Salesforce Wave

This looks very interesting. Salesforce is joining the analytics crowd. The new service from Salesforce, whose mobile app is already available for iOS, amounts to a major step forward for the enterprise software, not only because it expands the company‚Äôs reach beyond the sales, marketing, and service software categories,…

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HackerNewsDotNet

I just released a first pass of a .NET API for Hacker News. The API currently supports retrieving items such as stories and comments, top stories, and user profiles. As they expand the Firebase API, I'll add functionality. One important thing to note is that the call to get all…

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Errors when upgrading ASP.NET MVC

This is just a quick reminder that, when you upgrade ASP.NET MVC via NuGet, make sure you update all your web.config files. I get bit by this constantly. Remember, besides the root-level web.config, there's a web.config in your Views folder, too. If things compile but you…

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Building NSNotifcationCenter in C#

Since I started writing code for OS X and iOS, I've always been a fan of the of the Foundation API design. Of all the classes in the framework, my ultimate favorite is NSNotificationCenter. It's a straight forward, class-level API that is used for doing exactly as the name implies:…

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Rails 4.2 and ActiveJob

SitePoint has a really great article on ActiveJob - the queueing interface that will be present in Rails 4.2. In particular, I like how the article breaks the idempotent pieces into separate jobs. That makes a lot of sense and is a much more scalable solution, overall. Admittedly, it's…

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