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Heroku is an excellent application platform that I personally use for all my Ruby and Node projects. Their free tier is enough to accomplish pretty much any task, but it comes with one giant limitation: your app will go to sleep after an hour of inactivity.
When your app is asleep, the next user to access any of its resources will have to wait while the app spins up, resulting in a suboptimal user experience. Here are a few ways to get around this limitation and keep your Heroku app awake.
With the advent of Swift and the Apple Watch around the corner, I felt that the time was right to start learning iOS development in earnest. I’ve been down this road before. The ugliness of Objective-C and the seemingly endless red tape required to get into the App store thwarted my earlier attempts at app development. But this time was different, thanks to Quick Left’s internal iOS learning club and this series of video tutorials by Bitfountain.
After about a month of development, I was able to get my first app into the App Store, and have just recently hit 500 downloads! Here are some key takeaways I learned during my first foray into iOS.
We recently completed a sprint on a big feature set for one of our Angular.js projects: offline mode. The goal was to enable the user to perform as many actions offline as possible, all while maintaining a smooth, reliable experience with no data loss.
This is not a blog post about the general capabilities of offline mode in HTML5, nor a how-to guide for setting up offline mode in your app. (Here is a great resource for that, if that’s what you’re looking for.) This blog post will address the quirks and edge cases that came up in real life development. Hopefully they’ll save you some time with your projects!