Weekly community roundup

It was a pretty active week for bloggers in the Hamilton community and articles about the community, check out the listing below!

Boldly Going FourthSnakehead Games (@snakeheadgames)
Today’s the day we mark the fourth anniversary of Star Pirates…

Building Your Mobile App for Joomla Just Got Easier!Weever Apps (@WeeverApps)
Today we’re really excited to introduce something we’ve been designing for a few months now: major improvements to the user interface for the Weever Apps app builder for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5…

Don’t Forget the “Ruby” in “Rails”Factor[e] (@factor_e)
When you start to learn how to craft websites with Rails, one of the common pieces of advice you get is…

Give Students Something Worth Thinking About and They Will ThinkHeidiSiwak.com (@HeidiSiwak)
If there’s one thing I know as a teacher and parent – until learners have had a chance to explore and play independently, there is no point in attempting to “teach” them anything. So upon opening our boxes of iPad2′s, we played…

Gogo! Animate YouTube Videos in your Ad SpotDanZen.wordpress.com (@DanZen)
Gogo lets you play any YouTube video inside your ad…

Headquarters HamiltonTheSpec.com (@TheSpec)
Joel Auge is about to hit play on a new business in Hamilton…

Hamilton Technology Co-operative Develops Cloud-on-a-keychainDuaneBender.ca (@duane_bender)
Community Technology Co-operative Think|Haus in Hamilton Ontario has developed what is thought to be the first true “mobile cloud” technology…

How The Carbonated Team Gets Their Tech OnCarbonated (@CarbonatedInc)
There’s no doubt about it, we’re self-admitted tech junkies at the Carbonated headquarters…

Market Validation – Talk to Customers Early (Like Now) and OftenInnovation Factory (@itbeginswithIF)
Most of you have heard my rants about the need to do customer development in tandem with product development and are probably already rolling your eyes knowing that you’re about to hear “nail it before you scale it” again…

Site-specific Plugins: A Better Alternative to WordPress Functions.php FileBrave New Code (@BraveNewCode)
Following best practices usually makes a developer’s life much easier in the long run, but the mindset often becomes less and less appealing as a deadline, or happy hour, draws near…

Startup Weekends and What Educators Must LearnHeidiSiwak.com (@HeidiSiwak)
This weekend as part of my ongoing self-directed inquiry on developing an education system more appropriate for our times, I attended the open portion of Start-Up Weekend Hamilton…

The Three Biggest Ironies in BusinessREfficient (@REfficient)
Alanis Morrissette said it well – isn’t it ironic…