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  • Distiller (Mobile Continuous Integration): Build and deploy iOS apps faster
  • Flood IO (Load and Performance Testing): Cloud Load Testing for Everyone, used by Heroku
  • APISpark (API Hub and Management): Create, host & manage web APIs
  • GameThrive (Mobile Push Messaging): Free mobile push notification service with a focus on mobile games.
  • Kairos (Facial Recognition): Government-level facial recognition with enterprise-level support
  • CacheFly (CDN): A leading content delivery network provider based in Chicago, IL, used by Ars Technica & SquareSpace
  • CDNify (CDN): Content Delivery Network for tech startups, digital agencies & developers
  • ContentCloud (Cloud CMS): Content Collaboration Suite for Editorial Teams
Special Highlight: Popular Front-end Development Tools
What do you use for your front-end development workflow? Tell other developers which tools are your favorite and why by leaving a one-liner or review for the tools below

Build Tools / JS Task Runners

These tools allow you to automate tedious tasks that you have to do over and over again in the course of a project, such as compiling sass, linting css, concatenating files, minifying files, auto-generating image sprites and compressing images. All of these tools run on top of NodeJS.

  • Brunch: Ultra-fast HTML5 build tool, used by Uber & Red Bull
  • Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner, used by Twitter, Mozilla, Cloudant
  • gulp: The streaming build system
Front-End Package Manager
Front-end package managers manage dependencies and components like css, html, and JavaScript.
  • Bower: A package manager for the web, created by Twitter
  • Browserify: Browser-side require() the node.js way, used by CloudFlare
  • Component: Client package management for building better web applications
  • RequireJS: JavaScript file and module loader, used by Instagram, Etsy, SoundCloud
Front End Scaffolding Tools

These tools help you automate your front-end workflow by providing wrappers around build tools and package managers.

  • Yeoman: A set of tools for automating development workflow
  • LinemanA tool to help you build fat-client webapp projects
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  • HerokuAPI Updates + A New Way To Define App Configurations

    • Heroku Platform API now GA- With the Platform API, you now have a fully documented and supported way to instrument and automate Heroku.- May 19

    • The Heroku HTTP API Toolchain- Heroku has open sourced the toolchain they use to design, document, and consume their HTTP APIs. The toolchain includes: An HTTP API design guide, describing how they structure both internal and public-facing APIs and document them using the JSON Schema standard, among other tools.- May 20

    • Introducing programmatic builds on Heroku- There's an addition to the Heroku Platform API: The /apps/:app/builds endpoint. This endpoint exposes the Heroku slug compilation process as a simple API primitive. You can use the endpoint to turn any publicly hosted source-tarball into a slug running on a Heroku app in seconds.- May 21

    • Introducing the app.json Application Manifest- app.json enables developers to define their applications' details, setup configurations and runtime environments in a structured way. Instead of providing step-by-step instructions, you can now add app.json files to your applications' source code. You and other developers can then easily deploy the source code into fully configured apps on Heroku, ready for further development.- May 22

  • AWSUpdates to EC2, RDS, S3, EBS


  • TrelloThe Search Features You’ve Been Looking For- All of your card content is now searchable and presented in a simpler interface, with a brand new set of operators to help you narrow your searches down. Where before search only found cards if your terms were in their title and description, now the comments, checklists, and names of attachments on the card are part of the same unified search.- May 20

  • StripeSend money to debit cards- To send money to a bank account identified by a debit card, just attach the card number to your recipient and initiate a transfer as normal. Just like sending funds to bank accounts, a transfer to a debit card costs 25¢. The funds will currently arrive in the card’s bank account in 1-2 business days. U.S. Visa and MasterCard debit cards are supported.- May 22

  • ZopimZopim Chat Integrates with Zendesk- Since Zendesk's acquisition of Zopim, both engineering teams have been working on integration between the two platforms. To make it easier to chat and manage tickets they've built a new Zopim integration right inside the Zendesk dashboard. Instead of switching between the Zopim and Zendesk Dashboards, you can now engage with all your customers from one interface. - May 22

  • HockeyAppPresenting CrashProbe- HockeyApp has created a new tool, CrashProbe, a crash reporting test suite that benchmarks and compares popular iOS and Mac OS X crash reporting services. CrashProbe is open source, so you can perform all tests yourself with any crash reporting framework.- May 23

  • Google Compute EngineOfficial CoreOS images now available  +  Open Preview of Docker on Google Cloud Platform- Running CoreOS on Compute Engine allows you to connect your front-end and back-end services running on CoreOS to a fully managed Cloud Datastore or Cloud SQL database. Applications that store user-generated content on Google Cloud Storage can easily start worker instances on the CoreOS cluster to process items as they are uploaded. Google Compute Engine is extending its support for Docker containers. This release is an Open Preview of a container-optimized OS image that includes Docker and an open source agent to manage containers. The container OS image includes: Debian 7, the Docker runtime, and an open-source metadata framework and an agent to create and manage containers based on the metadata.- May 23

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