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.

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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03/25/14

The Best Resources for Learning Elixir

I’ve had a ton of fun learning Elixir lately, and have been trying to consume as much content about it as I can. It is really a shame that my brain doesn’t have multiple cores and run on the Erlang VM, because I could probably get through a lot more...

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03/20/14

The Problem With Novel User Interfaces

Perusing the website of a User Experience Coach, I found a case study with this example mock-up for a search interface: The user swipes a list of items to the left or to the right to include or exclude them from a list. Because the UI is novel (i.e. confusing),...

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03/14/14

ActiveAdmin is the New Spreadsheet

If your company is anything like Gaslight, it’s pretty common to have a bunch of spreadsheets in Dropbox or Google Drive to keep track of random operational details. We have had spreadsheets tracking time off requests, birthdays, G-Days (employment anniversaries), blog writing schedules, and contact information for team members. Spreadsheets...

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03/13/14

Gaslight Podcast: Software Patents

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I talked with Eric Bitzegaio, former digital patent attorney and current developer, to discuss software patents. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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