Writing ES2015 JavaScript on Parse Cloud Code


For the past few months my team at Blimp and I have been working on a new mobile app (coming soon) called Gasolina Móvil. This app will help customers in Puerto Rico pay for their gas right from their phone.

We decided to use Parse for this project because they have a wonderful product which works great on all the platforms we want to support. One of the things we like about Parse is that if you need to do something special on the server side you can just throw some JavaScript on their Cloud Code service and that’s it.

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¿Quieres aprender a programar? Empieza aquí


Con cierta frecuencia amigos, familiares y personas en Twitter y Facebook me preguntan sobre cómo aprender a programar. Algunos me dicen “quiero aprender hacer apps” refiriéndose a las aplicaciones en teléfonos móviles y otros me dicen que quieren hacer un website para su negocio.

Mi respuesta automática es la que creo que muchos otros programadores tienen, enviar unos cuantos enlaces a sites como Codecademy, CodeShool o algún libro online. Lo que nunca he hecho es sentarme y pensar cuidadosamente como fue que yo aprendí y tratar de extraer lecciones de esa experiencia.

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MongoDB.app: The easiest way to get started with MongoDB on the Mac


A few days ago I released my first ever “real” swift app. The app is called MongoDB.app and it’s just a thin wrapper around the official MongoDB binaries that you can download from their site. The app will add a status menu icon which will allow you to start and stop a local MongoDB server visually. All data saved by the server will be stored to ~/Documents/MongoData.

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