Category Archives: Web

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).

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Create hashtags for Facebook. Then create the Hashtags killer.

A few months ago, (Jan, 12) I created Hashtags for Facebook : a Chrome extension that adds the Hashtag functionality to Facebook with trending topics support, location and whatnot.

Little did I know that the idea would be adopted by Facebook – eventually it was just a question of time.

Exactly 5 months and some users later, on Jun 12, Facebook launched officially its hashtags service. And I launched a Hashtags killer … for Facebook, after a friend suggested it.

If you ask why, just look #at #difference #between #this #part and this other part : it’s exactly what it does. And for someone with ADHD, life becomes easier to navigate through.

Download Facebook Hashtags Killer from the Chrome Webstore.

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 !

Bootstrap 3 : An early overview (and download link).

A release candidate of Bootstrap 3 was previewed earlier today. The last major release dates back to Jan 28th 2012 … more than a year ago.

Personally, one thing struck me : the flat design. But in a very positive way, mainly because of two things :

  1. I love super-minimalistic UIs.
  2. I can’t stand prototyping my apps with a Twitteresque design (I have a Bootstrap flat fork for that).

The bad news (at least for me) is the flat design is only temporary.

The other bad news, except the default responsiveness (responsive styles are now included in the main stylesheets – navbar example), I can’t see any major change in Bootstrap 3. At least for the time being !

Bootstrap 3 - Responsive Layout

Bootstrap 3 – Responsive Layout

Bootstrap 3 - Home

Bootstrap 3 – Home

Bootstrap 3 - Mobile Navigation

Bootstrap 3 – Mobile Navigation

Get it now.

If you want to get while hot, and can’t stand the teaser download link, here’s a direct link via the Bootstrap 3 GitHub working branch.

One-click Google ranking boost for your website

Since the launch of Google+, Google -the search engine- started emphasising social into its ranking; mostly, the top results you see are in this order (though, I’m just scratching the surface) :

  1. Relevant results which have been shared by people in your circles.
  2. Relevant non-social results.
  3. Less relevant results, but with some kind of social presence.

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