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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.


Server-Side Rendering with Next.js

Next.js is a production-ready framework built on top of React that provides advanced functionality, such as Server-Side Rendering. Prerequisites: Some React experience Node.js 12+ Yarn 1.22.0+ Npm and Npx Why...

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Rails New: Introduction

The Plan A few months ago, our VP of Development, Tim Mecklem decided to change the format of the Cincinnati Ruby Brigade CincyRB by rebooting the meeting content, both literally...

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Demystifying AWS S3 uploads in Ruby on Rails

Amazon Web Services include S3 (Simple Storage System) which Amazon describes as “an object storage service” that provides “scalability, availability, security and performance”. While there are many types of objects...

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Every Pixel Matters: Tips to use them most efficiently

When you’re programming, one of the most important things is the code you’re writing. Because our brains are limited and our code is mostly not, you’ll want to see as...

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Transform small tables with ActiveHash in Ruby on Rails

In a recent Ruby on Rails project, we needed to work with days of the week. We considered making a small table so we could fetch it, sort it, and...

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A simple trick to improve Rails performance and maintainability using enum

It is generally known that calls to the database are inherently slower than accessing a variable already in memory. You really do not want to create a bunch of small...

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