The 'Real' Reasons Appirio Bought TopCoder

Yesterday, we announced that Appirio has acquired TopCoder, which, when combined with CloudSpokes, will become the world's largest professional development and design community with nearly 600,000 members! That’s more developers than Accenture, Deloitte and Infosys combined! Now, if you want to read the “corporate-speak” on the acquisition, you…

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CloudSpokes #DifferentSpokes with Josh Birk from Salesforce.com

Earlier this week we broadcast our third episode of #DifferentSpokes with a special guest, Josh Birk from Salesforce.com. If you missed it, it was a really entertaining episode with some interesting questions from Twitter. Obviously we focused on Salesforce.com related topics such as: Some of the highlights of…

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"Piratize" Your Salesforce Chatter Feeds for ITLAP Day

We just wrapped up a really cool challenge over at CloudSpokes just in time for not only Dreamforce 12 but for International Talk Like a Pirate Day... which just happens to fall right in the middle of Dreamforce. Here is a blog post with all of the details plus links…

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Using Node.js to Host Development Web Services

One of the cool things about Node.js, besides the fact that it's fast and scalable, is that it's extremely easy to setup and get running. In a couple of minutes you can get a fully operational web server running with minimal code. I've been playing around with the Express…

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"Chow Finder" - My Veterans Hackday 2011 App

This is my submission for the LinkedIn Veterans Hackday 2011. CloudSpokes threw in an extra $100 for any member that submitted as an extra incentive. Our members created some pretty cool apps and I'll be highlighting them shortly. Chow Finder is a mobile application for services members to easily locate…

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Video Tutorial - Building APIs with Salesforce.com Apex REST Services

I've had this video queued up for a few days now as I was waiting for the Apex REST API webinar. I didn't want to steal Sandeep Bhanot's and Alex Toussaint's thunder. Their webinar was very informative and packed full of code! It should be available here any day now…

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CloudSpokes Hits 2000 Members in 6 Weeks!

Yesterday was a big day in the history of CloudSpokes as we hit 2000 members! We officially launched the site six weeks ago on Valentine's Day and honestly didn't know what type of reception we'd receive. At a pre-launch meeting we tried to set a goal for the number of…

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You'll "Like" this CloudSpokes Winner!

We just wrapped up another cool contest over at CloudSpokes and we have a winner for our Facebook "Like Box" Visualforce Component challenge. Congratulations to Shanmuk1729  who made a cool $600 for building a nifty little Visualforce Component that displays a Like Box social plugin on a Visualforce…

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Beat Jeff Douglas ... not literally

Over at CloudSpokes we have a new "Beat Jeff Douglas" contest. The contest is not to see if you can physically beat me up, although that was suggested by a couple of people that I work with, but to see if you can write a better browser plugin that me.…

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Introducing CloudSpokes

CloudSpokes brings the crowd to the cloud. It is the industry's first community for crowdsourcing enterprise cloud development that brings together enterprise cloud challenges and cloud developers to earn recognition and (real) cash. CloudSpokes offers a competitive and collaborative environment for challenges, networking, discussions and jobs involving today’s hottest…

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