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.

07/25/13

Upcoming Events

Lots of good stuff happening soon. Let’s jump right in! CincyNg AngularJS seems to be taking the world by storm. Mike Ball has organized an AngularJS group here in town and he’s calling it CincyNg. We’re hosting the first one next Tuesday, so come by and check it out! When:...

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07/25/13

Gaslight Podcast: Southwest Ohio Give Camp

Your browser does not support the audio element. Southwest Ohio Give Camp is an event that brings developers, designers, and other technologists together to work on projects to benefit charities. In this episode I spoke with Matt Brewer and Ryan Cromwell, the organizers of the event, to learn about the...

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07/24/13

Breaking Open Gridlocked Rails Applications

It’s not sexy work, but there are hundreds of companies out there with old gridlocked Rails apps. Developed by people who have moved on, or by intact teams who haven’t put a priority on paying down technical debt. These are companies doing good business but struggling to innovate. You’ll often...

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07/22/13

Why We Wrote a Blog

We just shipped a new version of our blog. It’s a Rails app. It’s not some fancy-pants, johnny-come-lately static site generator. Why on Earth would we do such a thing? Well, it turns out there are several reasons. It’s Rails We write Rails apps everyday. We write them for our...

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07/19/13

I'm speaking at Wicked Good Ruby!

I’m very pleased to announce I’ve been accepted to speak at Wicked Good Ruby, Boston’s first Ruby conference! Some of you may have seen me speak about market analytics in the MMORPG Eve Online at the Cincinnati Ruby Brigade. I’m going to be presenting the same concepts, but further developed...

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07/19/13

Angular: The Component Orientedness It Makes Me Happy And Why

Being a geezer programmer ain’t all bad. True, sometimes it’s incredibly annoying to those around us: “Back in my day we had a trash 80, a cassette player, and some duct tape AND WE LIKED IT!”. But other times, we get to look back over decades of programming with some...

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