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Going in circles retrofitting a legacy app with one foot nailed to the floor? Optimised the daylights out of your web app but still want that nitro boost to performance? Building a modern "HTTP Accelerator" or "Reverse Proxy" is easy. Learn the strategies you need to turbo charge your site by sweeping all the (crap code|lousy infrastructure|insert problem) under the carpet, and caching pages in front of your web site instead.
We love Dropbox at Daemon. We've finally got rid of the file server in the corner and rely on the Dropbox service for all our internal storage. recently we've started building web applications that can be dynamically updated by just copying files into a Dropbox share -- clients love it! Key to this is getting Dropbox set up as a service on your server.
"Where to start?", "What are the issues", and "Main problems". I don't know if we want to continue exploring Selenium and make automated browser testing. If we do, here are some ideas to consider.
I tried SpiderOak for a while last year. While there's a lot of overlap, Dropbox and SpiderOak are different in nature: Dropbox is a simple-to-use file sync service with limited online backup features, while SpiderOak is a complete online backup service with harder-to-use file sync features.
There's a difference to Git and Mercurial (Hg) when it comes to training developers experienced in Subversion (SVN). The basic tools for teaching either system are the same: a system primer, and a cricket bat (or baseball bat if you prefer). However the tools are used in different ways depending on the system being taught.
One week in and the Winter Olympics website is running very smoothly. For the current Olympic Quad, Daemon are building all Australian Olympic Team sites on Adobe ColdFusion and FarCry CMS. Vancouver 2010's been a challenge but its great to see it all humming away in the middle of the Winter Games.
Fresh from the resounding success that was webDU 2009, we are raring to go for webDU 2010. If you have something new and revolutionary, some tricks of the trade to share, want to help your fellow developers or you're just pure passionate for web technology, don't miss your chance to take part in webDU 2010.
Mat Bryant (Lead Author) and Geoff Bowers (self-styled Benevolent Dictator) spent all of 11 November talking to a rabid audience about FarCry's past, present and future. And believe me, the future's so bright, we're all wearing shades around the office.
10-13 November 2009 is shaping up to be a week of ColdFusion in Australia; the Forta is in town, FarCry DevCamp, and cf.Objective ANZ conference. Antipodean ColdFusion renaissance or what!?
Gave two short talks at OZIA 2009 this year; UNSWTV: Publishing Everywhere at Once & Content Objects. The presentations might be a little obtuse in isolation but happy to answer comments if folks have questions.