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Friday, May 17, 2013

SendGrid + IronMQ: The Power of Webhook-Centric Architectures

A suite of examples showcasing the power
of webhooks using and SendGrid.
At, we believe strongly that there is a new model of application architectures that is becoming not only viable, but the most powerful way to build your application.

More and more applications will be built not using static servers and direct integrations, but instead using workers that come into existence when you need them and shut down when they’re no longer necessary.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

GoSF Meetup: Canonical + Go 1.1 + a growing Go community

Travis Reeder from kicks off the GoSF Meetup (5/9) is the lead organizer of GoSF – which is a meetup specially centered around Go programming language. GoSF has been around for just over a year and it's apparent it's becoming a key group within the developer community.

We base this view not just on the growing attendance (our most recent meetup was packed) but also by the large number of well-known companies lining up to give presentations on their use of Go.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Blacksmith – an IronMQ client for .NET

Blacksmith is a .NET client for IronMQ that was created by Khalid Abuhakmeh from Aqua Bird Consulting. Khalid recently posted a great article on the reasons behind it and how to use it.

Blog Post on BlackSmith (Tech.Pro)

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ HackTheMidwest will be an API sponsor at the upcoming HackTheMidwest on June 15-16th, 2013 in Kansas City. The event is put on by Kansas City IT Professionals, a grass-roots group of 10,000 strong (the heavy lifting is largely the efforts of Michael Gelphman, hackathon/tech event producer extraordinaire.)

The goal is to bring small teams of developers and designers together and give them the setting and inspiration to build something really powerful.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ Civic Data Challenge is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Civic Data Challenge. It's both a cool tech challenge – its prime goal is to turn raw data around ‘civic health’ into useful applications and visualizations AND a worthwhile cause – providing a great forum to directly impact public decision-making. It's put on by the NCoC (National Conference on Citizenship) and the Knight Foundation and has a number of noted civic data partners involved.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Laravel 4 + IronMQ Push Queues = Insane Goodness

Laravel is an increasingly popular PHP framework with a strong and growing following.

If you're a PHP developer, it's a framework to seriously explore if not dig in and put to good use. The design principles are centered around a clean framework that uses a simple, expressive syntax.