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Broken Build Alarm Using RPi And Custom PCB

TLDR: Checkout this Github repo: RPi Code, Eagle Board, BOM Anybody who knows anything about CI, knows that a great CI system is the one that really goes out of it’s way to make sure your team know when builds are broken; furthermore, the more obnoxious the alerting mechanism is, the better.  At Ship.io we were looking for a cool way to bring […]

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Selling My First Company

I’m pretty excited to announce that I recently sold cisimple to ElectricCloud. In fact, at this very moment, they are in the process of getting everything back up and running, and with lots of improvements I might add. cisimple is also being rebranded to ship.io and is entering public beta as of today. My involvement […]

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Don’t Over-Engineer Your Engineering Team

As I write this I’m taking a bit of time between jobs.  I decided to take a couple of weeks off to, you know… write blog posts and hack on some stuff.  I won’t get into my reasons for leaving Breezy but it was an amiable separation.  I’ll likely post on this some time down […]

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My Fight Against Homelessness – Apartment Hunting in San Francisco

Let’s face it, apartment hunting is one of those somewhat unpleasant things that perpetual renters have to do every once in a while, kind of like going to the dentist or spending the weekend with your parents (love you mom!). There’s the paperwork, the phone calls, open houses… If you’re shopping in San Francisco you’re […]

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World Domination Using Arduinos and Websockets

Arduino Websocket Client Arduino Pusher Client Pusher – Real Time Push Notifications Follow Me On Twitter: @kevinrohling If you don’t have your very own Arduino yet you should get one. What exactly are you waiting for? Arduinos are tons of fun, especially once you hook up some servos and start driving them around. Add a […]

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Polling is Evil, Start Pushing

It’s an exciting time to be working at Breezy right now. We’re past the initial rush to build our MVP and can finally loop back around and focus on making things more awesome. One of the biggest challenges we’ve had to solve is how we notify our Connector applications that documents are ready to print. […]

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Using a Slide Transition with the Android ViewFlipper

Github Repo If your app only has one View, your app is probably pretty boring. However, if you’re building an interesting app you’ll probably have to switch between multiple Views, maybe go back and forth and have some nice animations. You could write your animations and manually do the transitioning yourself but once you get […]

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Building an Android Splash Screen

Github Repo Splash Screens are a common feature of many apps. They’re a nice way to show off the awesomeness that is your logo or maybe just dazzle your users with some eye candy while your app downloads things from the web, crunches numbers, or calculates the 2000th digit of the number pi. Whatever your […]

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Social Smurf: A Social Media Plugin for SMF

Live Example Source Code SocialSmurf XAP (rename from .zip to .xap) PluggableSmoothStreamingPlayer XAP (rename from .zip to .xap) Intro July 7th marked the release date of the 2nd version of the Silverlight Media Framework, aka SMF, aka the Smurf. It was such a big deal that everyone took Monday off of work and celebrated over […]

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Geolocation Search with SQL Server

As some of you may know, as a side project, I’m building an app that involves geo-location and social media.  When I went to build the geo-location part of the app my requirements were pretty simple.  I have people in my application with lots of GPS data and given a specific GPS coordinate, maybe where I’m […]

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