enable "Open PowerShell window here" in right click context menu

In Windows 10 Anniversary Update and later Creators Update, if we press “shift” key and right click on desktop, drive, folder, folder blackground, we could see the menu “Open PowerShell window here”. It’s convenient for development. But how to reveal the menu?

Electron as GUI of Python Applications (Updated)

tl;dr

This post shows how to use Electron as the GUI component of Python applications. (Updated version of one of my previous posts.) The frontend and backend communicate with each other using zerorpc. The complete code is on GitHub repo.

topological sorting using DFS and BFS

topological sorting can be solved using DFS and BFS in asymptotical time complexity $O(V + E)$.

learn React the easy way

tl;dr

Remember the core idea in React: UI = func(const props, state).

One of the correct ways to start JS projects in 2017

tl;dr

I choose to use create-react-app, then use ES2016 standard to write react to build the UI and use redux to manage the data, and write flexbox to manage layouts in CSS, if I am going to start a completely new general-purposes front end project in early 2017.

longest increasing subsequence

tl;dr

This post discusses the $O(n^2)$, $O(n log(n))$ complexity methods to find the length of longest increasing subsequence (LIS), and the way to recover the subsequence.

Edit Distance

introduction

Edit Distance is a famous algorithm problem solved by dynamic programming. I heard it for multiple times, until now I understand the solution after having an algorithm class.

Hadley’s ggplot2 book is a useful resource about learning his ggplot2 package. He generously provides the online version for us to read. But how to compile and get the (personal) pdf version from the repo? I figure it out and note down here. I am working on Windows 10.