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Reminder to migrate to updated Google Data APIs

Dec 15, 2014 - Over the past few years, we've been updating our APIs with new versions across Drive and Calendar, as well as those used for managing Google Apps for Work domains. These new APIs offered developers several improvements over older versions of the API. With each of these introductions, we also [...]


Azure: Premium Storage, RemoteApp, SQL Database Update, Live [...]

Dec 11, 2014 - pToday we released a number of great enhancements to Microsoft Azure. These include:/p ul listrongPremium Storage/strong: New Premium high-performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine workloads listrongRemoteApp/strong: General Availability of Azure RemoteApp service listrongSQL Database/strong: [...]


Building a scalable geofencing API on Google's App Engine

Dec 11, 2014 - Thorsten Schaeff has been studying Computer Science and Media at the Media University in Stuttgart and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin. For the past six months he's been interning with the Maps for Work Team in London, researching best practice architectures for working with [...]


How to Batch Update Git Commit Messages

Dec 11, 2014 - Read the full article at: How to Batch Update Git Commit Messages --> Read the full article at: How to Batch Update Git Commit Messages At Mozilla we’re mostly strict about receiving contributions via git/GitHub.  Aside from requiring tests and enforcing code quality, one basic of [...]


Change Tab Title with JavaScript

Dec 09, 2014 - Read the full article at: Change Tab Title with JavaScript --> Read the full article at: Change Tab Title with JavaScript Changing the tab (or window) title is an age old practice.  Gmail does it to notify the user of a new chat message and this blog does it to update the tab title after a new [...]


(Finally) Introducing RouterRouter, a JavaScript Routing Lib [...]

Dec 08, 2014 - Just over a year ago now, I wrapped up a significantly large project for The Chronicle of Higher Education. I spent a good amount of my time on the project learning and working with Backbone.js, a popular MVC-ish JavaScript library. There are plenty of things to like and dislike about Backbone, but [...]


An Overview of the MySQL Performance Schema

Dec 08, 2014 - MySQL's Performance Schema provides a way to troubleshoot a lot of common performance issues without having to rely on specialized third-party solutions.  The fact that it uses regular SQL is also a big plus! Join Rob Gravelle as he explores the Performance Schema.


PRchive: A little tool for collecting media from your GitHub [...]

Dec 05, 2014 - On the front-end development team at Viget, we do a lot of our communication through GitHub’s pull requests, which allow everyone on the team to review changesets before they go into master. Since front-end devs primarily build UIs, a lot of our work is visual, so we explain our PRs [...]


JavaScript Regex: String Does Not Contain

Dec 04, 2014 - Read the full article at: JavaScript Regex: String Does Not Contain --> Read the full article at: JavaScript Regex: String Does Not Contain For some reason I think that regular expressions can solve every problem and for some reason I always find out the regular expression I’m trying to [...]


How to Build Your Own Filters with Ransack

Dec 03, 2014 - ActiveAdmin has some pretty awesome built-in filtering functionality -- and it looks nice to boot! In a previous post, I covered how these filters work under the covers -- using a sweet gem called Ransack. In this post, I'd like to talk about how to build your own filtering interface [...]







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