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Mathematics and programming: exploring the links

Reading Time: 6 minutes “In my vision, the child programs the computer and, in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intimate contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building.” – Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: […]

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HeyTeddy is a conversation-based prototyping tool for Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Programming an Arduino to do simple things like turn on an LED or read a sensor is easy enough via the official IDE. However, think back to your first experiences with this type of hardware. While rewarding, getting everything set up correctly was certainly more of a challenge, requiring research that you now likely take […]

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The Ifs: Coding for kids, reading skills not required

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ifs: Coding for kids, reading skills not required Arduino Team — September 11th, 2019 Learning about how computers work and coding skills will be important for future generations, and if you’d like to get your kids started on this task—potentially before they can even read—the Ifs present an exciting new option.  The Ifs are […]

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10 Tips for Building Twitch Extensions

Reading Time: 8 minutes A little introduction Twitch Extensions create new ways to bring Twitch streamers and viewers together, to create amazing content, and to connect games to a live broadcast. But like any new technology, it can feel overwhelming to start using it. I’m Breci, a member of the Twitch Developer community, I currently work as a full-stack […]

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Flowboard provides visual learning environment for coding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flowboard provides visual learning environment for coding Arduino Team — June 10th, 2019 Embedded programming using the Arduino IDE has become an important part of STEM education, and while more accessible than ever before, getting started still requires some coding and basic electronics skills. To explore a different paradigm for starting out on this journey, […]

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An Introduction to C & GUI Programming – the new book from Raspberry Pi Press

Reading Time: 5 minutes The latest book from Raspberry Pi Press, An Introduction to C & GUI Programming, is now available. Author Simon Long explains how it came to be written… Learning C I remember my first day in a ‘proper’ job very well. I’d just left university, and was delighted to have been taken on by a world-renowned […]

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Go memory ballast: How I learnt to stop worrying and love the heap

Reading Time: 11 minutes I’m a big fan of small code changes that can have large impact. This may seem like an obvious thing to state, but let me explain: These type of changes often involve diving into and understanding things one is not familiar with. Even with the most well factored code, there is a maintenance cost to […]

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Store persistent data and reduce traffic with the Twitch Configuration Service

Reading Time: 4 minutes Building Extensions for Twitch keeps getting faster and easier. We recently announced the new and improved Developer Rig that helps developers build Extensions more quickly and intuitively. Today we’re announcing the Twitch Configuration Service. Configuration Service removes the burden of writing a back-end to store persistent channel- and Extension-specific data. It then provides this data […]

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Welcome to a new, more intuitive Developer Rig

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Developer Rig concept is a cornerstone of Twitch’s developer outreach. Our vision for building Extensions on Twitch requires that we provide the tools that developers need to build and test Extensions quickly and intuitively. Since we launched the Developer Rig, we have made consistent improvements to start times, online and local capabilities and product […]