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OpenResty Overview

By jPablo Caballero on February 14, 2020

A brief overview of OpenResty, a web platform that integrates Nginx, LuaJIT, and various Nginx modules. With it, you can build scalable and very high-performance web applications, web services, and dynamic web gateways. Maybe you have not heard about OpenResty, and indeed, this web platform is not as widely known as others. But in various forms it is used in very demanding environments by very high-profile companies. Perhaps one of the reasons why it has gone under the radar for many, is because its genesis and initial growth took place in China.

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Quasar Framework for front-end development

By jPablo Caballero on January 10, 2020

Quasar is an open-source framework based on vue.js that facilitates the creation of responsive websites and apps of various types. With Quasar you get a complete set of visual components that will speed up the creation of your app. The same codebase can be deployed in different ways: Single Page App (SPA) Server-Side Rendered app (SSR) Progressive Web App (PWA) Android, iOS, etc. mobile app (through Cordova or Capacitor) Multi-platform Desktop App (using Electron) On most web developments I focus on the backend, architecture, deployment, etc.

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xAPI and Instructor-Led Training - a prototype (xAPI Cohort, Spring 2018)

By jPablo Caballero on June 27, 2018

Introduction to the xAPI Cohort, by Torrance Learning, and to one of the projects in the Spring 2018 “semester”: xAPI and Instructor-Led Training. With an interactive video! (It is recommended to read the article first to get the context, but if you want you may jump directly to the interactive video) Twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, Torrance Learning organizes the xAPI Cohort. It is a learning initiative in which participants freely form groups of interest around various xAPI-related topics.

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New xAPI plugin for Adapt

By jPablo Caballero on January 17, 2018

Yesterday I released a “new” xAPI plugin for Adapt. Its functionality is almost the same as the existing adapt-tkhub-xAPI, but the main change is that the dependency on adapt-trackingHub has been removed, so there is only one plugin to install and configure. This makes the new plugin much easier not only to install and set-up, but also to understand and to modify, should anyone need to customize it to fit his or her specific requirements.

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