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Learning how to live well; Support Developer at Treehouse

November 4, 2013 at 11:36am
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Believes all things, hopes all things →

I was a die-hard optimist when I was growing up. I got burned by people a bunch of times because I assumed the best in them, no matter if the evidence of their character or integrity was contrary. My mom taught me to give people the benefit of the doubt.

I’ve also noticed that I’ve become more cynical as I grow older. I’m less trusting and more leery. It takes a conscious effort to trust people now. It’s no longer automatic and that’s ok with me.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love takes conscious, intentional effort.

9:48am
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How Scoutzie uses Meteor for their internal dashboard →

The first version of our admin dashboard was using Sinatra.

I’ve heard Meteor compared to Sinatra before. They both feel about the same size, although Sinatra is backend only and popular for powering simple APIs while Meteor is full stack.

It was useful, but after a few months it became obvious that we needed something faster, easier to maintain, and most importantly real-time. Meteor was a much better solution…

I’ve heard this, too. Meteor gives you all the cool stuff that backend-only frameworks can’t deliver.

November 2, 2013 at 8:00pm
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Google’s Search Results Can Deep-Link To Your Android Apps →

On Techcrunch:

Google has developed a way to deep-link to the contents of an app from within a user’s Google search results with a feature it calls App Indexing.

This is potentially a huge draw for future app developers to choose Android over iOS.

2:24pm
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Phusion Passenger makes Meteor better →

Meteor is creating a lot of the same excitement that Rails did in the last decade. They both promise faster development and features that would be harder to pull off in preceding frameworks. But they both also bring tradeoffs that some people consider too great a cost for the benefits offered.

Phusion Passenger is setting out to ease one pain that comes along with Meteor: deployment.

Whatever the result will be, the Phusion Passenger application server will be around to help you simplify your deployments and keeping your systems running smoothly.

Meteor is one of those things that intrigues me to no end. I’d love to have more time to put into learning it and maybe building something simple out of it, like a little mobile game. Yeah, that sounds fun.

November 1, 2013 at 12:24am
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Why We Chose Ghost →

Ghost is a new open source blogging platform built on Node.js that’s really intriguing.