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GitLab Backup Made Easy

by Rachit Garg on 17th June, 2014

GitLab is an open source software to collaborate on code. GitLab offers Git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.

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Published in devops | Tagged with devops, gitlab, s3, tutorials, cloud, aws, backup-gem

Metarefresh 2014 - Conference on Building a Better Web and User Experience

by Akash Devaraju on 12th March, 2014

The third edition of Meta Refresh, an annual conference on the construction of the user experience on the web was held at MLR Convention center, Bangalore, India.

This year's Meta Refresh opened the stage for web designers and developers to present on how their work has advanced the state of the web & mobile UI & UX design.

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Published in events | Tagged with css3, front-end, javascript, minimum-viable-product, products, web-development, responsive-web-design, frameworks

Automate Your Development Activities with Hubot

by Vinay Nadig on 5th March, 2014

Hubot is an automation tool that can sync with other chat services. It was first developed as an internal project at Github and is developed in CoffeeScript on Node.js which lets you take advantage of a large number of packages available for the Node.js.

hello hubot

Functionality extension and Deployment are a breeze in Hubot. Deployment on Heroku is as easy as setting a few environment variables and functionality extension can be done by just placing the code in the right folder.

Hello Hubot

Published in automation | Tagged with hubot, coffeescript, heroku, nodejs, redis, javascript

Gamification for Startups - What, Why and How

by Praveen Wicliff on 21st January, 2014

Building customer engagement and there by loyalty has always been a challenge for established brands. Startups who are trying to establish themselves, this challenge of user engagement takes a critical role in defining success or failure of their product.

Startups use different tactics like social media, mobile, notifications to increase customer engagement, loyalty and there by their chances of success. While all these tactics work, they still do not give an edge to the product as they are all layered over the core product.

One of the product strategies which manages customer engagement and loyalty perfectly is Gamification. Gamification or Game Mechanics fundamentally enhances your product to achieve customer adoption, engagement and loyalty.

Gamification for Startups

Gamify Your Startup

Published in startups, products | Tagged with startups, gamification, customer-adoption, user-engagement, products

The Garden City Ruby Conference 2014 Experience

by Shrivara K S on 7th January, 2014

The first edition of the Garden City Ruby Conference was held in the beautiful Atria Hotel. We, the Bangalore Icicle Team, were super excited to meet, interact and listen to interesting talks.

We had spent the last few evenings coming up with something useful for the attendees. We ended up with Ruby and Rails cheatsheets for Vim and Sublime which were very well received. (A few people wanted Emacs but, they were in the minority. Maybe next time!)

Ruby Talks, Discussions and Fun

Published in events | Tagged with ruby, gcrc14, bangalore, events

Micro Frameworks for Rapid Web Development - Sinatra

by Shrivara K S on 2nd December, 2013

In the last article in the series - Micro Frameworks for Rapid Web Development Series, we had talked about Flask, which is a microframework for Python. To recap, Web Microframeworks are small and focused frameworks which make very few assumptions or decisions about how it will be used in building websites, APIs or web services, all the while providing granular control of the codebase. Web Microframeworks provide a lot of freedom in terms of how they can be used and are not restrictive with respect to libraries and extensions.

Sinatra

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Published in web-development, ruby | Tagged with web-development, prototyping, frameworks, ruby

What You Can Do with 1kB of JavaScript

by Shrivara K S on 15th November, 2013

20 years ago, programming was done for limited-memory devices which meant that it was important that the program size was kept small. Today, it's not an important factor as both space and memory are available in abundance.

So, why talk about concise programs? Writing and reading small programs leads to a better understanding of the language it's written in. It shows a language's capability to write small and elegant code. Smaller code usually results in program which runs fast and consist of fewer bugs.

Online Chess

Javascript Magic in 1kB

Published in javascript | Tagged with javascript, front-end, web-development

Web Scraping with Ruby Using Mechanize and Nokogiri Gems

by Vinay Nadig on 7th November, 2013

Web Scraping can most succintly be described as "Creating an API where there is none". It is mainly used to harvest data from the web that cannot be easily downloaded manually/does not provide an option for direct download. Scraped data can be used for a variety of purposes like online price comaprison, detecting changes in web page content, real-time data integration and web mashups.

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Published in ruby | Tagged with ruby, scripting, ruby-gems

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