Posts Tagged "Development"

IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Ah, messaging. How fun is it? So fun! I went looking for a great messaging system to handle my small messaging needs (20-50k/day tops) and found RabbitMQ. It looks amazing! However, I’ve chosen to host on Rackspace Cloud Sites which means that I don’t have the ability to add RabbitMQ. What’s a dev to do? Well, I could create my own cloud server just for RabbitMQ. Bleh. I don’t want to do that… it defeats the whole purpose of paying for my elastic cloud sites. So, I did what every good dev does. I turned to Google. And Google sent me to Iron.IO which “provides hosted message queue, worker, scheduling, and cache services. No servers required.” Nice! I checked...

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Imnica Mail API Integration – ASP.NET 4.0 C#

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Imnica Mail API Integration – ASP.NET 4.0 C#

Ah, apis. You love them. But don’t they just suck when the documentation is awful? Yeah, welcome to Imnica Mail’s API documentation. First, the URL is wrong. The base should be http://www.imnicamail.com/v4/api.php – not what they have listed. Second, if you use the JSON result, they add a “true(” to the beginning and “)” at the end (both without quotes). Again, no where in their documentation. Third, you need the List ID, not the name. While this is mentioned, it’s confusing and sorta hard to find if you’re not technically inclined. Here’s how you find it. Navigate to you list and then grab it off the url. Show...

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ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 | 0 comments

ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Launching an ASP.NET MVC3 site on Rackspace Cloud Sites has been mostly easy. Mostly. There are a few ‘gotchas’ that make it painful. There’s no need for you to waste time I’ve already spent figuring this stuff out so here’s what I’ve learned the hard way. ASP.NET 4.0 isn’t the Default You’ll see this manifest itself with an ugly configuration error when you try to visit your site. This one is easily fixed, just open a ticket or start a chat and ask them to move your site to ASP.NET 4.0. It takes them about 10 minutes if you ask via chat. You Must Do an MVC Bin Deploy Another ugly configuration error will happen when you try to visit your site. Luckily,...

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Toddler Train Crash

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 | 0 comments

Toddler Train Crash

Train Game for Kids – iPhone & iPad App Do you have a toddler that loves trains and playing on your iPhone/iPad? Then imagine your toddler playing with trains and learning while you get stuff done. At least, that’s what I envisioned when my 2 year-old little brother wanted to play a train game on my iPhone. But all the games out there were really complicated and I found myself right next to him trying to figure them out myself! That wouldn’t do! So along with my friend Richard, I created Toddler Train Crash. Update: It is available in the iTunes store! You can also check out the website…...

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