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.

04/15/14

How to Achieve The Content Scale Effect

The content scale effect has become a fairly popular design pattern across the web and mobile apps recently. This is the effect where the main content section of the UI is pushed, pulled, scaled, or rotated in some way to reveal additional information. In most cases it is used show...

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04/08/14

Do I Have to Pay You Forever to Maintain This App?

This question pops up a lot when I’m meeting with potential clients. They want to know about software maintenance costs. What happens after we build an app? How do they keep it working day-to-day? And how much manpower and budget will that eat up? Let’s start with a simple truth:...

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04/03/14

Testing Behavior vs. Testing Implementation

Test-driven development is more art than science, and understanding what to test for comes only with experience. Further complicating things is that testing for the wrong stuff can create a suite of tests that are ugly, brittle, and provide false-positive passing tests. One of the keys to clean and reliable...

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04/01/14

What Community Has Done For Me

In the beginning… “There’s safety in numbers” as they say. As species go, Homo sapiens were not the first to figure that out. “Community” is at least a couple eons old. There’s fossil evidence of communal living pre-dates the dinosaurs but I’m no paleontologist. All I can do is tell...

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03/28/14

Gaslight Podcast: Ruby Culture with Dave Thomas

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode, Dave Thomas, Doug Alcorn and I discuss how Dave became involved with Ruby, how the culture of Ruby has evolved over time, and Jim Weirich’s legacy in the community. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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03/27/14

Structuring CSS on the Filesystem

Introduction Chris Moore already pointed out that CSS is the last frontier of web development and that we’re mostly using BEM to structure our CSS at Gaslight. Six months has passed and we’re still using BEM so that probably says something. We’ve now used BEM on multiple projects and we...

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