Cross-platform Desktop Apps with NW.js

Post is based on the pfeilbr/nwjs-playground project. NW.js Playground Project to learn and experiment with NW.js. NW.js enables the creation of cross platform desktop applications. Your UI is built with standard html, js, and css technologies. Access to the underlying desktop OS capabilites are provided by…

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Heroku Connect

Heroku Connect was announced at Dreamforce '13 shortly after salesforce aquired cloudconnect. Cloudconnect is the original product created by Adam Gross, formerly of Dropbox that became Heroku Connect. There's a rich developer ecosystem around web apps built with popular web frameworks such as Rails, Django, Express, Symfony, etc. All of…

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Minotes

There are many choices for notes apps out in the App Store. So many that it'd be a couple days effort just to look into and evaluate them all. Everything from the built-in simple Notes app to the feature packed Evernote. A notes app is one of those utility apps…

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Hosting Static Sites on Heroku

I was recently creating a web site for a family member, and was looking around for the best place to host it. It's a simple personal site that only contains static content. There are many options out there from the freebie wordpress options to rackspace and the like. None of…

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RubyMotion

RubyMotion is a toolchain that lets you develop iOS using Ruby. I'm a big fan of Ruby and have been using it on and off since 2001. It's been a huge timesaver in many cases allowing me to quickly script solutions. When I heard it was coming to iOS I…

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Emailing Todos to Dropbox

Between work and home,I've always got more things to do than I can keep straight my head. Like most people, I keep a to-do list so I don't have to worry about forgetting it. My to-do list is a simple bulleted text (Markdown) file that I keep in Dropbox…

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