Archive | May, 2011

How to build an Apple Push Notification provider server (tutorial) « Boxed Ice Blog

1. You connect to the APNS using your unique SSL certificate2. Cycle through the messages you want to send
3. Construct the payload for each message4. Disconnect from APNS

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Domain name watch

This service enables you to monitor a domain and notifies you if it becomes available. Simply enter your email address and the desired domain, and our system will check the availability on a regular basis and immediately email you if it is.

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Replicate MySQL to MongoDB with Tungsten Replicator

You can now replicate data from MySQL data to MongoDB using Tungsten Replicator, an open source data replication engine for MySQL. It’s sponsored by Continuent, makers of Tungsten Enterprise.

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Employees who aren’t tied to the office put in more time on the job – TNW Shareables

These findings show that contrary to popular belief, employees who are tied to the office put in less time on the job. The mobile workers actually work, on average, 240 hours more per year than a regular stuck-in-the-office employee according to technology blog GigaOm.

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Myth of the Flat Fee

How can it be that companies can name a price after receiving your RFP? They can’t. They’re just guessing, based on the same limited amount of information we have to work with. Depending on how the scope of the project develops they will leverage other aspects. 

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Open – A tool for teachers to create and share lessons with their students.

Open, a free tool used by teachers to create digital lessons for their own students. Instead of learning content in the classroom, students will take lessons created by their own teacher at home and spend the class period working on homework-style problems

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On HTTP Load Testing

————————————————————0. Consistency.1. One Machine, One Job.2. Check the Network.3. Remove OS Limitations.4. Don’t Test the Client.5. Overload is not Capacity.6. Thirty Seconds isn’t a Test.7. Do More than Hello World.8. Not Just Averages.9. Publish it All.10. Try Different Tools.

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Chatbox – Project collaboration inside Dropbox

Chatbox makes it easy to discuss or comment on files shared over Dropbox. Install it, right click on any files / folders inside Dropbox, and start conversations with people you shared the Dropbox folder with.

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