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The Making of the FutureStack Badge

One of the surprises we unveiled at FutureStack13 was the custom electronic badge we built for attendees.  A number of months ago, Chris Kelly and I sat down to brainstorm new ways to encourage conference interaction.  Our discussion eventually led to the conference badge.  Badges are universally boring at conferences even though they’re usually the…

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The Million Dollar Hackathon – Heroku and Salesforce Raise the Stakes at Dreamforce

It’s never been done before, and it’ll happen next week in San Francisco at Dreamforce: Salesforce and Heroku are offering a top prize of a cool million dollars for the best mobile app created in their hackathon. As one of Heroku’s most popular add-ons, New Relic is certain to be an indespensible tool for the…

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Python for the Enterprise: Holy Grail or Flying Circus? Here’s what we think

Last month, Linux Journal announced its Readers’ Choice Award winners for 2011. Year-end lists like these always have a tendency to spark strong reactions, so it’s no surprise to find some passionate debate about several of the Journal’s choices. But there was one award that no one seemed to dispute. For the third time, Python…

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New Relic to Provide Developers with Free 24×7 Web App Monitoring and Analysis for Java Apps on Heroku

In case you were wondering, the answer is yes, New Relic for Java will be available on Heroku free of charge just like our Ruby agent. Here’s the official line from the press release: “On the heels of last week’s announcement of Java on Heroku, today we announced that New Relic Standard edition for Java…

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Yay! Java on Heroku! See a live demo with Heroku and New Relic this Wednesday at Dreamforce.

If you didn’t see it, Heroku announced yesterday it will be officially supporting Java.  AWESOME! Adam Wiggins, one of Heroku’s founders, wrote yesterday in his blog post that “Java is, by many measures, the world’s most popular programming language. Our desire is to be as inclusive as possible.” Great to see our long-standing partner extend…

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MyFDB.com + Heroku + New Relic: running the web’s largest credited fashion DB

A Team of One MyFDB is doing for the fashion industry what IMDB has done for movies–providing key credit data for the fashion industry that until now, hasn’t been available in one place. But it might be surprising to learn that a site used by models, photographers, and designers all over the world is run…

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