21 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Dropbox

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 days ago.
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…Carousel, Part I: How we made our networked mobile app feel fast and local . Dropbox changes to an eventualy consistent / optimistic replication syncing model to make their app "feel fast, responsive, and local, even though the data on which users operate is ultimately backed by the Dropbox servers." Lesson: don't block the user! Instead of requiring changes to be propagated to the server synchronously. Local and remote photos are treated as equivalent objects. Actions …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 3 months ago.
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…least one Fortune 50 company that does this), employees using Evernote and DropBox to share notes and files, an enterprising developer who builds an unsanctioned custom piece of software to simplify or automate an onerous task — all these are examples of shadow IT. As you've probably surmised from the term, IT departments take a dim view of these unsanctioned (and often unknown-to-them) tools and technologies.

You've probably already guessed some of the implications of shadow …

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By Taylor of Software by Rob 10 months ago.
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…over 60 episodes, with guests from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, DropBox, and many more. Image above from Toban Black.

Founders sometimes assume that they need an influx of cash to truly grow a product. Luckily, this isn't true. The confusion arises because we fail to make a distinction between the growth strategies that are relevant to venture backed startups as opposed to the strategies that are relevant to bootstrapped startups. These strategies overlap, but the differences are …

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…do as they see fit. I am happy, however, that their 1.1 release includes support for browsing your Dropbox photo library: by far the biggest thing I wanted to add from day one.

Elements

I was unable to secure a buyer for Elements unfortunately, so it has been discontinued. Sales of Elements have not been more than lunch money and enough to cover paying my support minions for almost a year.

As much as I enjoyed working on it, the market for a paid Dropbox text editor has passed. It's …

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Exhibitors: Attunity, Blackbird (formerly PalominoDB), Dropbox, Etsy, FoundationDB, HGST, Rocket Fuel, RSSBus, ScaleArc, ScaleBase, Severalnines, Sphinx, Tokutek, VividCortex

Other: Devart, Facebook, Webyog, MailChimp

Media: ADMIN Magazine, Datanami, DBTA, Linux Journal, Linux Pro Magazine, O 'Reilly, Software Developer's Journal

Open Source Appreciation Day: Tesora, hastexo, CentOS

Open Source Appreciation Day…

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 1 year ago.
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…Servus for Mac - Formerly Droplings, this app build presentation pages for your DropBox files.

Code Archaeology With Git - Tools and techniques to track down the history of obsure code.

bashttpd - HTTP server as a bash shell script. One of those projects that only exists to demonstrate that with software all things are possible.

Bootsnipp - Gallery of free HTML code snippets that integrate with Bootstrap.

Big Favicons - Guidance on …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 2 years ago.
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…Drop - Service to print and (physically) mail documents from your computer or DropBox. I'd be more excited about this if I could remember the last time I printed and mailed a document.

Load Balancing and Reverse Proxying with Nginx - I have some servers where this really ought to be in place.

FXRuby - Ruby bindings to the FOX toolkit cross-platform GUI library, now coming back from a long period of dormancy.

Faraday: One HTTP Client to Rule

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 17 days ago.
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…Tarsnap uniquely offer as a backup product? Why would you use it instead of using Dropbox, SpiderOak, Backblaze, a USB key, or a custom-rolled set of shell scripts coded by your local UNIX sysadmin?

Tarsnap is currently defined by what it doesn't have: no Windows client. No UI. Essentially no guidance about how to use it to successfully implement backups in your organization.

Tarsnap should instead focus on its strengths:

Tarsnap is for backing up servers, not …

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The simpler devices get, the more complex our jobs as developers becomes it seems.

When I first started my independent developer career way back in the dark ages of 2006, building an app usually meant building a desktop product that persisted data locally. In some cases there was an Internet backed service tied to it, but it wasn't the norm. This was before Dropbox, people.

If you truly wanted Internet connected services, you built web apps. Using a mix of HTML, CSS and a sprinkling …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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GrabBox does one thing very well. Take a screenshot on, and it will upload to DropBox and put a link in your clipboard. No new service to signup, no new shortcuts to learn. Simple. Works.

In ur meme Speaking of image uploads, iMeme is a cool time waster ... erm ... meme generator.

QotD Business Insider goes from B movie to campy :

We asked a source close to Square for his reaction to this concern, and he said, " LOL."

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