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James Ward
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Just blogged about the smooth cloud to local roundtrip developer experience I've been working on.
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Just blogged about how app deployment has changed from 2005 to 2015.
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Just blogged a quick Intro to Multi-Sensory Applications.
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Just launched NPM WebJars to sync NPM packages to Maven Central!
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Check out this quick screencast that sets up auto-deployment from GitHub to Heroku.
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Launched the new Bower WebJars project today!
WebJars has been my hobby project for almost 3 years and thanks to tons of help from the community the project now has almost 900 JavaScript libraries in Maven Central. In February 2015 there were over 500000 downloads of WebJars! Up until now all of the WebJars have been manually created, ...
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"Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo."

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Yep, this surprised me too when I first got the tools. I installed Xcode and tried to run GCC from the command line. I was thwarted by that message.
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Just blogged about 2 different methods for working around Heroku's 30 second request timeout.
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Just blogged about how to decide when to use Microservices.
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Just posted a blog about auto-deployment with GitHub and Heroku.
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I just posted a short tutorial about doing Reactive Postgres with Play Framework and ScalikeJDBC.
Lately I've built a few apps that have relational data. Instead of trying to shoehorn that data into a NoSQL model I decided to use the awesome Heroku Postgres service but I didn't want to lose out on the Reactiveness that most of the NoSQL data stores support. I discovered ScalikeJDBC-Async ...
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"Your CRUDy Software Needs a New Brain" - +Christophe Coenraets  and my thoughts on Multi-Sensory Applications: https://multisensory.github.io
We have entered a new era of computing where everyone and everything is connected. But this won't automatically mean more people using your apps and doing business with you on more devices. In fact, it will mean the opposite if you don't start thinking about your app in a different way: as the ...
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Principal Platform Evangelist at salesforce.com
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  • Salesforce.com
    Principal Platform Evangelist, 2014 - present
  • Typesafe
    Developer Advocate, 2012 - 2014
  • Heroku
    Principal Developer Evangelist, 2011 - 2012
  • Adobe Systems
    Technical Evangelist for Adobe Flex, 2005 - 2011
  • Macromedia
    Technical Evangelist for Macromedia Flex, 2005 - 2005
  • Pillar Data Systems
    Web Application Developer, 2003 - 2005
  • Ectropic
    Co-Owner, 2002 - 2003
  • FirstLink
    Director of Web Technologies, 1997 - 2002
  • Denver Online
    Director of Web Technologies, 1997 - 2002
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Crested Butte, CO
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Omaha, NE, USA - Denver, CO, USA - Paso Robles, CA, USA
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I write code.
Introduction
James Ward (www.jamesward.com) works for Typesafe where he teaches developers the Typesafe Stack (Play Framework, Scala, and Akka) . James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the 80′s, James found his passion for writing code. Beginning in the 90′s he began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, then Java. After building a Flex and Java based customer service portal in 2004 for Pillar Data Systems he became a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe. In 2011 James became a Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com where he taught developers how to deploy apps on the cloud with Heroku. James Tweets as @_JamesWard and posts code at github.com/jamesward.
Education
  • CCU
    Mathematics, 1996 - 2000
  • Paso Robles High School
    1992 - 1996
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defrac
www.defrac.com

Simplified App Development for iOS, Android and HTML5

Pickling Case Classes to Memcached with Scala - Evil Monkey Labs
blog.evilmonkeylabs.com

Recently, I’ve been working on a rewrite of Sluggy Freelance - a friend’s site which I’ve worked on for about a decade now. Caching …

ECMAScript 6
coenraets.org

Terminology. JavaScript: the language name; ECMAScript: the language standard; TC 39: the technical committee; ECMAScript Harmony: post ES 5

React
coenraets.org

A library for creating user interfaces. Is it another case of ... My MVC is better than your MVC. My MVVM is better than your MVC. My MVC is

Reactive Postgres with Play Framework & ScalikeJDBC
www.jamesward.com

Lately I've built a few apps that have relational data. Instead of trying to shoehorn that data into a NoSQL model I decided to use the awes

Scaling the WebJars Project with On-Demand Bower Packages
www.jamesward.com

WebJars has been my hobby project for almost 3 years and thanks to tons of help from the community the project now has almost 900 JavaScript

SBT AutoPlugins Tutorial |
mukis.de

This tutorial will guide you through the process of writing your own sbt plugin. There are several reasons to do this and it's really simple

RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx
www.regexr.com

Regular expression tester with syntax highlighting, contextual help, video tutorial, reference, and searchable community patterns.

Play Framework and Facebook's React library - Matthias Nehlsen
matthiasnehlsen.com

Over the holidays I discovered Facebook’s React, an interesting library for generating reactive user interfaces. I wanted to try it out in a

Goodbye Java Posse Roundup – Hello WTF 2015
www.jamesward.com

For the past 8 (maybe 9?) years the absolute best yearly conference I've attended has been The Java Posse Roundup in Crested Butte, Colorado

#youbroketheinternet
youbroketheinternet.org

It seems like there is no functional business model for privacy, that's why we cannot entrust companies or standards organisations to pull t

Introducing Gulp Launcher
www.jamesward.com

Many developers already have the Node.js toolchain installed on their machines but when I lead workshops there are always a few who don't. T

Java Doesn’t Suck – You’re Just Using it Wrong
www.jamesward.com

I've been building enterprise Java web apps since servlets were created. In that time the Java ecosystem has changed a lot but sadly many en

Building a Social, Proximity-Aware E-Business Card
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A Dreamforce '14 Hack About a year ago, I was privileged to be able to participate in one of Apple's iOS Dev Day conferences in New York Cit

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