Thursday, 28 May 2009
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Facebook delivered a great platform for third-party programmers to integrate their applications with. You can pretty much do anything Facebook does on their side using the Facebook API. There are some great tutorials out there on how to get started. Most of them will require a significant amount of reading, downloads, installations and configurations. To top that you need a hosting solution of your own, as facebook does not actually host your app, only the IFrame that is used to display it…
Now, wouldn’t it be nice if the “Start Now” button on the Facebook developers site would actually start an online IDE with a sample project? Wouldn't you be a "Run" click away from having your own customizable, hosted Facebook app?
Here's what I mean:
So, maybe Facebook still didn't make that button work as expected, but that doesn't mean its not possible...
Next up: "Who needs an online IDE - CodeProject"
Note: Presented in this blog are the writer's personal views and ideas, non of which implicate or represent any affiliation or endorsement by any of the above-mentioned commercial entities.
For some peculiar reason Google stubbornly rates Zviki Cohen ‘s “who needs an online IDE” article as the top entry for “online ide” keyword search. I guess that’s where the page-rank algorithm stops making sense. It’s kinda like going into the store, asking for beer, and getting a brochure for Alcoholic Anonymous. Seriously Larry, we know you can do better.
So as an improved Turing test for the Google super computer, I actually bought the domain name www.whoneedsanonlineide.com – all bets now on who is going to show up first!
Now, since I DO have an opinion regarding this matter, I will follow with a few articles about who I believe needs an online IDE. Coming up:
“Who needs an online IDE – Facebook”
“Who needs an online IDE – CodeProject”
“Who needs an online IDE – Amazon Web Services”
“Who needs an online IDE – iPhone”
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I know I have been walking around for too long saying the release is "two weeks away". Well... As it turns out, we needed a little bit more time. Like, 3 years or so. Still - this baby is out and it's kicking like a little beckham on steroids.
So, as promised - 7 things you didn't know you can do with your browser (and probably because you couldn't up untill now):
* Note: No desktops were harmed during the creation of this footage.
1. Edit *.csproj files
I know. This looks exactly like Visual Studio. It's not. But you could download the project you created with it and open it in VS if you wanted to.
2. Compile C#
Well yes, technically speaking this actually takes place in the server but still. You know what I mean.
You know...the good ol' fashioned way where the code gets colored and magically auto complete. I swear I am so hooked to this thing I find myself clicking CTRL+SPACE on gmail. That always leaves me disappointed somehow though.
OK now this was HARD to achieve. I wont bore you with details but suffice to say we are now offically HTTP plumbers.
Ok this is cool. Amazon did a bang up job on EC2. You really should check them out if you want to stick it to your IT guys.
7. Sync databases with objects
The cool thing about DLinq was the promise to finally be able to throw away that DDL cheat sheet. Somehow that really didn't happen until we wrote this one.