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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.

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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.

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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

Micro Frameworks for Rapid Web Development - Flask

by Shrivara K S on 6th November, 2013

Microframeworks are small and focused frameworks which make very few assumptions or decisions about the how it will be used, all the while providing granular control of the codebase. Microframeworks provide a lot of freedom in terms of how it can be used and are not restrictive with respect to libraries and extensions. Flask

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

Top 6 Online Beginner Courses for Learning Ruby on Rails

by Icicle on 13th May, 2013

Technology training has evolved a lot in the last few years. From an earlier focus on Classroom training or Book learning, the stress is now on self-learning with Videos, Live coding and Instructor led online training courses.

There are many online Ruby on Rails courses that train you on the basics, help you to develop your own applications, and show how to deploy them on a cloud platform. Taking an online course saves your time and money, and also enables you to learn new skills helping you to become a better developer.

Rails for Zombies

Here are few courses we found to be suitable for beginners and those who are new to Ruby on Rails. We have limited the choice to full length courses, with focus on self learning with Videos, Code snippets and Live programming.

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Published in ruby-on-rails | Tagged with ruby-on-rails, training, tutorials

Top 15 CSS Frameworks for Responsive Web Design

by Icicle on 13th April, 2013

Responsive Web Design has become a basic standard of web designing these days. From no where, there are now tens of Responsive frameworks which allow designers and developers to focus on core design of the application than basic boilerplate code for design.

Twitter Bootstrap has become the standard against which all Responsive frameworks are judged, and for a lot of good reasons. At the same time, there are excellent CSS frameworks like Zurb Foundation, LESS Framework etc. which offer features - be it components, code style, architecture, which can be more to one's taste and development preference.

Responsive Web Design

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Published in design | Tagged with responsive-web-design, frameworks, html5, twitter-bootstrap

How Startups can adopt Cloud Computing - Startup Saturday, Mumbai

by Icicle on 11th February, 2011

We love startups. Icicle has worked with lot of startups, specifically more so during the last four years, bringing their ideas and energy into a final product or service. While we do a lot of mentoring, we also get to know new ideas or observations which would have completely missed us if we are totally focused on enterprise. You will find us more often at Startup events than large seminars.

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Published in startups | Tagged with startups, bootstrapping, cloud, aws, saas

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