Heroku is a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) supporting several programming languages that is used as a web application deployment model. Heroku, one of the first cloud platforms, has been in development since June 2007, when it supported only the Ruby programming language, but now supports Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go.
Backplane is an innovative reverse reverse proxy that helps administrators and startups simplify their web application routing.
Pure Storage is a Mountain View, California-based enterprise data flash storage company founded in 2009. It is traded on the NYSE (PSTG).
IMVU, inc is a company whose mission is to help people find and communicate with eachother. Their main product is a 3D avatar-based chat client and its surrounding infrastructure allowing creators to make content for the avatars to wear.
VTCSecure is a company dedicated to helping with custom and standard audio/video conferencing solutions. They specialize in helping the deaf and blind communicate over today’s infrastructure without any trouble on their end.
Crowdflower is a company that uses crowdsourcing to have its customers submit tasks to be done, similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. CrowdFlower has over 50 labor channel partners, and its network has more than 5 million contributors worldwide.
OpDemand is the company behind the open source project Deis, a distributed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) designed from the ground up to emulate Heroku but on privately owned servers.
A work-in-progress event sourcing platform built with WebAssembly. This would allow you to load data in on one end and then let the machine take care of it without having to care about it. Worker functions would be compiled to WebAssembly to make the resulting code independent of any individual CPU, allowing for an easier migration to another CPU architecture (such as aarch64 or ppc64be) without having to recompile existing code.
I have written multiple blogposts on this project:
A chatbot that parses its commands through the grammar of the constructed language Toki Pona, then figures out what the user is asking for using a lookup table and executes that request.
This is meditation instructions translated into Gherkin, a-la:
Feature: Anapana (mindfulness via breathing) meditation Background: Given no assumption about meditation background And a willingness to learn And no significant problems with breathing through the body's nose And I am seated or laying down comfortably And no music is playing Scenario Outline: mindfulness of breathing As a meditator In order to be mindful of the body's breath When I <verb> through the body's nose Then I focus on the sensations of breath Then I focus on the feelings of breath through the nasal cavity Then I focus on the feelings of breath interacting with the nostrils Then I repeat until done Examples: | verb | | inhale | | exhale |
This has been well-recieved by coworkers, friends and others. I have written more on the subject here.
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