Knex and Typescript Starter Project

SQL is a very expressive and powerful language. Unfortunately, it has often been difficult to interact with database using SQL from object-oriented languages due to a mismatch of the data structures in the database versus the structures in the application programming language. One common solution to this problem where Object-relational mapping frameworks, which often come … Continue reading Knex and Typescript Starter Project

Textures and Lighting with React and Three.js

In my previous three posts, I have developed a simple WebGL application using react-three-fiber and three.js. In this post, I am adding texture loading and proper lighting to the application. For reference, here the links to the previous versions of the app: Version 1: Just being able to drag a shape on the screen Version … Continue reading Textures and Lighting with React and Three.js

Create and Drag Shapes with Three.js, React and Cannon.js

Following up from my article published a few days ago, I have now extended and improved the simple WebGL application that I originally developed using Three.js and react-three-fiber. Version 1 of the application allowed dragging a simple shape around on the screen: App: https://react-three-fiber-draggable.surge.sh/ Source Code: https://github.com/mxro/threejs-test/tree/master/test1 Version 2 combines this basic premise with the … Continue reading Create and Drag Shapes with Three.js, React and Cannon.js

Creating a Draggable Shape with React Three Fiber

I recently became interested how to render 3D graphics in the browser. I think WebGL is an extremely powerful technology and may one day become an important way of rendering content on the web. There are various frameworks and tools available to use WebGL such as Babylon.js and three.js. To me, three.js looks the most … Continue reading Creating a Draggable Shape with React Three Fiber

Deploy Java Lambda using SAM and Buildkite

I've recently covered how to deploy a Node JS based Lambda using SAM and Buildkite. I would say that this should cover most use cases, since I believe a majority of AWS Lambdas are implemented with JavaScript. However, Lambda supports many more programming languages than just JavaScript and one of the more important ones among … Continue reading Deploy Java Lambda using SAM and Buildkite