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On Being Awful in Order To Be Great

For the last five years every year I had the great fortune to get to attend the No Fluff Just Stuff conference held each year in Denver. It is always an amazing conference, and I always leave it feeling energized by all of the new ideas and technology the presenters spoke about. Anyway, Terry attended...

CouchDB, WebSockets, and Node.js

Today's post is a quick one, I'm on the road this week so I haven't had a lot of time to prepare posts, but I think I've found something pretty fun. We've been interested in alternative data stores for a while now. Until very recently we've been pretty much all Mongo DB for our projects, and while...

Reading List (Pt. 2)

On the heels of my colleague's post on his reading list, I thought I'd also take the easy way out for today's post. While I'm not nearly as well read as my colleague, here are the most recent books I've read.

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Books (for lack of a better topic)

So, I need to contribute something to our blog post December, and given that it's late on Sunday night and I am running low on time I'll write something simple. Our post-a-day december has two main goals. The first is to get us writing more on a regular basis. The second, which will hopefully follow...

The "Creative" Process

I am a developer. I have been for a long time. And for much of my career I've worked on the back end of solutions - managing data and building service layers - having very little to do with the UI. It hasn't been until recently - over the course of the last year - that I've gotten more involved...

More Than Just Smartphones

Almost five years ago, Apple "blessed" the world with the iPhone. Since that time adoption of the "mobile" web has blown up - but there's still a long way to go. If you're a business planning an online strategy, having a site optimized for mobile browsing is no longer an option. More and more people...

We Are Streets Ahead (Again)

This site was launched back in April and since that time we've built a few things off and on, but have largely been inconsistent in our efforts to build something meaningful. What you're reading now is a first step by us to (hopefully) regain focus and get back to building awesome applications. ...

HTML 5 Experiments

I recently took an hour or two to experiment with some cool new HTML5 / CSS3 techniques. For the first experiment I wanted to mess with CSS3 3D transforms so I quickly made a little cube demo. Its incredibly quick and easy to start adding depth to your HTML elements.

Key Value Observing NSArray and NSDictionary

This is a quick post to share some iOS SDK / Objective-C Key Value Observing tips I've recently discovered. First a very brief introduction to KVO. Key Value Observing provides a simple way to observe changes to properties on an object without doing all sorts of extra work by creating your own observers...

Node.js tip: Simplify Callbacks

The blog has been relatively quiet lately, so here is a quick post about a little node.js experiment we threw together. Probably the most challenging thing about working with node.js is trying to perform tasks sequentially given it's asynchronous nature. There are a ton of modules out there to...

First Post from iPad!

This is the first ever post from our Vagabond iPad app. A little background about why this is awesome. In our spare hours we've been working to develop a new Node.js MVC REST framework called lazyBum. We used an early version of this framework to build the site your browsing now. One of the key...

What's in a Name

Here at Streets Ahead we have decided on a somewhat unique product naming scheme. We have started giving our products names that are basically synonyms of bum. The reason for this is that one of our very earliest product ideas was given the name eventBum. The name eventBum comes from event plus...

We Are Streets Ahead

It's been a long time coming, but we're finally unveiling our new site. The site itself represents a couple milestones for us. First (and most obvious) is the kick-ass design of our new site, so please click around and let us know what you think. Second, and perhaps more exciting for...

Post 0: Hello World

Welcome to the, just launched, Streets Ahead website. We are definitely in alpha or beta mode right now, but we are working hard to smooth over the rough edges and add content. Stay tuned here for more information about mobile apps, Wordpress, Node.js, jQuery, design,...