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.

08/14/13

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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08/09/13

With Purpose

In July of 2009, six people began talking about how they might start something in Cincinnati. A place where they could have better control over how software is built and shipped. I was fortunate to be one of the six in this conversation, and by October 2009, Gaslight was born....

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08/08/13

I'm speaking at Windy City Rails!

I’ll be speaking at Windy City Rails on September 12th! At Gaslight we’ve been using Rails to build a logistics system with custom hardware components. Overall the project has been a big success but also a significant learning experience. We’re handling concurrency between the hardware and our app at multiple...

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08/08/13

Gaslight Podcast: Managing Software Teams with Joe Pantuso

Your browser does not support the audio element. This week Joe Pantuso, CTO of Ahalogy joined us to talk more about managing software teams. We talk more about Kanban, hiring developers, and working with distributed teams.

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08/07/13

40+ Resources for Building Robust Rails Applications

So you want to become a better Rails developer and embrace object oriented principles when building Rails applications? While there is no substitute for experience, you have to start somewhere. I have been collecting resources on the subject for some time now and you can find them below. Please add...

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