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Basecamp API for Bungee Connect from Bear454

The illustrious BCDN member Bear454 has contributed a Basecamp API for Bungee Connect. Bear454 outlines how you can use this api in your own project and promises to maintain it until a better one is contributed. Go check it out.basecamplogo-small.png


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Bungee Connect named as one of the Top 10 companies to track for 2008/2009

Robin Bloor, partner at Hurwitz & Associates, and founder of Bloor Research just published a list of 10 companies to track in 2008/2009. He named Bungee Labs as number 3, right behind Twitter.

“If your looking for new start-ups that might be successful, then keep your eyes on “the cloud”. Bungee almost counts as a case study in cloud computing plays, because it takes a complete charge by usage approach to garnering revenue from its development software.”

You can read the full write-up here.


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Twitter Library for Bungee Connect now available


I just released a new library and example app using the Twitter API. You can import it from Libraries in the Example Code section of the home tab inside Bungee Connect. As my wife and co-workers can attest, building this library turned me into a Twitter junkie. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who’s afraid of the big bad cloud?


Since we first announced Bungee Connect we have been advocating moving development of web applications to the cloud. During this time we have talked with many companies and developers about the benefits of a cloud-based development process. While most have been receptive to the idea, a few are a little afraid of what development in the cloud means and its impact to their overall productivity. Some of the most common fears we hear include things like “the code is not on my machine”, “I don’t control the environment”, “What about source control and team development”, and “I don’t manage the provisioning process”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free Whitepaper: Capitalizing on Platform-as-a-Service to achieve your business objectives

Picture 5.pngWith the growing popularity of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) many businesses have been wondering how they can leverage the benefits provided by on-demand development and deployment to achieve their business goals.

To that end, THINKStrategies has published independent analysis on behalf of Bungee Labs to highlight the business benefits of PaaS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Live Webcasts for Bungee Connect Developers: 101 and 201

Bungee Connect’s Webcast series is expanding!

In addition to the Bungee Connect 101 Webcast for developers working on the Start Tab tutorials (or those that recently completed them), we’re adding a new Bungee Connect 201 for developers who have moved beyond the Start Tab contents, starting on June 4th. Read the rest of this entry »

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SugarCRM Integration Overview


I’ve taken some time to create another Bungee Connect reference application using the SugarCRM web services API. I have previously posted about NetSuite, Salesforce, and Oracle/Siebel CRM On Demand.

These small and simple applications perform the basic functionality of authentication, reading data, and writing data. The code is well commented and straightforward, providing an excellent foundation for one to base their own code on. 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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Bungee In the News: May

We have gotten a lot of great coverage lately and I want to call out a few key pieces:

Bungee: The Software Life Cycle as a ServiceRobin Bloor, Hurwitz and Associates

Nowadays development environments are like amoebas, they all look alike to me and they all seem to work in a similar fashion, but BungeeConnect is startlingly different in several ways.

How PaaS pulls software pricing downPhil Wainewright, ZDNet

The pricing is interesting because Bungee has done away with separate pricing for storage, bandwidth, processing and so on, instead setting a single fixed price of $0.06 (six US cents) per user-session-hour.

Jumping from SaaS to PaaSLauren McKay Destination CRM

Picking up where software-as-a-service (SaaS) leaves off in terms of integration and interactivity is the relatively new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model. Bungee Labs, a young PaaS vendor, aims to ease the process of integrating siloed CRM applications with other Web-based business solutions and third-party data.

Bungee Jumps into a federated platform model – Robert Mullins, SD Times

Bungee Labs, a platform-as-a-service provider, is offering two options for hosting applications created on its developer platform, in an effort to serve enterprises who want to keep their applications on their own network as well as those with their heads in cloud computing.

Bungee Jumps into federated hostingClint Boulton, eWeek

Startup Bungee Labs is taking the next step in what it believes is the first comprehensive platform-as-a-service offering with federated hosting for its Bungee Connect platform.

Bungee Labs Evolves Federated HostingRichard McManus, ReadWriteWeb

Federated hosting, low pricing and perhaps eventually open sourcing parts of the platform are good moves – but the bottom line is that those features need to attract new customers. It’ll be worth checking back on Bungee Labs again at next year’s Web 2.0 Expo!

Enterprise Software: Customer Survey 2008McKinsey & Company

The second archetype is the development platform, typified by companies such as Bungee Labs and Coghead. The innovation here is around providing all or some of the integrated developer environment (IDE) tools needed for creating an application on the Web, in addition to hosting. It is a cost-effective alternative to licensing on-premise toolkits for developers, i.e., SDKs. While this is the most nascent, and hence least understood, of the three archetypes, it could create a tectonic shift in software development by opening application creation to a much wider array of developers for a modest cost and even enabling a new generation of non-developers to create SaaS applications easily.


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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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