Archive for April, 2008

PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus databases in Bungee-powered apps

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Today we announced support for PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus databases in Bungee-powered applications. This new capability represents another step toward providing developers with the most flexibility in managing, hosting and using their data in Bungee-powered applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Handy Bookmark for Builder

From using Bungee Builder both obsessively and incessantly, I have found a couple best practices for your browser.

  1. Get rid of all your browser chrome. It just takes up valuable real estate that you want for Bungee Builder.
  2. If you’re using a MacBook or MacBook Pro (as I am), never navigate to the builder from another page, or your delete key will act like a back button.

So here’s the handy trick I use so that I follow both of these guidelines: set up a Javascript bookmark as your launcher.

You do this by creating a bookmark that points to the following URL:

Here’s a quick screenshot from Firefox on my Linux desktop. (This should work close to the same in any of the big three browsers, but post a comment if you find it does not.)

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Bungee Boys at Startup Camp


May 4 & 5, 2008, Moscone South, San Franciso, CA

Brad Hintze and Ted Haeger will be at Startup Camp this coming Sunday and Monday. We intend to lead one or more discussions on how entrepreneurs can use hosted platforms (Platform as a Service) as a springboard for proving out their product/service ideas.

Sunday evening, we present on the main stage. Then, if there is interest, we may a lead hand-ons developer session as an unconference session.

If you’d like us to cover anything specific, or to participate in a session that you are leading, please drop us a comment and let us know.

–Ted

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Free White Paper: The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

With more and more discussion occurring around the concept of Platform as a Service (PaaS), developers, IT and business managers are doing their fair share of head scratching, trying to understand the business value and benefits of a cloud-based approach to develop, test, deploy, host, and maintain online applications in a single, integrated in-the-cloud environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Announcing Bungee Grid-EC2, Bungee Application Server and Community Source Code Licensing Plans

This week begins another exciting phase for the Bungee Connect Developer Network, the Bungee Connect platform, and the Bungee Labs team. We have been working feverishly for several months to pull together the technical and logistical pieces to enable very significant new capabilities that we think will expand the number of solutions brought to market as Software-as-as-Service, increase the interactive quality and experience of those services, and provide more business and operational flexibility to developers.

There’s a lot to share with you today, so rather than trying to cram everything into one epic blog post, we’ve laid out the “headline” bullet points below with links to posts detailing more about each of these news items:

  • Bungee Grid now running on Amazon EC2 and accessible to Bungee Developers
  • Announcing Bungee Application Server
  • Community Source Code Licensing plans for Bungee Connect technologies
  • We look forward to your feedback.

    Martin Plaehn,
    CEO, Bungee Labs.

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    Bungee Grid now running on Amazon EC2 and accessible to Bungee Developers.

    Application developers using Bungee Connect to create and deploy highly interactive web applications will soon be able to automatically designate the hosting location for their applications by selecting from three multi-tenant locations including Bungee Grid-US, Bungee Grid-Europe, and Bungee Grid-EC2.

    Bungee-powered application hosting on Bungee Grid-EC2 using Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) infrastructure is available today upon special request for deployed applications running on the Bungee Connect (Beta) multi-tenant grids located in United States and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Announcing Bungee Application Server

    Developers wanting to deploy Bungee-powered applications on their own servers will be able to download a complete single-server Bungee Grid as virtual software appliance called the “Bungee Application Server”. The Bungee Application Server uses VMware technology and operates as a single complete management and delivery server for Bungee-powered applications. Additionally, it can act as a management hub when additional Bungee Application Servers are required for multi-server scalability. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Community Source Code Release Plans for Bungee Connect technologies

    One of the topics that frequently comes up when we’re talking with the Bungee Connect developer community is the topic of licensing. Today we want to outline for you where we are on this process and give you a good sense of Bungee Labs’ general direction, so here goes… Read the rest of this entry »

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    Bungee Accelerated

    We rolled out the latest version of Bungee Connect over the weekend. Our intrepid product manager Dave Brooksby has posted finished the release notes here.

    Before testing any of the new features, compare the speed of this version. In one of my applications, I have a login function that triggered a whole raft of classes to get loaded. The first time I would simulate the main form and hit that function, it used to take 15-20 seconds to load all the classes. (After that, it was less than 2 seconds to complete.) On the new build, it takes a mere 8 seconds.

    Chances are that you’ll notice similar gain throughout Bungee Connect. Creds go to Corey, one of our top Bungee engineers. His recent work in optimizing memory and related processes has made the whole thing seem downright snappy. Kudos to Corey and every engineer who contributed to this latest build.

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    Update from John Musser of ProgrammableWeb

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    ProgrammableWeb’s John Musser returns to the Bungee Line to give us an update on the API action of early 2008. Alex and Ted apologize for the unfortunate audio treatment to the Bungee sound in the previous episode, promising “never again!” In related news, check out the new intro music for our “Cool Web Tips” segment.
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    Here are links to some of the resources mentioned in this episode. Read the rest of this entry »

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