC2 Server Step 1 -

MIDI: Curated list of MIDI frameworks for iOS development

I wanted to share a few nuts and bolts of MIDI for iOS development. Specifically, the best frameworks out there, a process for exploring MIDI, etc. MIDI Frameworks AudioKit is by far the best for Swift developers. Csound is a music computing system and has infinite potential. MIKMIDI is great
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