The Setting: A planet far, far away. Our valiant heroine struggles to climb a volcano in time to rescue a darling puppy. Clouds of ash drift in the late afternoon wind, and the heat waves from the flowing lava distort the horizon. The ground shifts under her feet and we see crevices open in the rock of the slope ahead...
Aaron Amstutz's Blog
Metal Toad has had the privilege to work over the past two years with DC Comics. What makes this partnership even more exciting, is that the main dccomics.com site also includes sites for Vertigo Comics and Mad Magazine. Most recently Metal Toad was given the task of building the new search feature for all three sites. However, while its an awesome privilege to work with such a well known brand as DC, this does not come without a complex set of issues for the three sites when working with Apache Solr search and Drupal.
It all started the other day with a git pull from the development branch of one of our projects. I took a sip of my coffee, hit refresh on my browser, looked out the window at the sun over Portland's waterfront, and looked back at the screen.
Multiple large page header marquees I'd just finished building out were mostly broken, and page layout around them wasn't looking so great, either. My first thought was: did I have a merge conflict and somehow not notice?
Michael Brooks, @mwbrooks
Designers are needed.
Tech writers are really, really needed.
"I want to join, but I'm afraid of criticism and making mistakes."
Criticism is part of writing code.
You will make mistakes, but no one cares, its part of the learning
All Projects are different
James Burke - works at Mozilla @jrburke
Why webapps? They deploy everywhere!
Require.js, AMD modules
The Great Sadness
(you are the linker, browser only, disparate automation)
Decided on a combination of PhoneGap + twitter bootstrap + zepto.js
The easy part: Making it work.
The hard part: Making it work WELL. (I totally agree.)
We have two toads at PhoneGap Day here in Portland - you can follow the conference on Twitter #pgday. I'll be live blogging the event.
Here is what's new in PhoneGap 2.0: