Server-Sent Events in Node.js

One year ago, we kickstarted the Spark Core project on kickstart. When we received our Core, we began to explore the use of it. Like so many I started an automated garden project. Living in Brussels and only having a balcony full of plants makes data gathering pretty easy. Having the Wifi close-by, made this […]

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My Internship: David Bos

My name is David Bos, a 3rd year electronics-ict student from PXL college Diepenbeek. I did my internship at Appsaloon, they develop web apps and maintain websites. They also organise technology events such as the Arduino Jam and the Zumo Robot Wars Hackathon. Besides their main activities, they are also in the middle of developing […]

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Node.js on Arduino Yún

We wanted a system that allows us control the lights and heating of our office, as well as reading out some sensors. Here at AppSaloon (where I do my internship) they use Node.js for a lot of things, which means the language was already chosen. Some of us are really good at writing Node.js and […]

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Zumo Robot Wars

My name is David Bos, I am an electronics-ict student at PXL Diepenbeek and an intern at Appsaloon. Friday May 2nd, I attended the Zumo Robot War Hackathon. This was organised in Antwerp by Appsaloon in cooperation with HelloBank. At arrival we all received our Zumo Robot with an Arduino Leonardo. The Zumo Robot  consists of the Pololu […]

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Using multiple WordPress loops

Coding more complex WordPress sites means you'll probably need more than one loop on certain pages. For example, a homepage with different sections and categories, or one page designs that are really trending this year. There are a couple ways to loop in WordPress, and this is how I usually do it. The example below […]

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My Internship: Robbert Decock

Hello, my name is Robbert Decock. I'm a student at KTA1 Hasselt and I went on an internship for 2 weeks at AppSaloon. Working with the BIG GUYS for two weeks #awesome AppSaloon is a company that is specialised in developing cool web applications and websites. My knowledge of HTML or WordPress is not that […]

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Bring the house down with vagrant up

If you have ever done web development in a team, you know the hassle of ensuring everyone is using the same dev environment. This is simply impossible when using multiple operating systems in the team: Mac OS vs Windows vs Linux, not to mention all the different Linux distros out there. As a solution, some […]

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Custom date box for WordPress

A customised date box can really make a difference in your blog's design. WordPress has an easy way to make it add the date of your post automatically. This is how I do it... The image below is my example, you can use it or you can design your own. First we'll start with some […]

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Yii between api's

There are times when you choose to use a certain web based tool because it offers you everything you need and want. Over time, your needs might change, but migrating to another tool could mean losing other features that made you choose the tool you are using in the first place. If the tool has […]

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Arduino Jam 2014 V1- The winners

When we founded AppSaloon, we also started to sponsor one of the greatest events: The Arduino-jam, 48 hours of making based on the arduino platform. Makers, creators, students, ... were invited to join for a weekend of fun in the fablab of timelab in Ghent. Last weekend we held our 5th jam with 19 makers from […]

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WordPress Custom Fields

WordPress Custom Fields can be really handy when you want to add some custom metadata to a specific part of your template. For example, you can use it to add a classname to a div, or merely to add some extra info. The convenient part is that you can give the value to each post […]

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Jenkins with NodeJS and Grunt

Continuous integration, especially with Jenkins, is fun ... once you have everything set up. To start a new project, you configure your local development environment. Once Grunt nicely reruns your Mocha tests, it's time to start thinking about the CI configuration. You need to automate the installation steps of your Javascript project. The easiest way […]

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