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Communication Cadence: Lessons from Lopp

What makes a good team? Communication. How best should one communicate with your team? I had the fortune of hearing well-known blogger Michael Lopp speak on the art of team.

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A Productive Week in San Francisco

The gang at Atlassian did really well with their Summit. I anticipate that their Summit audience numbers will only grow over time. It was great to meet their customers, and those in their commercial ecosystem.

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Railscamp NZ 2: Fun and Satisfying

The Trineo bespoke solutions team attended Railscamp NZ 2 last weekend, and had an amazing time. The event was a real success, and was appreciated by many. A satisfying feeling as an organiser.

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Gmail Integration Battle - Insight vs Cloudworks

The combination of using Google Apps for email and Salesforce.com for CRM is all too common. We’ve been using both products for years but the integration of the two products over that time has been sadly lacking.

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Force.com Migration Toolkit + VIM

As a Force.com developer I have always wanted a chance to become proficient at using these tools myself (VIM in particular), and before long I found myself looking into ways this might be possible.

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Today, Salesforce Released Do.com

Salesforce.com today released Do.com, a simple project management tool, into public beta. Do.com is the result of an acquisition that Salesforce.com made a few months back when they acquired Manymoon.com.

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Javascript Remoting: How It Works

In my previous post I explained how Javascript remoting can be used in Force.com to provide fast, asynchronous communication between client & server. This time I will explain how it works at more of a technical level.

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Does the Private Cloud Exist?

The term ‘private cloud’ has been used a lot in the last year or so. Some say the private cloud doesn’t exist but in most cases the term is being used to simply relabel the status quo. So does private cloud really exist? YES!

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Proudly Announcing Railscamp NZ 2012

Railscamp NZ 2012 is being held in February 2012, at the Snowline Lodge on Mt Cheeseman. It’s really quite something. It's a remote location, perched in the majestic Southern Alps of New Zealand.

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Trineo and MarketScout head to CloudBeat

Partnering with the sublime business team at Rush Labs, we have been working on the creation and delivery of MarketScout since August 2010. We submitted MarketScout as a Heroku case study to the organisers.

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Day 2 Rocky Mountain Ruby 2011

Continuing on this summary for Day 2. We started with Real Time Rack by Konstantin Haase, followed by Implementing Rails 3.1, Backbone.js, CoffeeScript, jQuery, Sass, and CouchDB on EC2 by Rod Cope.

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Day 1 Rocky Mountain Ruby 2011

This summary of Rocky Mountain Ruby is not exhaustive, not complete, but includes a few notes about what stuck in my mind. We started with Focus by Mike Gerhard. Find focus. Right/rich brain, left/linear brain.

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