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.

08/23/13

Playing The Name Game

You just got home from a user group. It was fun. You talked with several long time friends. Best of all, you got to meet a couple new people! What were their names? If you’re like me you probably don’t remember. I am a long time introvert. More than a...

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08/21/13

I Survived Dev Bootcamp

Tyler Shipe is a talented and creative guy, who found himself working a desk job at a financial services company. A self-described child of “geeks”, and increasingly interested in the world of programming, he decided to take the plunge and apply to Chicago’s Dev Bootcamp. We’re really excited by this...

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08/19/13

I Like Pry But...

Everytime I talk about Pry I invariably hear “I like Pry but…”. More specifically, “I like Pry, but I wish I could step”, and “I like Pry, but can’t I do all this in debugger?”. My article is an attempt to squash this, and get more people trying Pry. Let’s...

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08/16/13

The Cincinnati Web Tech Study Group: A Learning Experience

Kenny Glenn is a recent graduate of the inagural Cincinnati Web Tech Study Group, creator of Cincy Ipsum, and a talented and swell guy. We really enjoyed participating in the group from our side. A big thanks to Kenny for graciously providing a recap of the experience from his. A...

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08/14/13

Measuring Engagement with Ruby

We’re making a huge effort to be more active on our blog. We want to measure how much activity our blog posts are generating on various websites. This led to the creation of engagement. Engagement is a Ruby Gem that will help you find out the number of comments a...

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08/12/13

Block, Element, Modifier

Why? CSS is the last frontier of web development. It’s usually a cluttered, unorganized mess of random styles crammed in a file. There’s always some attempt at keeping things organized, but the lack of structure eventually catches up and now you’re spending an hour digging through the CSS in the...

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