Archive for September, 2008

October BCDN Preview Now Available

The next version of Bungee Connect is now available in preview to BCDN developers. As usual, the BCDN Preview will be online for two weeks before it rolls to production. Access it at

The Preview once again has a recent snapshot of your solutions, but remember: the Preview release is for testing purposes. Any changes you make to your code will not be carried to production when the roll-up happens.

Of course, if you run into any issues, please leave a comment right here to let us know about them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bungee Boys in New York City

Brad Hintze and I will be in New York City this week for Web 2.0 Expo. Along with us are our CTO Dave Mitchell, and CEO Martin Plaehn. If you’d like to get together with any of us, please drop us a note, and we hope to see you in New York.

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Manage MySQL with Bungee SQL Admin

Bungee SQL Admin is a rich Internet application that enables Web 2.0 companies to rapidly manage MySQL & PostgreSQL database systems.

  • No install
  • No registration
  • No cost

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Bungee Boys at AWS Event in Salt Lake City

The Amazon Web Services crew are back on the road with their AWS Startup Tour, and Brad Hintze and I will be joining them tomorrow in Salt Lake City.

I’ll make a brief presentation around 3:30-ish, speaking about Bungee Connect and how Bungee Labs use Amazon Web Services. So if you’re in the area, please swing by to give Brad and me a hello.

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It’s Official: Bungee Connect Now Supports Google Chrome

Today, Bungee Labs announced our official move to support Google’s new browser, Google Chrome. See “Bungee Connect: First Platform-as-a-Service to Offer ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Support for All Major Browsers, Including Google Chrome” for details.

Shortly after Google released the Chrome beta, our test team went to work to identify exactly what worked and what didn’t. They found that Google Chrome loaded and ran Bungee-powered applications with only a few issues, which we detail below. Read the rest of this entry »

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JavaScript Biggest Threat to Silverlight?

In light of the recent announcement about Google Chrome, I found a couple articles particularly interesting:

If indeed Microsoft sees JavaScript as Silverlight’s biggest competitive threat, and Mozilla and Google are apparently squaring off for an arms race around JavaScript performance, this bodes extremely well for the future of web applications built on standards-based JavaScript.

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WideLens in Google Chrome

Our product manager Dave Brooksby continues to test Google Chrome. Today he sent me a screenshot of our demo application for calendar management, WideLens.

Is it just me, or does Google Chrome look like it was designed for Bungee-powered applications?

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Bungee Connect in Google Chrome

The first question we at Bungee Labs thought when we read the news about Google’s nifty new browser, Google Chrome, was: I wonder how it will do running Bungee Connect?

Google chose to use WebKit, the same rendering engine as Safari, which we support for Bungee Connect. So far, so good:

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But they also state that they chose to create a wholly new Javascript engine. Hrmmm…

In our early tests, we have found that there are at least a few controls that exhibit issues. Mostly, issues seem to be little interaction annoyances, such as having to click on a Tree control a second time before you can interact with it.

So, we make no formal announcement of support for Chrome yet (Come on! Chrome was just introduced and is still in beta!), but the Bungee Boys are smiling.

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