This started out as "Stuff I need to look at" and is changing into a diary.
Stuff I am thinking about
Web APIs -- The New York Times API http://developers.nytimes.com/ has a Gazetteer (and about 10 other services)
I am building an interface to maintain virtual mail accounts for Postfix and Dovecot. Postfix, Dovecot, and PostgreSQL meet AngularJS
Brian likes this: How do I think in AngularJS if I have a jquery background so he decides not to dive into JQuery anytime soon.
Yeoman which is composed of three parts,
- Yo is the scaffolding tool; quickly set up all the parts of a new app
- Grunt is the build tool.
- Bower is a package manager for the web; like apt-get, use it to add components including their dependencies
Yeoman lets me set up projects to use many things, including Angular, Bootstrap, Compass, Modernizr
yo webapp grunt serve
This will automatically launch a browser and point it to http://localhost:9000/ which is where your newly built app will be running. As you edit files in the webapp, the browser updates. Very cool.
More... Heroku - $ - Build and deploy web apps - python, node, ruby, java..
HotGloo - $$ - Prototypes and wireframes -- "A website wireframe is a basic visual guide used in interface design to suggest the structure of a website and relationships between its pages. A webpage wireframe is a similar illustration of the layout of fundamental elements in the interface. Typically, wireframes are completed before any artwork is developed.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Moqups - $ - Wireframes
Backbone.js - "Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface. "