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Rails on Windows With Bitnami

When I first started learning Ruby on Rails back in 2007, one thing was made clear: don’t even try setting it up on a Windows machine. Since then, we had some open source projects like RailsInstaller that make it really easy to set up a development environment on your machine. Also, with the advent of virtual machines…

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Added by George Lee on March 25, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

Today I Learned — The App

People who know me know that I’ve been pretty busy lately. People who really know me know that I’m actually slammed. Yet, I’m taking a personal challenge to complete a small application in the month of March. As it turns out, I have an idea for a small bite-sized application that I can build in a month. It’s also a great chance to challenge myself to learn new frameworks and libraries.

The Problem

I’ve…

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Added by George Lee on March 11, 2015 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

Remembering 3/11 and Yurekuru

About 15 seconds into this video you'll hear an alarm from an iOS app called Yurekuru, which is a…

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Added by Christopher Kobayashi on March 11, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Remembering 3/11 and Twitter

I was sitting at my desk on the 6th floor with a fresh cup of coffee that I bought from Tully's downstairs. They're a bit pricey, but they smelled and tasted so good I could never resist. I usually got a hot cup of the daily special and did so that day.

Took a few sips and started a discussion with a colleague about the project that we were on.

The desk I was assigned to was in the corner with a window overlooking a major street and I could see down it all the way to Shimbashi…

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Added by Christopher Kobayashi on March 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Ruby on SOAP

The slightly misnamed SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) protocol is in a sense a type-strong version of the much better know JSON interchange format.  The Ruby community clearly doesn't have as much affection for SOAP as the Java and .Net communities, but that makes sense as Ruby is a dynamic language with duck typing, which meshes better in philosophy with the lightweight JSON format, rather than the much more expressive and heavyweight SOAP format.

If given the choice between…

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Added by Leo D on March 9, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Windows Phone 10 Tech Preview and Experience Using Windows Phone for 2 Years

Nearly 2 years ago I blogged about my experiences using Windows Phone for 6 months. I’m back to update my impression of Windows Phone as a whole and also blog about Windows 10 for phones.  Windows Phone has gone through several updates and in early February 2015 Microsoft released the first Tech Preview for Windows 10 on…

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Added by Douglas Ching on March 2, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

SB 627: Continuation of the Manoa Innovation Center

On behalf of Ikayzo, inc., formerly a Manoa Innovation Center tenant, I respectfully submit testimony in STRONG SUPPORT of SB 627, the ten year extension of HTDC's land lease agreement with the University of Hawaii that facilitates uninterrupted operation of the Manoa Innovation Center.



The center played a critical role in the formation and scaling of both Ikayzo and Contix. In…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

ArchISO with Broadcom Drivers

As a reference for myself in the future and for others who may find this information useful, this blog post describes my experience with installing ArchLinux on a machine that requires Broadcom wireless drivers for Wi-Fi and Ethernet isn't available.

I recently decided to install ArchLinux on my…

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Added by David Chung on February 16, 2015 at 12:15am — 2 Comments

Programming for Kids

One thing I noticed in 2014 was an overall push to “learn to code”. Today computers are everywhere and we are only getting more reliant on them every day. It makes sense that more people and kids in particular are being exposed to programming. Here are some resources that I have found very easy to set up if you want to teach your kids about programming. Since I mainly use Windows this will be mainly a Windows centric post.  Also because this is a list of resources for kids I am…

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Added by Douglas Ching on January 4, 2015 at 1:05pm — 8 Comments

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Added by Athena on December 30, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments

Tips on Using Social Media to Increase your Online Sales

Online businesses use various online marketing platforms to spread the word about their business. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, online advertorials, and social media marketing are some of the domains which provide ample opportunities for online marketers to promote their business. SEO Toronto firm helps in increasing your online business sales through social media. Over the past few…

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Added by Eva Colnett on December 29, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Continuous Delivery with Ruby on Rails and Heroku

So I figured that as a follow-up of my overview on continuous delivery, I shall present past experiences of establishing such systems in various environments.

Version control systems (VCS) and continuous integration systems (CIS) are essential to me in software development so I like to set up a…

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Added by David Chung on December 22, 2014 at 6:35am — 2 Comments

6 Reasons to Choose a Responsive Web Design

With the tremendous increase in the number of…

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Added by Kyle H. Albert on December 19, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

PROTECTING PATENT RIGHTS IN COLLABORATIVE INVENTING

 

            The tidal wave of online usage of social networks has spilled over into collaborative business networks.  Social networks such as Facebook are being used to create and market new ideas and innovations using social networking webpages.  Collaborative innovation networks have sprung up as online communities of like-minded people who choose to work together on innovation projects.  The speedup in investor expectation for startups to get to market using…

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Added by Leighton K. Chong on December 12, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

10 of My Debugging Tricks

Being able to solve problems and fix bugs is probably high on the list of things that make a programmer a good programmer.   These days programming is assisted with many tools and techniques.  Stepping through code using advanced IDEs and debuggers find many issues before they become issues.  Intellisense, code completion and syntax highlighting also reduce bugs before they can become bugs.  Exception handling and error logging help a lot when issues occur in programs.  Testing…

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Added by Douglas Ching on November 9, 2014 at 12:06am — 4 Comments

Nodeschool in Honolulu

At the time of this writing, we have had two Nodeschool events here in sunny Honolulu, so tl;dr it’s been pretty successful. Admittedly, I had concerns going in to the first event. Sure, Nodeschool has been successful worldwide with new chapters opening every day, but that doesn’t mean it’d be a guaranteed success. Being the organizer for Ohana.js (our local Javascript…

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Added by George Lee on November 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Neglected Requirements Process

In my experience with software development thus far, I find that requirements analysis is often overlooked or completely ignored. I believe that by not spending some time understanding the need for the software that's about to built, the developers may really be building an inferior product, which in the end is costly for the stakeholders of the project.

From my experience, there is often the misconception that the requirements process, in which requirements are discovered, is a slow…

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Added by David Chung on October 20, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Looking for an entry level Networking staff

CCNA is not required but good to have.

Good benefits.

The network is very diverse so you will learn a lot.

Added by Carrie Ho on September 29, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Testing in iOS7 and Kiwi

For whatever reason, testing did not seem to be a focal part of Apple's development tools until Xcode 5. Prior to then, tests were typically implemented using OCUnit, but it was difficult to integrate with the Cocoa framework. That changed in Xcode 5, where OCUnit was swapped out for XCTest…

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Added by George Lee on September 22, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Neurological Tech Shift: How Technology Affects Our Brain’s Behavior

The evolution of the Internet and various esteemed digital technologies during the 21st century wholly revolutionized the way we do business, socialize with people, and consume entertainment. Whether you are a college student or professional, digital devices serve as a valuable tool in fulfilling your personal and work-related endeavors. But, have you ever wonder about the impacts of your daily exposure to technology? Without even realizing it, there’s a scientific and a neurological shift…

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Added by Kyle H. Albert on September 22, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

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