Escaperoom X Unlock

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A year ago we showed you a generative escaperoom game on Unity3D. Based on that formula, we decided to create some manually-crafted levels to make the game even better. So we decided to copy the first level design of a card based escaperoom game called Unlock. And the result was as good as we expected.

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The game is not yet finished, but because we are going to move to a different project, we thought about showing you a demo of what we’ve built so far.

Coconauts 2017 Retrospective

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It’s the fourth year we’re doing this, my, time flies!

2017 was an incredibly packed year for us at a personal level, and the fun is still to continue in 2018. We still managed to scratch a bit of time for Coconauts, with highlights being:

Hoping all of our readers enjoyed following us during 2017. It’s still not too late to whish everyone a happy 2018, and stay tuned for more exciting stuff to happen over at Coconauts!

Live Picture Frame

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I recently moved from UK back to Spain to work remotely, and since then, I’ve been curious about how the weather is there, specially when talking with people on the other country. Is it raining today ? Is the sun gone already ?

To address that problem, I found a few live videos/webcams about london like earthtv or London Tower Bridge so I kept those videos on one of the tabs of my browser.

But, wouldn’t be cool to have it on a separate picture frame, always there, just like a normal picture, but live.

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That’s why I built a slim picture frame from old recycled components. To see the Tower Bridge at day and at night.

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Websocket vs REST

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We, as web backend software developers, have enoguh experience with RESTful APIs for web services, because they are clear, easy to implement, and scalable.

However, websockets are since some time ago becoming a viable alternative for communicating between a web browser and a server. But what are good usecases for them? Can the replace REST completely?

In this post we’ll take a look at both architectures from their definitions to their implementations, and we will see which one is the best for building the future of web apps.