18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Apple's Push Notification Service, Google Cloud Messaging, Google's legacy Cloud to Device Messaging, and Microsoft's legacy Windows Phone Notification Service. Email is distributed via Sendgrid.

Everything in the current Glassboard architecture is housed in a single Visual Studio solution with about 36 C# projects in it. It's a lot of code to manage. Luckily it's also well tested, which makes it easier to manage.

Current Notification Role Issues…

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 months ago.
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APIs that allow apps to access Google services like location, maps, remote wipe, Google+, and more.

Google Play Store apps, including Chrome, Gmail, Search, Maps, and so on.

The good stuff lives in Google Mobile Services, and many third-party apps — that is, apps not written by Google — rely on APIs in Google Mobile Services. These apps will simply not run on a forked Android, because it would lack Google Mobile Services. To an end user, it would be an Android …

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By Satish Talim of RubyLearning Blog 4 months ago.
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So while Google may not be opening a giant office in Detroit anytime soon, the people of Detroit and the Midwest are coming here.

I meet them every day.

There are people like Brian Clark , who actually did move from Detroit, and was living off various hackathon winnings while teaching coding in MissionBit's after-school programs for San Francisco's public school students. Earlier this spring, he was literally sleeping on friends' couches, eating …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 4 days ago.
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…expanding as companies including Amazon Web Services, Docker, Google, HP, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Rackspace, VMware, and others collaborate to empower enterprises to accelerate software delivery and enable enterprises to win in today's customer-driven economy.

Chef platform expands: Chef continues to extend its open source and commercial automation platforms. The new features accelerate software delivery and simplify infrastructure …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 6 months ago.
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healthcare.gov got 20M unique visitors in 20 days, faster than Google+ launch. Took Pinterest 2 years & BuzzFeed 4 years to hit 20M.

Thomas A. Edison: I start where the last man left off.

@ brycebaril : I've never had a tech conference toy with my emotions like this year's # realtimeconf

Great explanation of the Netflix people don't know, their CDN. Chaos Kong is Coming: A Look At The Global Cloud and CDN Powering Netflix : …

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 4 days ago.
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…enterprise demanding more speed and scale, Amazon Web Services ( AWS), Google, HP, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Rackspace, VMware, and others are working with Chef to empower enterprises by providing ways to achieve faster software delivery and to improve collaboration between development and operations teams, all in the name of ensuring delightful customer experiences.

- Amazon Web Services: AWS uses Chef as the default automation engine for …

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By Emily Wilder of Signal vs. Noise 6 months ago.
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YouTube is rolling out a new system that forces commenters to use their Google+ profiles, and also moves more relevant comments (i.e., those from the original poster, people you know and "popular personalities") to the top. And Popular Science has shut down the conversation altogether, arguing that trolls are " bad for science ."

We ultimately retained comments because there's no denying the value of a true dialogue. There's a lot to be said …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 4 days ago.
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…8.1 will make a lot of Windows Phone 8 users very happy but won't make anyone at Google or Apple sweat.

In his review for Engadget, Brad Molen says with 8.1, Windows Phone feels complete for the first time . "There are no more gaping holes in its features or functionality; I can now use Windows Phone without feeling like I'm giving up something I'd otherwise enjoy on an iPhone or Android device." As with the other reviews, he praises Windows Phone…

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 6 months ago.
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Debating Storyboards vs. Nibs vs. Code

In Storyboards vs. NIBs vs. Code: The Great Debate! , you can watch a debate that took place in a Google+ hangout on October 1 between three developers over which way is the optimal way to build user interfaces. Cesare Rocchi argues for code, Tammy Coron takes the pro-nib argument, and Felipe Laso Marsetti sides with Storyboards, which Apple seems to be pushing hard. It's interesting lunchtime viewing:

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