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…

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…

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…

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…

Best Fit Web Font Sizing

I've been working on a web app that targets both smartphones and tablets. The large variation in screen sizes has sent me down the path of using a dynamic proportional layout that adapts to fit the available space. For example, I've allocated 20% of the available vertical space to the…

Metro UI: Initial Thoughts

I've been digesting all the new information around Windows 8 and Metro over the past week. I've watched the BUILD Conference Channel 9 Videos, read the articles and docs on the Windows Dev Center and the Building Windows 8 blog. The best resource for your time on learning what Metro…