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MDN Dev Derby: WebSockets
groovecoder plugs this month’s MDN Dev Derby. Dev Derby is a monthly web developer challenge on the Mozilla Developer Network. This time, it focuses on WebSockets and groovecoder gives some helpful hints on how to implement secure websockets using an HTTPS-capable nodejitsu instance.
Test Manifest dot com
gkoberger’s latest project testmanifest.com generates random open web app manifests for testing. Why would you need that? If you’re developing against tools that handle various different open web apps, then both Firefox and the Marketplace app will require these files be distinct. So potentially, you’d be spending a lot of time generating new, fake, web app manifests. Test Manifest helps you do exactly that: Edit and host a bunch of manifests to use for developing open web apps-related tools, without manually generating new ones all the time.
gkoberger’s next, fantastic project is a dead-simple way to deploy open web apps that integrates with github. It takes your project’s source code, generates a manifest and appcache file, compiles LESS and coffeescript files, and much more! And if that wasn’t enough yet, it also works on both the Mozilla Marketplace and the Chrome Web Store. Check it out at appcloudy.com.
SmartSync for Shipyard JS
Status of Project Petri
peterbe gives a quick update on the status of Mozilla’s Project Petri, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Mozilla developers, based on CloudFoundry (“VMWare-equivalent of Heroku”) and Eucalyptus (an open Amazon EC2 clone), respectively. They are facing some unique challenges deploying Playdoh-based Django projects to CloudFoundry.
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