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Backbonejs and PubNub, a nice couple

I’ve been a fan of PubNub for a while now but haven’t gotten around to using it in anything substantial (most of my work resides on intranets).

I saw this post by Dan Ristic on making Backbone real-time with PubNub. To be honest, it’s really easy to get this up and running. The guys from PubNub make it really easy for developers to get rolling with their platform.

I guess I don’t have any excuses to not do something with PubNub…

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Time to adapt to mobile and Siri

I found this on linked in and it came from a Futurist and Innovation expert. The advice in there is pretty good but i’m wondering if this isn’t already mainstream. 

I read the article and much of it doesn’t come as a surprise, it’s more a ‘yep, heard that before’. But the one thing i found useful was the adoption of Siri, this i think is a winner.

How you do this is yet to be determined. It would be nice if you could say ‘Siri, purchase a bike pump and have it delivered here’. Siri would need to know what bike tyre valve you have, how much you’d be willing to spend and where you live. This may be a little far off but it would almost be like having you’re own personal assistant.

Anyway, enjoy the read.

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.NET Extension Methods

A friend found this. 

It’s a whole bunch of convenient extension methods that people have written and have decided to share with the world. 

What I have found is that I have written almost the exact same mehtods for some of these. Kinda creepy but confirms that I’m on the right track when I programming (or both you and the writer have it wrong…).

Read, borrow and enjoy.