First, Node is fast and very scalable, due to its lightweight hosting model and default pattern of asynchronous I/O (which is a fancy way of saying Node doesn’t wait around doing nothing while that 5 second database query you just issued hasn’t returned yet). Second, in contrast to its power, Node’s core programming model (the concepts needed to understand “the Node way”, and the actual APIs that implement those concepts) is very simple and straightforward.

Grunt is an extremely useful Node.js package to automate lots of development and continuous integration tasks. The Grunt eco-system has lots of packages available on npm. This enables us to quickly setup our development/continuous integration environment.

There are a lot of magnificent features in Azure and all sorts of services that can pull off some pretty impressive stunts that get the geek-brigade wetting their pants with excitement, but the people you need to really convince of the awesome are rarely the ones marvelling at the process isolation of the idempotent polymorphic shape-shifter widgets (I hope the sentiment is conveyed by the ludicracy of this statement).

Marketing is just as important as the development of your product. Marketing your application helps build an audience, which in turn gives you the opportunity to generate revenue.

There’s no need to bust out a physics textbook to make your iOS 7 app’s views animate like real-world objects. With iOS 7’s new Dynamics API, views can be influenced by gravity, attached to each other with springs, and bounced up against boundaries and each other.

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