Category: Labs

Learning EventMachine

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. This week I decided to try out EventMachine: a fast, simple event-processing library for Ruby. I have to say, I was pretty impressed. Both by its …

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Fog – Automating Cloud Servers

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. Today I decided to try something new. Since I’ve been working with JavaScript libraries for the past few weeks, I wanted to go in a completely …

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Learning (and Failing at) Backbone.js

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. For this week’s tech learning session I decided to tackle backbone.js. Of all of the technology I’ve been wanting to learn, backbone.js has been the one …

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Learning Node.js

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. Since I’ve been learning JavaScript libraries the past few weeks (CoffeeScript, Knockout.js), I decided it was time jump over to the server and learn node.js. Setup …

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Learning Knockout.js

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. This week I decided to use my hour to learn a bit more about Knockout.js. Knockout is described as a Model-View-View Model library. MVVM Coming from …

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Learning CoffeeScript (with a dash of Node.js)

This post is part of my weekly tech learning series, where I take one hour each week to try out a piece of technology that I’d like to learn. Today I decided to start my tech learning with CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is “a little language that compiles into JavaScript” and has been really popular over the …

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Tech Learning

Most web developers know that the tech industry moves at an accelerated pace, with hundreds (thousands?) of new technologies to try out that all promise to make our jobs [easier|faster|more efficient|stronger|more shiny]. The problem is time. How do you know which technology is worth your time to learn? Which ones will actually deliver and make …

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