Archives for December 2012

Server Provisioning Automation – Part 1

In the next few blog posts I’ll describe how we automated several parts of our server provisioning process.  In this first blog post of the series I cover the pre-provisioning phase, in which servers are prepared so that they can be remotely accessed and kickstarted.  Next, I’ll illustrate the provisioning phase and show how we […]

Using Windows 8 for Creating Apps

Deciding to give it a try, I downloaded Windows 8 to my personal laptop.  I then ran the update that promised to keep all of my files and settings intact and held my breath.  Thankfully, it turned out to be the smoothest Windows upgrade I’ve done to date. Then, the real fun began when I […]

Constant Contact 2012 Hackathon: The Results

In mid-November, Constant Contact held its Innovation Jam & first API Hack at our Waltham, MA site. The overall goal of the event was to inspire our developers to innovate and solve small business challenges using APIs. The Hack began with demos from our API friends Twilio and WePay. Following the demos, Dave Berard, our […]