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Codenvy Web Based IDE system is an interesting tool.

We have been reviewing the Codenvy Web IDE system for use by our members for doing code research for the projects we want to work on.

Our leader Michael McGinn was invited to talk with the Tyler Jewell, CEO of the Codenvy project to get a feeling for how it could work for our members.

Over all it was a very interesting phone conversation and I came away with hope that a robust solution for our members to code projects is possible now and will continue to get better as they release updates to the system over time.

We were comparing the systems to Cloud 9 and were happy to learn that the Codenvy system is built on a NodeJS non-blocking system so it has the ability to scale faster and be very quick. Cloud 9 is a different system in that it builds a virtual machine and every thing that happens gets run from that single virtual machine so there are going to be speed and scaling issues with virtual machine instance vs nodejs systems.

Give it a try:
https://codenvy.com/ws/waptug/WordPress  this is my account with my WordPress build in it.
https://codenvy.com/f?id=72qqs8e8u08hk9y3 is my factory link that you can use to log into Codenvy then persist it to your own account and develop with it.
Remember that if you want your code changes to be saved you must save the project. Changes you make inside the running project are not persisted between runs of the project. You must edit the project tree files to have your changes persist.




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you all for being members of the Web Application Programming Technology User Group.

We will be celebrating our 8th year as a networking  group in 2015!

We have a lot of fun projects to get involved with and a new year to get them completed.

We will have 12 meetings this year as always on the first Saturday of the month.

Here are the dates for you to add to your reminder calendars.

Meeting Dates for 2015

January 3rd, 2015

February 7th, 2015

March 7th, 2015

April 4th, 2015

May 2nd, 2015

June 6th, 2015

July 4th, 2015

August 1, 2015

September 5, 2015

October 3, 2015

November 7th, 2015

December 5th, 2015

A little history about our group.

In 2007 we started out as the Joomla Users Group of Bothell known as JoomlaForGeeks.Com where we focused on helping web site owners that used the Joomla.Org Content Management System.

In 2012 we added the group The Next Generation I.T. Club chapter of Cascadia Community College to connect web application and Information Technology students with our group to help them find projects to internship for.

Then in 2013 we added the Eastlake Community Church Web Site Development and Design Group to the meetings to develop a source for web projects to work on.

Then in 2014 we added the GeekZoneBooks.Com community support group to our meetings to provide a community support group for the web hosting customers of GeekZoneBooks.Com.

In 2014 we merged all the groups into a single name for simplicity and have developed our main logo.

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GeekZoneBooks.Com has always been our hosting sponsor and has provided domain and hosting for our sites WapTug.Org, WapTug.Com and WapTug.Net

We have over 50 members that have attended over the last 7 years and hope to grow our group to over 100 this year.

We also have plans to formalize our group into a self sustaining non-profit corporation and grow our group into a larger group with decentralized chapters around the world in colleges and churches by 2017 when we celebrate our 10 year mile stone.

In order to do that we will need a core group of directors to move that plan into existence so if your interested in helping to build our group into a actual non-profit corporation then please commit to attending all of the meetings in 2015 and let me know of your interest in moving forward on this project.

So have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Michael Scott McGinn, Leader

Web Application Programming Technology User Group







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Current projects

We have 7 active projects that need team members to join in on.

Our club web site needs developers, designers and copywriters to build out the site and come up  with interesting content.

We are working on building a Windows 32 bit C++ application to provide a key lock application to allow a toddler to play with a computer and make it do fun things with out being able to mess up anything on the computer with a random sequence of key strokes.

We have the source code for a program called ToddlerKeys (http://tk.ms11.net/) that we are going to extend into our new application called BabyBubbles.


We have the source code to a fun space shoot'em up game called Arena5.  It is a HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript based game that the author has released the code into the wild so others can modify it and make it into something new.  We have it hosted at WapTug.Org so you can play it and download the source code so you can modify it.

We have a project to create a highscore server web service API that the game can write the high score to each time some one beats the previous high score.  Then we will release this web service API so it can be open to the general web for other games to connect to and retrieve and store high scores on also along with the name of the player.


We have a project to create a game out of some cool playing cards that one of the graphics design group designed for sunday school kids at Eastlake Community Church. We have the digital files and we can use them as assets for some type of game.


We have a web based IDE tool hosted at WapTug.Net that will allow members to code up web applications on line and test them out. We are working on integrating this tool with WordPress so the membership databases are shared so a Single Sign On account will work on both systems.

We also are building a resource directory for all things web applications for speeding up the search for resources for new web application programmers.

We have a WordPress network setup to allow our members to create blogs and document their progress on working on our projects and showcase projects of their own.