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Heroku: The TOP5 legit use cases.

A Quick note about Heroku

Heroku is good. Like, Really good. He’s my best-virtual-friend. And if you’ve never used it, you’ve been missing on a lot. And you should start here. To sum it up in a sentence, it’s a Platform as a Service build by and for developers that makes the product lifecycle easier to handle from build to deploy & run. It supports Ruby, Java, Scala, NodeJS, Clojure, and Python. That’s super Awesome. But it comes with side effects: expensive (for production) and not highly flexible (for out of this world apps).

Here’s 5 reasons where using Heroku is a legitimate choice. Continue reading “Heroku: The TOP5 legit use cases.” »

Fix Vagrant and VirtualBox

If you just started using Vagrant (which I highly recommend), and on the last version of OSX (or any other system as a matter of fact) + VirtualBox, it’s highly likely that you’ll stumble on an error during your first `vagrant up` :

mount -t vboxsf -o uid=`id -u vagrant`,gid=`id -g vagrant` /vagrant /vagrant
Stdout from the command:

Stderr from the command:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'

The sharing isn’t setup. A bit frustrating. And you’ll need to install Guest Additions on the box (and that’s not straightforward if using Vagrant).

Turns out, the fix is quite easy.
Continue reading “Fix Vagrant and VirtualBox” »

jQuery Mobile 1.3.0 SASS / Compass [GitHub]

In the process of releasing an MVP for Zaigood, and applying some Six Sigma principles on my software engineering process (I will write about this later), I released a SASS / Compass version of the jQuery Mobile project.

You can find it on GitHub. Contributions/bug reports are highly welcome, as always.

Backbone-AMD using RequireJS Boilerplate [GitHub]

Everyone knows how big of a headache it is to write heavy JS applications – even in BackboneJS. The codebase tends to span across thousands of lines, with no modularity whatsoever.

Backbone-AMD is the solution. But bootstrapping a Backbone-AMD compliant app is no easy task … until now : )

I just released an open source Backbone-AMD Boilerplate – feel free to fork, pull, suggest, … and share !