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This would be awesome as an alternative to Facebook having all your likes / personal information and other companies tapping into that. Imagine if you stored all of that in Enigma instead and only gave it to the companies you trusted.

So you could store your own list of favorite music bands in the cloud and share that with say spotify or pandora to get personalized recommendations, but nobody else knows about it. Then you store your favorite authors in another location which only amazon has access to. Or your medical records could be kept in the cloud and only shared with your personal doctor, then easily transfered to another doctor if you switch.

This seems like a great solution for storing these small pieces of personal information in the cloud without having to give them all to a central authority like so many people do with Facebook currently.


I've always thought this would be amazing for file storage in general. A Dropbox that just syncs with the cloud encrypting your content with a private key and you can withdraw it at any time. You simply give back say 5 x as much storage as you use for the data mirroring.

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AFAIK this was the concept behind Wuala. Founded in Switzerland, later bought by French company LaCie. According to their website the clien side encryption is still there, however they discontinued the collaborative disk space business model.

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We're trying to recreate that concept with peergos, https://github.com/ianopolous/Peergos we're considering trying to use ipfs, http://ipfs.io under the hood which would be nice. Wuala was great but they never open sourced it and stopped the storage earning in 2008.

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Like http://storj.io/ ? I think they have a lot of code to write though.

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Don't forget http://maidsafe.net/

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Wow they are moving to Rust. It's going to be quite interesting

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Is anyone here running Meteor in production? I've seen so many intro's and demo's and prototypes but have yet to see any actual products / companies built around it yet.

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I have two Quora answers on similar questions:

- http://www.quora.com/Which-startups-use-Meteor-in-production - http://www.quora.com/What-open-source-software-uses-Meteor-f...

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Workpop is a large production app running on Meteor. They also raised $7.9m http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/workpop/

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A couple months ago we launched edgee, a platform for sharing high-quality content in carefully curated collections, called edgees. The app runs on Meteor and we're very happy with it. http://www.edgee.com

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Great site, awesome UI. I'm also working on a web app using Meteor. This just gave me some inspiration.

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Thanks for the kind words :)

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I browse with cookies disabled for privacy reasons. How is it that every time I visit a webpage made with meteor, the only thing I get is a blank page ? Is it specific to meteor to not work without cookies enabled, couldn't it at least display a message asking me to enable cookies, even an error page explaining why I get nothing but a white background.

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Sidebar.io is based on Telescope which powers a number of sites: http://sidebar.io/

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Hmm. Sidebar is an example of a site that has no reason to use client-side scripting at all. It's a plain list of links, and yet doesn't work without Javascript, and is far, far slower than it should be.

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A good summary of pop-webdev in 2015

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Creator of Sidebar here. You're right, it's not the best showcase of Meteor. The reason it's this way is because it's running on a very old fork of Telescope (http://telescopeapp.org), and I haven't had time to update it.

But you make some good points. Meteor is not for everything, and if I had known from the start that Sidebar would end up being just a list of links I might have used a different stack (like Rails, or even a static site generator).

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Check their home page - and those exact words you used just now, those look awfully familiar to what people used to write when Rails first came out. :)

I have such high hopes for Meteor!

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I tried this a few days ago in latest chrome and it didn't work for me. Is it working for anyone else?

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It does work for me on both latest Chrome and latest Firefox on OS X. On the latter video streaming is not supported though.

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Are you guys hiring junior front end or js developers at the moment? Specifically someone with no professional experience but is smart, has basic skills and is a quick learner.(I'm teaching her at the moment and she really wants to work in Amsterdam)

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There are 3 other reasons that I use a Web IDE now (started using Cloud9 about 9 months ago)

- When doing client work it's much easier to show clients what you're working on at any time. Don't need to mess around with a staging server and uploading files + DB changes etc.

- All client projects are in their own environment with their own config / env vars / DB. So say a client wants changes made 3 months down the line it's super easy to get the project back in the state it was then. On a local machine I frequently run into problems where I've updated my machine or changed config since last working with them and it takes an hour or two just to get the project going again.

- When learning new languages can just create a new project of that type and it has everything you need ready to go. Especially useful if you have a windows machine where using NodeJS / Rails is often much more painful than it should be.

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Full disclosure: I now work for Cloud9 (wish I could edit this into the above post but HN won't let me now). I wasn't asked to post these points and the reason I recently applied for a job there was because I enjoyed the product so much.

Just wanted to post about why I made the switch to an online IDE because I only realised what a time saver it was for client work after I started using it.

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Yea Cloud9 gives you a virtual container (with root access too) that you can run anything in just like you would on your local machine.

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How long ago did you attempt to install Cloud9? It's recently been updated (~2 months ago) to the new V3 which is much easier to install and run offline (https://github.com/c9/core)

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Cloud9 Collaboration mode is also open source: https://github.com/c9/c9.ide.collab (Same code that's used on http://c9.io which can be used for free). Has chat and ability to work with multiple files out of the box.

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Cloud9 manages to pull off all 3, and in javascript to boot. I honestly don't notice any difference in performance between it and ST3 (other than initial loading, which is a given seeing as it's web based).

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