Tutorial - Build Your First Lightning Component

I was fortunate enough to be on the Lighting beta and have spent a considerable amount of time building Lighting components over the past weeks. If you are familiar with JavaScript and possibly frameworks such as AngularJS and Backbone, then building Lighting components should be a snap. Topcoder has teamed…
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RunTests Async with nforce-tooling

What do you get when you mix a long holiday weekend with a guy afflicted with ADSO (attention deficit...oh! shiny object)? You get new code for the Salesforce Tooling API! That's right, I added the following functionality over the weekend to the nforce-tooling plugin for nforce. So now you…
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Parsing JSON APIs with SwiftyJSON

Parsing JSON using Swift is not a happy task. One of the first things I wanted to do in a Playground was call the topcoder API and start playing with the returned challenge data. Unfortunately parsing JSON in data is almost akin to chewing glass right now (hopefully it will…
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Topcoder Kicks Off $500K "Learn Swift" Series

Yesterday at topcoder we launched a new series to help developer learn Apple's new development language, Swift. We are extremely optimistic about this language, as are others, and we are making a huge investment in it at topcoder. Over the next 12 weeks or so, we are offering up to…
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Deploying Go Apps to Elastic Beanstalk with Docker

In my last 'Go Tutorial with MongoDB on Heorku' post, we built a simple 'cribs' application using Martini where topcoder members can showcase where they work. If you are just jumping in, you can run the application on Heroku and find the code on our github repo. Today we are…
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Go Tutorial with MongoDB on Heorku

I've spent the last couple of days digging into Go and getting the feel for it and so far I really like it. It built a small web app using MongoDB and Heroku and thought I would share the process. Here is the source code and you can…
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