I forgot that March 31 is already April 1 (because timezones.) Bring on the foolin'. From the video summary:
"Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps.
To catch 'em all, grab your Poké Ball and the newest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android. Then tap the search bar, "press start," and begin your quest."
You can edit Scala(js) code directly on the browser, it gets compiled on the server and sent back to the browser for execution. The turnaround cycle is very quick, in less than one second.
Courtesy of the Scala.js "coding-machine"
Many interesting examples are already provided. Some of them even combine Scala.js with other cool projects of Li, like the Scala.Rx reactive-variables or ScalaTags (typesafe HTML templating through an embedded DSL).
Another interesting feature is that the code snippets are stored as gists automatically, and can be loaded back providing the ID.
Further features from the description:
"Scala.jsFiddle provides some build-in variables to give you started quickly:
* canvas: a dom.HTMLCanvasElement that lets you draw on the right pane
* renderer: a dom.CanvasRenderingContext2D that lets you draw on the canvas
* output: an API that lets you control the right pane as a rich text console.
Apart from these inbuilt helpers, available libraries include:
So, if you always wanted to try out Scala.js and see what you can do with it on the browser... you're out of excuses! ;-)
* ... defined as "passion and perseverance for long term goals"
* ... unrelated or inversely related to talent
* unknown how to instill/improve grit in kids
* best idea so far is encouraging "growth mindset", i.e. that talent isn't fixed, you can work at learning how to learn better (talked about a lot in "Straight A Conspiracy" book)
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