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Joe Lennon

Joe is CTO @ ePubDirect in Cork, Ireland. He is the author of HTML5 in Action and Beginning CouchDB, and is a regular contributor to IBM developerWorks.


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eBook Subscription Services - Does the Netflix model work?

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This post is an article I wrote about a month back, and was originally published on the ePubDirect website. It seems like the entire world is talking about eBook subscription services right now. Since news of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service, there has bee…

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Professional Node.js Training

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Today I am launching an intensive, 3 hour online training course that guides through the process of building and deploying a Node.js application from scratch. The course walks through building an app using the increasingly popular MEAN stack - MongoDB, Express…

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A tough job interview

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A few years ago, I was contacted by someone in Gilt Groupe about a potential role in their front-end engineering team in Dublin. At the time I was happy in my Product Manager role in Core and was routinely ignoring similar emails from recruitment agencies and…

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ASP.NET MVC 5 on Mac OS X with Mono

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In ePubDirect, our platform is built on a .NET technology stack. As a Mac guy, the thought of spending most of my time in Windows gives me shivers, so I've spent a little time looking into how to work on .NET on a Mac. The open source Mono project is a relati…

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Deploying a Node.js app to IBM BlueMix

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In this article, you will learn how to build a simple Node.js application and deploy it to IBM's BlueMix platform. BlueMix makes it easy to deploy your apps into production, and provides a variety of services that simplify common tasks such as data storage, c…

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File Uploads with Express 4.0

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One of the side projects I'm currently working on is a quick online ONIX for Books file validator utility. The tool is built using Node.js and Express, and I quickly ran into an issue with handling file uploads. Searching Google didn't help all that much, part…

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Writing Technology Books

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I love technology books. Ever since I was a kid I have loved the in-depth coverage and detail offered by books in my industry. I still remember picking up a copy of UNIX Unleashed for about £6 when I was in school and lugging it home in my backpack. The book …