Here are some useful tutorials and services that we recommend for the competition.
Nodejitsu's platform actually gives you access to free instances of several popular databases.
If you run
jitsu databases create couchdb myCouch, jitsu will tell you
the url for your new couchdb from iriscouch.
MongoLab is a full-featured MongoDB-as-a-Service cloud solution that completely automates the operational aspects of running MongoDB. With the MongoLab cloud platform developers can deploy and manage highly available databases for their applications and leverage automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support. Free 500MB databases are available on Amazon AWS, Azure, Joyent, and Rackspace.
No special credentials are needed to use MongoLab's free 500MB plan during Node Knockout. Just sign up to get a free account.
Check out the getting started blog post for how to quickly get up and running with MongoLab.
MongoHQ is the fastest and easiest way to create a MongoDB database to use with your application. Our goal is to allow developers to focus on what they do best while we keep your database fast, optimized and reliable. It takes less than 30 seconds to sign up and create a MongoDB database.
For NodeKnockout, we have available 512MB plans in multiple data centers. Simply sign up and create a database and you will have full access to our industry-leading tools and a friendly and intelligent support team. We're excited to see what you build ... Good luck!
Apigee will give out $4,000 in November to great apps that use node.js + App Services — read the blog post for details!
Apigee App Services is a hosted cloud service to store, retrieve & query your data — and so much more. Create a user record in our database and boom — we automatically give you a method to let that user sign-in to the service (using OAuth), let him own other pieces of data, post stuff to his activity wall, and the ability to become friends & share data with other users — without having to write a single line of code. Want to store arbitrary data? If you can express it as JSON, we can store it!
Check out the getting started blog post for more…
To sign up during the knockout, please go here.
We have a node SDK and plenty of documentation. If you need any help during the weekend, you can ping Rod or Tim on IRC (rockerston, timanglade in #nodeknockout on Freenode), GTalk (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org), email (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Skype (rockerston, timanglade).
Ratchet.io is real-time execption tracking on steroids. It has the basics covered—de-duplication, alerts, context, graphs, a solid backend—and adds a dashboard, search, replays, Github integration, an API, and more. Set it up in 5 minutes.
Sign in for the super-secret free signup link.
Teleportd provides an API for accessing mobile photos that are publicly shared online. It aggregates photos from Twitter, Instagram and a dozen other social networks, seeing an average of 100 photos/s. Geolocation and keyword tags are associated with the photos, opening up a wide range of use cases.
Sign in to see how to get free access to Teleportd's unlimited api during Node Knockout.
Email email@example.com if you want to use Impact for your Knockout project.
Looking to build realtime awesomeness with WebSockets at Node Knockout? Want to have scalable connection handling sorted out without any server configuration? Want to get things like PubSub message filtering, authentication, and presence for free? You should try out Pusher.
Sign in for a coupon to get one month of the 500 connection Startup plan for free.
You can use your own Amazon S3 account during the competition for files. If you'd like to use a Knockout provided account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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