We’re happy to announce that Simple App Group is sponsoring the Development Workshops at ConvergeSE 2012. Which means we will be there in South Carolina with some awesome free swag and we’ll also be giving away some prizes. Make sure you stop by to say hi and put your name in to win one of the prices. We’re going to give away a prize during each of the three breaks on Friday and and a grand prize during the lunch break on Saturday. If you win on Friday you can still win on Saturday. We’re playing around with a couple of ideas and are hoping to possibly launch a new app while there. We won’t say what we’re doing until we are actually at the conference.
This week we took some time to assemble a brand new custom server here at Simple App Group, the server which is simply named Database One is our new local MySQL/MongoDB server. Most of the time running a local copy of a database on each development machine isn’t a problem, but when you have to run complex queries for a project while still working on other things that are going to hog your CPU it comes in handy. Database One consists of:
- Habey RPC-800 Steel 4U Rackmount Server Chassis
- Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G
- OKGEAR 36” SATA 6 Gbps Cable W/Metal Latch, Straight to Left Angle, Black, Backward Compatible with 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps
- Intel Xeon E3-1220 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 80W Quad-Core Server Processor BX80623E31220
- Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5” Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AS
- Intel S1200BTS uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C202 DDR3 1066/1333 DIMM
- Antec VP 450W Power Supply
Everything except the power supply was sourced from NewEgg, it was picked up at the local Staples. I’ve already determined a few more servers we could use at the office, mostly for testing out future projects but for now our office has one.
Yesterday we setup a Simple App Group account over at Dribbble where we will be posting works in progress (WIPs) as well as random design ideas we have whether it’s for a simple button, or a full web app. You can currently check out some of the work we’ve been doing on our first iOS app and check back later for more projects.