Because we are huge fans of human namespace collisions and amazing people, we’re adding two new members to our team: Adam Baldwin and Nathan LaFreniere, both in transition from nGenuity, the security company Adam Baldwin co-founded and built into a well-respected consultancy that has advised the likes of GitHub, AirBNB, and LastPass on security.
Now you’re thinking with feeds!
When I look at a single-page webapp, all I see are feeds; I don’t even see the UI anymore. I just see lists of items that I care about. Some of which only I have access to and some of which other groups have access to. I can change, delete, re-position, and add to the items on these feeds and they’ll propagate to the people and entities that have access to them (even if it is just me on another device or at a later date).
This last year, we’ve learned a lot about building scalable realtime web apps, most of which has come from shipping &bang.
&bang is the app we use to keep our team in sync. It helps us stay on the same page, bug each other less and just get stuff done as a team.
The process of actually trying to get something out the door on a bootstrapped budget helped us focus on the most important problems that needed to be solved to build a dynamic, interactive, real-time app in a scaleable way.
Our &yet team were privileged to get to sit down and chat with one of the young visionaries of modern software, Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist and Geoloqi founder.
Thanks to Pie and Wieden+Kennedy.
Music by Dat’r
Film by Melanie Brown
It’s our first podcast, or maybe &cast, and what a start we’re off to.
James displays a knack for not preparing, being distracted, and wiping sweat off his face. He does, however, know what he’s talking about when it comes to CSS specs. Eric asks James to explain the newly proposed subject selectors, link psuedo-classes and whether or not anyone could become Batman, realistically.
A good software development framework should make the common things easy and make the uncommon things possible.
Unfortunately, Django sometimes makes the simple things easy and the hard things possible — and security is hard!
What Django does well
The Django community does take security very seriously.
The ORM makes it really difficult to expose your app to SQL injection attacks. The template processing system makes it hard to enable cross-site scripting. It takes work to avoid Django’s CSRF protection, and it’d be rare to subvert its well-tested session handling.
Realtime is becoming a central part of Internet technology.
It’s sneaking it’s way into our lives already with push notifications, Facebook and Google’s web chats, and it’s a core focus for startups like Convore, Pusher, Superfeedr, Browserling, NowJS, Urban Airship, Learnboost, our own &! (andbang), and many more.
Monday will be Melani Brown’s first day as a full-time &yet team member—we can’t wait!
Melani is a talented filmmaker and photographer who will be doing awesome stuff of that sort with us.
She has worked on Kill Bill, Desperate Housewives, Nike commercials, and the online Old Spice social media ad campaign. She has photographed Bon Iver, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, and numerous indie bands.
We are excited to add Shenoa Lawrence to the &yet team. She will be serving part-time as &yet’s Community Coordinator, beginning last week.
Shenoa has taken a strong leadership role in our local tech community: <!doctype society>, Room to Think (our local coworking movement), and TriConf (a local barcamp &yet helped sponsor last weekend). She’s also in the process of putting together weCreate, a local directory of people, projects, and products that make up our community. Her dedication and contributions have been a major part of the continued success of all of the above.
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