Today it was the first day of ConFoo here in Montreal and, as usual, a conference is always good to wrap your head around solutions, different standpoints and discussions with other nerds :)

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I’ve been working for Namshi for almost 2 years now and I thought it would be interesting to share some of the reasons why I consider this an ideal place, at the moment.

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One of the challenges in moving your application logic from the backend (Rails, Django or whatsoever) to the new frontier of JS web frameworks like AngularJS and EmberJS is how you can make them SEO-friendly, as these JavaScript applications get sent to the browser by your webserver as a 200 OK, no matter if, once the app boots, the page that its being represented is not found, or has some specific metatags, like title and description.

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A few weeks back I started noticing some performance issues on my IDE and decided to investigate a bit more on it: turns out that they recommended to 1) upgrade to the latest JDK (7) and stop using OpenJDK, as it has some performance gotchas.

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