Gaslight Blog

To build lasting impact with our clients, their end-users, and our community.

Sure, we love to geek out over technology and design. But it's all for a bigger purpose - boosting your business. Through development, design and business categories here on our blog - we break down our best practices, what to look for when it comes to software development, and how you can in fact, leverage technology.

08/26/14

Small Sips of Gulp.js: 4 Steps to Reduce Complexity

Over the past couple months, I’ve been writing a lot of JavaScript and taken a much deeper dive into the node.js world, more specifically into Gulp.js as a build system for my client side work. One thing I’ve noticed when looking at other gulpfiles is that they have a tendency...

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08/22/14

Inside Dev Bootcamp: What I Learned From 6 Weeks of Teaching

It’s almost over. My six weeks teaching at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago are coming to a close. It’s an experience that I’m really grateful to have had. In many ways I feel like I’ve learned more than I’ve taught, and I’m okay with that. My not-so-secret mission all along was...

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08/21/14

Burlington Ruby Conference Talk: How to Consume Lots of Data

Concurrency is all the rage. When you have tons of data being shoved down your throat, you need all the help you can get. All the cool kids are turning to alternatives to try and keep up: node.js, clojure, erlang, elixir, Go. Popular thinking is that Ruby is too slow...

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08/19/14

How an Introduction to Ruby on Rails Class Saved My (Work) Life

Today’s guest post is by Joshua Rose, one of the students in our first Introduction to Ruby on Rails training class: There are things that we can’t change about ourselves. I was born a geek, always have been, always will be. I hacked on BASIC as a kid, studied computer...

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08/14/14

10 Totally Surprising Things About People Who Work at Gaslight

We recently created bio pages for every member of team Gaslight, and in the process, we uncovered some surprising facts about each other. Here are 10 we thought you’d enjoy as much as we did: 1. Photographic memory: Managing partner Chris Moore has a crazy good memory. We dare you:...

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08/12/14

9 Tech Tips and Tricks to Skyrocket Your Productivity

You don’t have to be a computer geek to boost your productivity with technology. But it helps if you’re friends with a few to give you the inside scoop. Here are just a few of the tools we use around the office to make life a little easier: 1. Manage...

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