JS Saturday | Javascript Beginner to Advanced in One Day!

Tech Zulu Event

Have you ever wanted to learn Javascript? After attending this one day bootcamp you will be an advanced Javascript coder. The day will include an introduction to Javascipt, Jquery, Knockout JS, HTML5/CSS – Responsive web design, Nodejs, Javascript Patterns and many more!!

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Authors Note: Were using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2. For example, we used Sequelize for the JavaScript MySQL tests.

Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Repeating its performance from last week, the Netty platform holds a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2. JavaScript. Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. The response was tremendous.

LA VR Startup Rodin Heads To Techstars Boulder

socalTECH

Rodin says is it building an engine that enables developers to create VR apps using just Javascript and deploy those apps to all major VR platforms in a single click. rodin virtual reality startup techstars accelerator incubator software javascript development

PaeDae Ties Into appMobi

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Los Angeles-based mobile advertising startup PaeDae announced this morning that it has tied into Intel''s appMobi effort, which will allow Intel developers to integrate with its advertising platform. paedae appmobi intel advertising mobile development cross platform software network

Frameworks Round 4

TechEmpower

We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. This round adds Bottle (Python), Dancer (Perl), Kelp (Perl), MicroMVC (PHP), Mojolicious (Perl), Phalcon (PHP), RingoJS (JavaScript), Spark (Java), and Wai (Haskell).

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

Authors'' Note: We''re using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2. For example, we used Sequelize for the JavaScript MySQL tests.

Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

Preview builds of Java 8, specifically the "Project Lambda" builds, can be downloaded from java.net: Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 8 Early Access with Lambda Support. Nashorn JavaScript Engine. Summary of proposal: JEP 174: Nashorn JavaScript Engine. The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013.

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Pragmatism with Flavor

TechEmpower

Platforms eschew threading and then re-invent threading anew. Sure we still get excited and animated about a new JavaScript library, a new CSS trick, a new device, or a new data store. We work with clients to get them off the ground with a platform to build their business. Curiously, the same sense doesn't necessarily apply to tuning and platform selection. We build web and mobile applications, and we've been doing so for a little over fifteen years.

Build Native Mobile Apps Using Your Web Skills

SoCal Tech Calendar

Appcelerators Titanium platform translates your hard won web skills into native mobile applications that perform and look just like they were written in Objective-C [iPhone] or Java [Android]  but using your JavaScript, HTML, and CSS skills. Thursday, April 22, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents: Build Native Mobile Apps Using Your Web Skills.

Pokki Takes App Model To The Desktop

socalTECH

The firm said today that it has launched a beta of Pokki , a platform which lets web developers create desktop apps, using languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. San Diego-based SweetLabs , the firm formerly known as OpenCandy, is taking on the mobile app model, and applying it to the desktop.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Closely Aligned Functional Needs The most common reason that a language and platform is chosen is because there's an existing set of (often open source) functionality that you can tap into that aligns closely with your functional needs. For example, you might choose Sencha if you are building apps that run natively on several platforms (e.g., We had an interesting presentation at the LA CTO Forum by the CTO of a startup who chose Groovy / Grails as the framework for their startup.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

Xconomy

Tealium initially focused on helping corporations, government agencies, and other “enterprise” customers to manage “tags,” the snippets of JavaScript embedded in Web pages or e-mails. We have a market-leading tag management platform that is the on-ramp to a marketing-led customer management platform,” Lunsford said. For us, it’s never been about tags or Javascript.

Interview with Brian McKelvey, Worlize

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It's built on a gaming platform, and is a way for users to create their own content and portions of that world. I want to see what users create, and how they use the platform, to build innovative new games and virtual worlds.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

A series of standards emerged known as “AJAX” (asynchronous javascript and xml) that gave the web-based designer much more control over the browser. Developers are now able to build apps in native languages such as Javascript or HTML5 that can run in multiple platforms.

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A Chat with Chris Tragos of Jetpack

socalTECH

We recently ran into Chris Tragos , one of the co-founders of Jetpack (www.jetpack.net), provider of an online ad platform. Chris Tragos: Jetpack is an ad platform, which I would describe as the most beautiful, best engaging, and most performant ad product for desktop, mobile, and tablet.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot

Both Sides of the Table

Seemic (now a Twitter client) was originally a video blogging platform. The next time they came back they had changed their business plan to become a variable rate pricing mechanism for image owners to sell to websites and had created an image-based ad-network platform for remnant photos.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

Both Sides of the Table

First, you’ll need a platform. It’s much easier to build an audience in social blogging platforms the way you do in Twitter or Facebook. The disadvantage is that you can’t install a lot of additional tools that use Javascript.

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon | Superheroes & Geeks, Only in Hollywood!

Tech Zulu Event

Developers were allowed to code in any language they were most comfortable with including Objective C, Java, Javascript, HTML, C #, Dot Net, and XNA. They created a platform for communication between family members who has a loved one admitted in the hospital.

Dallas Day of.Net | Training and Trends on Microsoft Technologies

Tech Zulu Event

Speakers include Scott Hunger, a principal program Manager and Lead on the Azure Application and Platform Team; Richard Campbell, cofounder of Strangeloop Networks, Jeffrey Palermo, CIO of Headspring Systems and many more!

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

Both Sides of the Table

App is one step forward, two steps back – In 1999 I launched my first company, BuildOnline, a SaaS-based (back then we were ASP’s) content management platform for large-scale engineering and construction projects. Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely.

Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons

SoCal Delicious

Wordpress in particular is fairly resource heavy right out of the box so speeding up everything else is a critical piece of running a site on this platform. Your content gets to the share site just as it would with the Javascript, sometimes even faster.

Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

Both Sides of the Table

First, you’ll need a platform. The disadvantage is that you can’t install a lot of additional tools that use Javascript. I’m very particular to Disqus as my commenting platform. When you Tweet you should use a URL shortener tied to an analytics platform.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

Tech Zulu Event

Photos that are prime real estate and have never been monetized before, until one very ambitious Silicon Beach startup, GumGum , recognized the opportunity and created the first and largest in-image advertising platform, and an entirely new market. Think about how many images are on the web.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

Tech Zulu Event

Please join us in congratulating this quarter’s Spotlight companies: Earbits is an online radio platform where artists, labels and concert promoters bid for airtime on a per-song-played basis, and use the exposure to sell their music, event tickets and more.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

Tech Zulu Event

Earbits is an online radio platform where artists, labels and concert promoters bid for airtime on a per-song-played basis, and use the exposure to sell their music, event tickets and more. It’s the first performance-based marketing platform specifically designed for the music industry. Leveraging mobile application and online platform. CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement platform.

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Interview with Mark Sylvester, Likeabilitee

socalTECH

Every good entrepreneur dreams really big, and we're planning on having 1 percent of 37 million brands on our platform. Socialtech is an enterprise wiki, social business platform in Palo Alto. What we did, is we made our first foray into HTML5 and Javascript.

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Interview with Chris Lyman and Corey Brundage, SendLove.to

socalTECH

We've instead taken those comments and turned them into scores and a rating platform. They don't connect that the launch of this social platform and ratings are the same dudes.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

Tech Zulu Event

Please join us in congratulating this quarter’s Spotlight companies: Earbits is an online radio platform where artists, labels and concert promoters bid for airtime on a per-song-played basis, and use the exposure to sell their music, event tickets and more.

Interview with William Chow, Mobophiles

socalTECH

Microsoft SharePoint is a collaboration platform, typically hosted by an IT department.