This post is the second in a three-part series describing our investigations into scalability for a second screen application we built for PBS. You can read the introduction here. This guide assumes you have a production server up and running. If you need help getting there, check out the final post in the series for […]

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This post is the first in a three-part series describing our investigations into scalability for a second screen application we built with PBS. You can read more about the project in the series introduction here. Some Background We built the Map Center second-screen application in Node.js with the help of a number of open-source libraries. […]

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This summer, Bocoup worked with Mozilla and PBS to build an open source, real-time web application for the 2012 US Presidential election. When we began, PBS (specifically, the folks at News Hour) had already completed a client-side application called “Map Center“. Map Center enabled users to view US demographic data and experiment with electoral college […]

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Many people are inspired by the fantastic data visualizations published on the Open Web every day, but the practice of creating these engaging pieces is often shrouded in mystery. The first OpenVis Conf — set for May 16-17 in Boston — aims to change that, with two days of talks focused entirely on the process […]

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Many of us here at Bocoup spend a lot of our time helping others get better at JavaScript and working with open web technologies, from Adam Sontag working with folks to solve their problems in the #jquery IRC channel, to Ben Alman working out the perfect way to explain an IIFE, to Greg Smith guiding […]

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One of the most important ways we accomplish our mission to move the Open Web forward is through helping and training web developers. To this end, we’re working to make open web education as accessible as possible via resources such as jqfundamentals.com, our public classes and workshops, and the Essentials Tours we’re bringing to cities […]

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We had so much fun with our first Bocoup on Air hangout that we decided to do it again. This time, I chatted with Boaz Sender about a mobile web app he’s been working on, and about the future of the web as an application development platform. Most of our conversation was spent on a […]

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In case you missed it, Rick Waldron and I got together recently to talk about Johnny Five, a library that lets you control an Arduino using JavaScript. Rick showed off some of his Johnny Five creations — including a dancing robot — and I got to geek out a bit more about shift registers and […]

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It was more than two years ago now that I first published jQuery Fundamentals, a free online jQuery learning resource. Since then, the site has seen hundreds of thousands of visits — if you’ve learned jQuery in the last two years, chances are decent that you’ve landed on the page at least once or twice. […]

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Bocoup has put down roots in communities across the globe. We’ve traveled to Turkey, Brazil, England, France, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands to work with developers the world over. It’s exciting to see that our mission to move the Open Web forward is shared internationally, and we’re eager to continue working with these communities through […]

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