Archive for October, 2008

October System Update

The October system update for Bungee Connect went live on October 21.

For a more thorough list of this release’s new features, enhancements and bug fixes, review the Preview Announcement from September 26.

A few of the new features are worthy of a quick how-to video, so read on.

No More Pages in AppProjects
We simplified the AppProject container by eliminating the need for Pages. Any AppProjects that existed prior to the update will still have whatever pages they had before, but be sure to update your AppProjects before trying to update any existing deployed applications.

Here’s a short video to explain more.

“Publish” Tab Replaces “Staging” Tab
The new Publish tab makes it easier to manage your posts, deployments, and shares, especially when you have multiple solutions in various DesignGroups.

Here’s a short video to show you how.

Custom FavIcon Support
The much-requested support for specifying a FavIcons has finally arrived. Now when users bookmark your Bungee-powered application, they’ll see the icon of your choice.

Here’s a brief video to show how to implement a FavIcon.

Again, there is a whole lot more in this release, so check out the Preview Announcement from September 26.

Ted Haeger
Director, Bungee Connect Developer Network

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BCDN Update, October 2008

This month’s newsletter was sent to all BCDN developers on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.

Since sending the email, there has been one modification to the original newsletter’s information. The new release of Bungee Connect will happen on Monday, October 13, not today. (I forgot about a cardinal rule of new releases, as set by BCDN members: never do a system update on a Friday. My bad!)

Hey, everyone:

It’s been a while since the last Bungee Connect Developer Network update, and we have been cooking up some great stuff for you. Let’s get to it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Connecting C++ To Javascript Via Google’s V8

I’ve been playing around with Google’s V8 JavaScript engine. One of the really cool things about V8 is that it was built to be embedded into a C++ application. Here at Bungee Labs I’ve been writing the infrastructure for our bungee connect platform for some time now. One thing that I’m always interested in is speed and V8 is very fast. I ran the benchmarks that Google posted in my browser (Firefox 3.03), and then I ran them using the new V8 engine. The new engine is faster by an order of magnitude. Read the rest of this entry »

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At Long Last: The Learn Tab v1.0

The Core Curriculum in the Bungee Connect Learn tab is finally complete, online and available.

Said one BCDN Developer (who goes by the handle “olympyx”):

I think the combination of text overview, video, and use of the platform is a great way to learn the platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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