Archive for 2008

Basecamp API for Bungee Connect from Bear454

The illustrious BCDN member Bear454 has contributed a Basecamp API for Bungee Connect. Bear454 outlines how you can use this api in your own project and promises to maintain it until a better one is contributed. Go check it out.basecamplogo-small.png



October System Update

The October system update for Bungee Connect went live on October 21.

For a more thorough list of this release’s new features, enhancements and bug fixes, review the Preview Announcement from September 26.

A few of the new features are worthy of a quick how-to video, so read on.

No More Pages in AppProjects
We simplified the AppProject container by eliminating the need for Pages. Any AppProjects that existed prior to the update will still have whatever pages they had before, but be sure to update your AppProjects before trying to update any existing deployed applications.

Here’s a short video to explain more.

“Publish” Tab Replaces “Staging” Tab
The new Publish tab makes it easier to manage your posts, deployments, and shares, especially when you have multiple solutions in various DesignGroups.

Here’s a short video to show you how.

Custom FavIcon Support
The much-requested support for specifying a FavIcons has finally arrived. Now when users bookmark your Bungee-powered application, they’ll see the icon of your choice.

Here’s a brief video to show how to implement a FavIcon.

Again, there is a whole lot more in this release, so check out the Preview Announcement from September 26.

Ted Haeger
Director, Bungee Connect Developer Network


BCDN Update, October 2008

This month’s newsletter was sent to all BCDN developers on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.

Since sending the email, there has been one modification to the original newsletter’s information. The new release of Bungee Connect will happen on Monday, October 13, not today. (I forgot about a cardinal rule of new releases, as set by BCDN members: never do a system update on a Friday. My bad!)

Hey, everyone:

It’s been a while since the last Bungee Connect Developer Network update, and we have been cooking up some great stuff for you. Let’s get to it. Read the rest of this entry »


Connecting C++ To Javascript Via Google’s V8

I’ve been playing around with Google’s V8 JavaScript engine. One of the really cool things about V8 is that it was built to be embedded into a C++ application. Here at Bungee Labs I’ve been writing the infrastructure for our bungee connect platform for some time now. One thing that I’m always interested in is speed and V8 is very fast. I ran the benchmarks that Google posted in my browser (Firefox 3.03), and then I ran them using the new V8 engine. The new engine is faster by an order of magnitude. Read the rest of this entry »


At Long Last: The Learn Tab v1.0

The Core Curriculum in the Bungee Connect Learn tab is finally complete, online and available.

Said one BCDN Developer (who goes by the handle “olympyx”):

I think the combination of text overview, video, and use of the platform is a great way to learn the platform. Read the rest of this entry »


October BCDN Preview Now Available

The next version of Bungee Connect is now available in preview to BCDN developers. As usual, the BCDN Preview will be online for two weeks before it rolls to production. Access it at

The Preview once again has a recent snapshot of your solutions, but remember: the Preview release is for testing purposes. Any changes you make to your code will not be carried to production when the roll-up happens.

Of course, if you run into any issues, please leave a comment right here to let us know about them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bungee Boys in New York City

Brad Hintze and I will be in New York City this week for Web 2.0 Expo. Along with us are our CTO Dave Mitchell, and CEO Martin Plaehn. If you’d like to get together with any of us, please drop us a note, and we hope to see you in New York.


Manage MySQL with Bungee SQL Admin

Bungee SQL Admin is a rich Internet application that enables Web 2.0 companies to rapidly manage MySQL & PostgreSQL database systems.

  • No install
  • No registration
  • No cost

Click here to launch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bungee Boys at AWS Event in Salt Lake City

The Amazon Web Services crew are back on the road with their AWS Startup Tour, and Brad Hintze and I will be joining them tomorrow in Salt Lake City.

I’ll make a brief presentation around 3:30-ish, speaking about Bungee Connect and how Bungee Labs use Amazon Web Services. So if you’re in the area, please swing by to give Brad and me a hello.


It’s Official: Bungee Connect Now Supports Google Chrome

Today, Bungee Labs announced our official move to support Google’s new browser, Google Chrome. See “Bungee Connect: First Platform-as-a-Service to Offer ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Support for All Major Browsers, Including Google Chrome” for details.

Shortly after Google released the Chrome beta, our test team went to work to identify exactly what worked and what didn’t. They found that Google Chrome loaded and ran Bungee-powered applications with only a few issues, which we detail below. Read the rest of this entry »

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