Links for September 6th through September 14th

  • PostgreSQL Hits 9.3, New Levels Of Popularity With The Cool Kids – PostgreSQL has long been a great database, yet strangely ignored. Now it's rising in popularity. Why?
  • Amazon Continues Its March Into Enterprise Clouds And Wallets – Amazon, long the belle of the SMB cloud dance, is getting serious about the enterprise and has the tools to win.
  • Analysts: Amazon About To Get Serious Competition In The Cloud – Though AWS rules cloud compute workloads today, Google and Microsoft look set to give it serious competition, according to Forrester and Gartner.
  • Coder for Raspberry Pi – A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi. – Coder is a free, open source project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a simple platform that educators and parents can use to teach the basics of building for the web. New coders can craft small projects in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, right from the web browser.
  • Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ – As a background – all of us in Plumbr have all been using Eclipse for as long as we can possibly remember. But when I just looked around in the office I saw our whole team being converted to IntelliJ IDEA users. So what made us to jump the old free-to-ride warhorse and go with something we need to pay up to $600 per seat? If you bear with me I give you several reasons why you could also consider the move. – See more at: http://plumbr.eu/blog/why-we-dropped-eclipse-in-favour-of-intellij#sthash.S4Wa110I.dpuf
  • What’s Coming in Sencha Touch 2.3 – Sencha Touch 2.3 supports Apache Cordova APIs for Accelerometer, Camera, Capture, Compass, Connection, Contacts, Device, Events, File, Geolocation, Globalization, InAppBrowser, Media, Notification, Splashscreen, and Storage
  • MVC is dead, it’s time to MOVE on. – To re-iterate: MVC is awesome, but it's designed with decades old technologies. MOVE is just a update to make better use of the new tools we have.
  • Real Terminal, All Chrome — No Nonsense – Koding Blog – The app includes a Koding VM, SSH and all of the standard tools such as Vim, Emacs, and Midnight Commander. It also comes with runtimes/compilers for Python, Ruby, Go, Node, Gcc, and many more. The VMs even run an Apache server, accessible from a web address unique to the user’s session. All of this is completely free, no registration needed, and available whenever you need it.
  • Sencha and Backend REST Services: How Modus Create Connects an App to DreamFactory | Blog | Sencha – In this post, I'm going to introduce you to how Modus Create connects their corporate address book app, built using Sencha Touch 2 and Ext JS 4, to the DreamFactory open source backend services platform. We call each instance of the DreamFactory platform a
  • FastClick – JavaScript library to remove click delays on browsers with touch UIs – FastClick is a simple, easy-to-use library for eliminating the 300ms delay between a physical tap and the firing of a click event on mobile browsers. The aim is to make your application feel less laggy and more responsive while avoiding any interference wi

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