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Video: Corey Olsen Shows the Debugger

Among our many gifted engineers at Bungee Labs, Corey Olsen is one of the best. He recently introduced several updates to the codebreak debugger tool.

You can check out the video here (9:02).

The new debugger presents your code, the values of your fields and vars in the code, and the event log all a consolidated view. In the preview at right, you can see a field containing a URL to a photo shoing the actual target photo, which is kind of nifty.

More info in the video.


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Two Videos on Using SQL in Bungee Connect

Our efforts to increase how-to videos continue. This week, we have made a couple videos about how to use SQL (MySQL and PostgreSQL) in conjunction with your Bungee Connect applications.

The two videos are:

  1. Creating a SQL project (5:36)
  2. Performing SQL Operations (11:30)

The videos include screen cams showing an application that was cooked up by our community team, Amy Ballard and Alan Harwood. You can import this sample code into your own Bungee Connect workspace by logging into Bungee Connect, going to the Home tab’s Import Sample Code section, and finding the application called “SQLRefApp.”

Both of the videos will also be linked from within the Bungee Connect documentation section covering SQL, too.

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Delegated Web Authentication in Bungee Connect

One of the newest features in Bungee Connect is the ability to leverage existing authentication services instead of developing your own authentication. This is advantageous both in the terms of development time and security. By using DWA, developers make their applications easier to use, since their target audience won’t have to create yet another set of credentials for a web application. Currently, Delegated Web Authentication is available for Facebook, Google, and Windows Live. Read the rest of this entry »

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Startup Series video from Web 2.0 Expo

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While at Web 2.0 Expo, Jesse Stay interviewed me and Corey Olsen about Bungee Connect. He just updated his blog with some video of the demo we gave him.

Tonight we will be hosting the Social Media Developers Garage. At the event tonight, Ted Haeger and I will be providing a Hello World introduction to using Bungee Connect with a few services like Facebook, Twitter and possibly even Google Contacts.


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See the Results of Intern DevFest 2008

In late 2007, fifty Computer Science university students applied for 2008 internships at Bungee Labs. We flew nine of the most promising applicants from around the US to join Bungee Labs for our first “Intern DevFest”.

Over a 24 hour period the students had to extend WideLens – the Bungee Connect calendaring reference application – to develop new features and create a new derivative WideLens application…then present the results to the judging panel.

The nine students slogged hard all day (with frisbee breaks!) and most of the night and then presented their solutions to the judging team the next morning.

Check out the video highlights of the four winners.

Alex Barnett, VP Community

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New Video – How to Import and Run WideLens, View and Export the WideLens Database

In this new WideLens video we introduce Josh, one of two devs who worked on the Bungee Connect reference calendaring application, who shows Ted a few more tips and tricks for Bungee developers interested in experimenting with the Bungee-powered app, covering:

  • How to import WideLens project into a new solution (and what’s actually happening in the background when importing the project)
  • How to run your instance of WideLens via simulate within the Bungee builder
  • Creating an account in your version of WideLens
  • Viewing your instance of the WideLens MySQL database via the SQL Console
  • How to export the WideLens database schema so you can use your own MySQL database

Bungee Connect WideLens Video - How to Import and Run WideLens, and View the WideLens Database

More videos to come. In the meantime, you can go to the WideLens developer page at the Bungee Connect wiki where you can find all the links to the various resources we’re putting together.

Alex Barnett, VP Community

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Sync Google Calendar to Outlook

Seeing Google’s recent release of Google Calendar Sync, Alex Barnett has created a short screencast of how this is available as a browser-based utility through the WideLens reference application on Bungee Connect.

What are the key differences? First, Google Calendar Sync is a download-and-install application for your Windows desktop, whereas WideLens allows you to synchronize entirely in the browser. Depending on your use case, you may find one or the other scenario (or both) more practical. Second, WideLens allows you to view and manage your appointments for both Exchange and Google Calendars in a single consolidated view, with the ability to create, delete and manage new appointments on either system as well as within and Facebook.

Finally, the WideLens codebase has been made available to Bungee developers under a very liberal open source license, allowing developers to make derivative works from the code base, so if you need to extend or pare down the base functionality, it’s readily available.

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