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Jacopo Scazzosi

Developer, growing entrepreneur. Web guy. @jacoscaz

Notes on Linked Data

From my travels in RDF land

Entering the realm of Linked Data, the semantic web and RDF is fairly easy. The concept behind a RDF triple is, after all, not a terribly difficult one to grasp. Do not be fooled, though. The danger lies not in entering those dark, perilous places but in getting out of them alive and victorious.

However superficial it might be, the almost . . .

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February 17, 2015

Why do I use Node.js?

Multiple programming paradigms, that's why!

This is a question I hear often and that I find myself asking just as often to programmers working with languages I have little or zero knowledge of.

My answer isn't always the same, of course. It changes as my experience grows, as every good answer should. I've recently come up with what I think to be a particularly good version of . . .

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February 01, 2015

There's a Lemur playing with my browser!

An experiment in controlling a browser-based synth powered by the Web Audio API with Lemur and OSC, using Node.js to bridge the gaps and provide bidirectional iPad-browser feedback.

Of all the ways to keep sharp in this amazingly vast and complex technological world we live in, I find cross-domain technological integration - which is a funny name for what is really nothing more than playing Lego© with all kinds of different technologies - to be the most effective, fun and satisfying by a good margin.

That's why . . .

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January 05, 2015

Intentions for 2015

Tidy, but not excessively so

I've always been wary of written resolutions. I guess I still am, in a way. I've always had a tendency to expand horizontally - explore new places, learn new things, practice new disciplines. This, particularly as a child, often left little space for vertical specialisation and long-term commitment to just a few causes. We can only . . .

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January 03, 2015

On ES6 generators and the incongruity of yield-based control flow in Node.js

I really don't get it, fellow Noders.

I have been doing quite a fair bit of reading about and experimenting with ES6 generators, lately, and I find myself disagreeing with a big part of the Node.js community for the first time. In fact, while I do have grown rather fond of their lazy-evaluation capabilities, I just can't understand why would anyone want to use generators for . . .

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September 05, 2014

The start of something beautiful

Thoughts on myself, what lies ahead and Silvrback

How many "first post" have I written? How many times have I (re-)started a blog? Embarrassingly many. So many that I've lost count. As a young consultant developer running his own business, some might say that I should have settled down long ago.

Truth is, blogging has always been halfway between something I felt like I had to do . . .

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May 04, 2014

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