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.


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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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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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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Gaslight Podcast: Kanban Smackdown Part 2

Your browser does not support the audio element. We continue our talk about Kanban and dive into discussion of work in progress and creating a self organizing team. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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How to Time Travel Your Data

I wanted to get my thoughts down about a recent talk I gave here at the Gaslight Office about Datomic. It was inspired by a talk given at RailsConf 2013 by Yoko Harada introducing Relevance’s Diametric Gem, which provides an ActiveModel wrapper to Datomic. Datomic is database written in Clojure...

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Style Guides: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Grid

Bam, I have created the perfect design. Every checkbox is in place, all the type is perfectly aligned. Oh wait, I resized the window and everything IS WRONG. One of the things I miss the most about print design is the certainty that an element will appear precisely where I...

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