Frameworks, link share and entrepreneurial investments

So since I have been living here in Cancun I have been involved with this developers meetup where we talk and share impressions and comments around development topics. Things like frameworks, languages, best practices and also just have fun with new applications and discoveries. All these took part on last meetup we had yesterday.

The atendee list was small even if many more verified their assistance. A total of four developers gather, most of them I already knew from previous sessions however a new face showed up to this meetup. Some great applications where shared during our meetup including an application similar to the Illumination software creator, which generate applications for Linux, Windows, OSX, Iphone, Andorid and so on, but a new one called Titanium. The whole toolkit is based on Javascript and then generated into the native language. Quite similar to the Illumination software except is a pygtk generation and flex.

Other topics were circulating including the troubleshooting of a JQuery module for the use inside a site. While some hacking was going on an interesting discussion which I decided to record about the differences between the frameworks and MVC model versus the traditional way of developing web applications.

The discussion was pretty interesting and the comments about Python vs PHP and how MVC can be applied to certain applications. There was also some link sharing including Woopra, an alternative to Google Analytics. Rescuetime.com which acts as a monitor of your time spent in at the workstation and teach you how to save time between the applications you are working at.

There was a small discussion about hosting services and cloud services versus VPS and smaller shared accounts, on price point and also cloud services. From local backup to Carbonite and similar cloud services which I am not very found off. My philosophy on using linux for example has changed the way I percieved hardware and when making a selection on netbooks or laptops I just see a shell to my information that lives on different devices as opposed on planning and saving for just 1 expensive piece of tech.

The last part of the meetup was quite interesting, we change scenery and went to a Wings Army which was a good time to throw some food. We were able to talk about the business side of entrepreneurship. We went from venture capitals in Mexico to a directory of south california investments. He told me his experience with government funding and how corruption brought the whole thing down. Something unfortunately very common in the government.

Eventually going back to stories about how to look for greener pastures and try to refocus the strategy and how to avoid huge ammount of paperwork to get by the funding of the solution. I shared my personal strong critics to the Mexican ‘investors’ being completely missplaced as far as what market capitalization vs monetization and growth. As many would notice, Google, twitter, and even Facebook, monetization was always pushed further and delayed as much as possible, even now at 50+ billion dollars there still not substantial monetization yet investment is now pouring from every angle.

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