Archive for BCDN Updates

The BCDN Blog Has Moved

If you are one of the subscribers to this feed, or you have arrived here via a link from another page, please join us at our new location:

http://bungeeconnect.wordpress.com

Why the move? While Bungee Labs is the company that sponsors the feeds hosted on this blog, we felt that it would be more appropriate to use the name of the platform offering of Bungee Labs. We hope this switch to use “Bungee Connect” will be a one-time change early in the history of our blog. Thanks for sticking with us through the move.

–Ted Haeger

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A Little Design Love Goes a Long Way for Rich Web Applications

With rich web technology on the rise, it’s easy to get hung up in technology and forget the design. The increasing options to add application functionality (ajax, web services, etc.) make it easy to forget that no amount of functionality can make up for an ugly UI. I contend that as rich web apps become increasingly more sophisticated, those that go the extra distance to provide better visual appeal and ease-of-use will beat out the apps that just have extra functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Next Jump Call: 11 Sep 07

Due to the U.S. Holiday on Monday, we have moved the September “Jump Call” to the 11th, at 2:00 MDT.

The Jump Call provides web developers in the Bungee Connect Early Access Beta with an opportunity to talk directly with the Bungee team, and ask questions about Bungee Connect.

Agenda for the Sep 11 Jump Call:

  1. What’s in latest system update to Bungee Connect
  2. A short Update and How to on Bungee Connect Documentation
  3. Open Q&A

Please pre-register for the event, see the forums post in the Bungee Connect Developer Network.

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Join Us on the Next Jump Call

Our monthly Bungee Connect “Jump Call” is coming up on August 7 at 2:00 MDT.

The Jump Call provides web developers in the Bungee Connect Early Access Beta with an opportunity to talk directly with the Bungee team, and ask questions about Bungee Connect.

Agenda for the August 7 Jump Call:

  1. Information on the latest system update to Bungee Connect
  2. New Developer Education Resources
  3. Open Q&A

Please pre-register for the event, see the forums post in the Bungee Connect Developer Network.

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SSL and More: What’s in the Latest Bungee Connect System Update?

Our Bungee Connect product manager, Dave Brooksby, recently posted an update summary in the Bungee Connect forums.

Encryption (SSL, HTTPS)
When we sent out our invites to the Bungee Connect Early Access Beta, we included a mention that we had not turned on SSL encryption yet. The team has now finished testing, and all Bungee Builder traffic is now sent over SSL. This was the first priority of this release.

Remember Me
By popular request from our initial beta testers (as well as some of the Bungee crew), the login for Bungee Builder no longer requires you to re-enter your credentials between Builder sessions. We will continue to enhance this aspect of the Bungee Connect system. Additionally, the team has improved single sign-on between the Bungee Connect resources, such as Bungee Builder, the forums and the documentation

New Sample Application

On the start page there’s a new sample application that users can explore in order to learn more about the capabilities and development paradigm of Bungee Connect. We plan to provide additional sample applications in the future.

Bungee Connect developers can read more about the update in Dave’s post in the forums.

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Opening Day

The Bungee Crew Welcomes the First Group of Early Access Beta Testers

All of us here at Bungee Labs are extremely pleased to welcome our first group of developers to Bungee Connect.

As we have previously stated, the initial group admitted on our Opening Day has been limited to a small number of developers. This allows us to carefully monitor the system for performance and scaling, as well as provide the best support possible to our beta users. After Opening Day, our goal will be to start adding groups of 50 until all registered beta testers have access. We expect to scale up rapidly, adding new groups every few days – if we run into any unforeseen snags, we will resolve issues before adding more beta accounts.

Of course throughout this process, all of our beta registrants can count on us to provide updates about the latest status of the beta, as well as what the Bungee team is learning.

Resources for Beta Testers

With the first developers now in, we would like to share with you the establishment of Bungee Connect Developer Network, our destination to help developers succeed at creating a new and diverse generation of rich internet applications. The Bungee Connect Developer Network (BCDN) site will provide you with quick access to resources such as documentation, tutorials and Bungee Connect status information during the Early Access Beta. With your feedback and suggestions, we will adapt BCDN so that we can continue to improve the support we provide our members.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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