What hackers don’t know about businessRead More

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The hackers in the valley have managed to convince all the business majors that learning to code is important; Coding is a prerequisite for communicating with your programmers or to attract a good technical co-founder. At Filepicker.io, we have found ourselves debating about this quite often. However, I also want to argue the reverse, that […]

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A Day without ProgrammingRead More

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If you are a programmer working on a startup, force yourself to spend a day working where you don’t write any code. Seriously, do it, and make it a habit. You and your company will be greatly benefited. The time’s I’ve done it here at Filepicker.io have paid off in spades. Here’s the thing: I […]

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Passing PointersRead More

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A number of developers have asked recently why Filepicker.io passes around everything as URLs, and to me the better question is why more serivces don’t pass everything around as URLs. For any object of substantial size, passing around a reference to the object is far more reasonable and resource efficient than passing around the object […]

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HN Prefers Vi over EmacsRead More

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Recently on Hacker News, two posts about in-browser editors with cloud storage integration (shameless plug: both via filestack.com) reached the front page: one for vi and one for emacs. Follow the discussion on HN Here are the statistics for both posts: Show HN: Emacs in the browser with Dropbox, GDrive, Github, etc. 17 points, 5 […]

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Common problems with large file uploadsRead More

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Large file uploads can be a problem. Follow the discussion here on HN Over the last few decades, Moore’s law has kept storage size increasing at a breakneck pace, with 1 Terabyte drives now increasingly common in PCs. Alongside this rapid increase in storage, we’ve seen the average file size go through the roof, with images […]

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Why the photos space will continue to be hot. Five interesting hacks from Photo Hack Day 3-San FranciscoRead More

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High energy, high quality and high stakes. Photohack day 3 was all of that and more! Follow the discussion on HN Photohack day 3 was the first edition on the west coast of the increasingly popular Photohack day hackathon put together by Aviary and its partners (Facebook, Dropbox, 500px, Samsung, Walgreens, Sincerely, Flickr, Flashphoto, Fujifilm, […]

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Why Files ExistRead More

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Whenever there is a conversation about the future of computing, the discussion inevitably turns to the notion of a “File.” After all, most tablets and phones don’t show the user anything that resembles a file, only Apps that contain their own content, tucked away inside their own opaque storage structure. This is wrong. Files are […]

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Project Ideas – Send a faxRead More

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Keep ‘em coming has been what you’ve asked for, so here we are again: another inspiration for a service we’d love to see built using Filepicker.io In some ways, this idea is similar to the last Inspirations post on printing cloud photos using Filepicker.io, but in a different domain: Send a fax from Filepicker.io Ideally […]

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Success Story: Bugly – Issue Tracking EvolvedRead More

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Success Story: Bugly – Issue Tracking Evolved buglyapp: We’re happy to announce that we’ve just deployed a new release, where the star of the show is a much improved issue details view. We’ll take you through all the changes below, but let’s review what was wrong with the old details view first: It was difficult […]

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Project Ideas – Print PhotosRead More

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We heard a number of people say how much they liked our last Project Ideas post on a Filepicker.io and Pixlr mashup, so we’ve got another idea for you: Print Photos Directly from the Cloud We at Filepicker.io now actually have most of our personal photos uploaded to the cloud, between Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, stuck […]

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Mimetypes versus ExtensionsRead More

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Over the last few days we’ve had some conversations here at Filestack about how content types will be identified in the future, whether we will still all be using extensions on filenames like .txt or whether mimetypes are the way forward. If you want to brush up on mimetypes, the wikipedia article is great. Here’s our […]

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Project Ideas – Filepicker + Pixlr mashupRead More

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Sometimes over dinner or while we’re waiting for our tests to pass, we’ll chat about some of the neat applications that someone should make using Filepicker.io. Some of them are probably just a couple hours of work, others weekend projects, and others potentially whole startups! But given that we think that they would make the […]

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Upcoming series on Success StoriesRead More

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We’re starting to write some “success stories” around people who have used Filepicker.io in their applications. If you’re interested in being profiled, shoot us an email at contact@filestack.com or leave a comment and we’ll reach out. Otherwise, watch this space! It’s really neat to see how websites are using Filepicker.io in so many clever ways. […]

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