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Robert Åkerblom-Andersson
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I'm back at the office after a few great days at the Dart Summit in Munich. Great conference just like last year, the talks were great and the conversions with people on site were even better.

I just wrote a summery of the conference that I called "My four big takeaways from the Dart Summit", but it got so long (about 1 A4 page) that I will try to publish it as a blog post instead of here on gplus, hopefully it will get published within a week or so, I just don't really have a good blog to publish on atm, need to figure that part out first...

Thanks to all the organizers and speakers of the conference. Great seeing all the people I talked to in person!

#dartlang   #dartsummit  

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What's your preferred SQL database?

After the success of the previous poll, "Dart Frontend + Xxx Backend" (see results below, 92 votes in total, thanks to everyone who voted!), I thought we could do one on SQL. While there are lots of different database options available, we focus on SQL only for this one.

The options I present are MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Ranked number 1, 2 and 4 on DB-engines.com's ranking of Relational DBMS (linked below). I excluded Microsoft SQL (nr 2) and IBM's DB2 (nr 5) since I could not find any Dart drivers for them on pub. If you use either one of them please submit a comment and +1 your own comment as a vote and a link to the driver you use.

Backend poll top 4:
1. Dart Client + Dart Server, 48 votes
2. Dart Client + Go Server (shared nr 2), 11 votes
2. Dart Client + PHP Server (shared nr 2), 11 votes
4. Dart Client + Java Server, 9 votes

Full results of backend poll:
https://plus.google.com/+Robert%C3%85kerblomAndersson/posts/UqLzp6YDxCJ

DB-Engines Ranking of Relational DBMS:
http://db-engines.com/en/ranking/relational+dbms

Dart SQL drivers:
https://pub.dartlang.org/packages/postgresql
https://pub.dartlang.org/packages/sqljocky
https://pub.dartlang.org/packages/oracle
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PostgreSQL
Oracle Database
34%
MySQL
63%
PostgreSQL
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Oracle Database

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I think this is great, what I like the most is that AngularDart is becoming more Dart idiomatic and that Google finally will be able to release a complete and production ready set of Material Design components!

As much as I love writing things from scratch I also think we need more ready to use stuff in the Dart community, AngularDart with ready to use components has the chance to really make a big difference.

#dartlang  
Google continues to show it's active investment in #dartlang  with a new dedicated AngularDart team! This is amazing news for Dart developers because:

1. AngularDart becomes more Dart idiomatic and faster
2. AngularDart can leverage Dart features the TypeScript based flavor could not
3. Material Design components for AngularDart used internally at Google can and will be released soon

http://news.dartlang.org/2016/07/angulardart-is-going-all-dart.html

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Dart Frontend + Xxx Backend? (Poll)

How does your Dart stack look like? I thought it could be interesting to see what technology combinations developers use. Please vote by simply adding a "+1" to the combination/combinations that you use in your Dart projects.

Note: I did a comments based poll since the built-in gplus poll don't allow more than 5 alternatives and you can't vote on more than one option.
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I don't rant too often, but today something happen that made me both a little pissed of and disappointed.

TL;DR; +Change.org petitions are basically opt-out rather than opt-in in case someone decides to sign a petition with your email.

I just got an email that I had gotten a Russian name all of a sudden... Someone had signed a change.org petition using my email and with a Russian name and it seems it was counted as a completely legit "vote" without me having to confirm anything?

So I reset the password, login, change the language to English and unsigned some random Russian petition, then I think hey this is not my account, let's delete it. Then the delete page says if I delete it this email can never be used to signup again? Not knowing if I ever might want to sign something important they half force me to just keep this random account that now is mine... I guess in a way that might be their way of "protecting me" from this happening again, or protecting me from their badly designed system, by forcing me to prevent someone else from signing up again using my email instead of them just doing it right from the beginning... That just wrong... They should not have accepted that an account and vote was done using my email in the first place without me verifying it?

+Linus Torvalds wrote a similar post about this in 2014:
https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds/posts/DPY7H4a9Ma5

It's 2016 now... I don't know if they do this to get more users, some "growth hacker" has probably concluded that not having an email verification step raises their signup/signing by X percentage, but yeah... While that's true it's also true that you can signup using other peoples emails and frankly as Linus stated it is a dickish way to handle things and I think it lowers the credibility of their site as a whole.

Why? Well first off it's irritating and confusing when it happens to you, second most people just ignore emails like the ones I got. Add to that the fact that I had to use Google to figure out how to unsign the damn thing even after I had resetted the password and logged in. Most people would not have bothered enough and I'm sure there is a fair share of people on that petition right now that don't even know that "they" have signed it... They don't know that they have a fake Russian name either..

So... I guess that means anyone can just write a bot if they want their petition to get lots of names... You probably need to make it a little smart to avoid the obvious filters, but if you spread out the request ip's, don't signup too fast, add in some random delays and so on and so forth you could probably create if not thousands at least a couple of hundreds "votes" without getting detected...

Fix your broken system +Change.org, you just piss people off and lower the credibility of your own site...

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Hello followers of the DartVoid community, DartVoid is no longer being actively developed as it has been superseded by Soucevoid!

For more information please see Sourcevoid's homepage:
https://www.sourcevoid.com/

Info about the public Beta:
https://www.sourcevoid.com/cloud/beta

Signup to Sourcevoid using this link:
https://cloud.sourcevoid.com/#signup

On Google plus, follow:
https://plus.google.com/+Sourcevoid

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For a long time I have not been able to talk about my work, trying to keep a low profile, happy to share this news about Sourcevoid today!

If you are a developer you can sign up and try out the service using this link direct signup link:
https://cloud.sourcevoid.com/#signup

#dartlang   #nodejs   #cloud   #paas  
I am happy to announce Sourcevoid is leaving stealth mode and enters public Beta!

Soucevoid is a cloud hosting platform that focuses on Dart and Nodejs. I have been working on this for a very long time and I would love to get some feedback from fellow Dartisans! Everyone gets $20 free credit on signup.

The new homepage can be found here:
https://www.sourcevoid.com

Beta specifics here:
https://www.sourcevoid.com/cloud/beta

I will be available here and on other medias to answer any questions that you might have. If you like what you see feel free to hit the reshare button, at this point we need to reach as many developers as possible to get feedback so we can improve the platform for everyone. I appreciate if you feel that it's worth resharing!

Note: Some of you who have been around for a long time might remember DartVoid, I have addressed this question at the bottom of the Beta page.

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I am happy to announce Sourcevoid is leaving stealth mode and enters public Beta!

Soucevoid is a cloud hosting platform that focuses on Dart and Nodejs. I have been working on this for a very long time and I would love to get some feedback from fellow Dartisans! Everyone gets $20 free credit on signup.

The new homepage can be found here:
https://www.sourcevoid.com

Beta specifics here:
https://www.sourcevoid.com/cloud/beta

Direct signup link:
https://cloud.sourcevoid.com/#signup

I will be available here and on other medias to answer any questions that you might have. If you like what you see feel free to hit the reshare button, at this point we need to reach as many developers as possible to get feedback so we can improve the platform for everyone. I appreciate if you feel that it's worth resharing!

Note: Some of you who have been around for a long time might remember DartVoid, I have addressed this question at the bottom of the Beta page.

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These parodies starts to get a little old, but this one was really funny*, Hilter uses Docker...

*funny only if you follow the subject of Docker and tech in general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PivpCKEiQOQ

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