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.

11/16/12

A Case for CoffeeScript

I’ve been writing JavaScript applications for the past few years. I’ve spent a lot of time learning JavaScript, and I’ve established a pretty solid development work-flow. We use CoffeeScript here at Gaslight, so when I came on-board, I was not at all excited to switch. I’ve spent the past few...

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11/15/12

Gaslight Podcast #5: Jim Weirich on Rake, Staying Sharp, and Testing

Your browser does not support the audio element. This week we spoke with Cincinnati local Jim Weirich about the new version of Rake, how he keeps learning, and the case for different kinds of testing. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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11/13/12

Intro to JavaScript Game Development

It’s probably not surprising that many of us Gaslighters would consider ourselves gamers. In fact, as I write this, I’m over-hearing @dougalcorn and @st23am standing at the coffee machine, sharing their weekend “Eve Online” exploits. As such, it was our great pleasure to provide a home for a couple of...

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11/02/12

Post GiveCamp Reflections

GiveCamp this year was a great opportunity and I had an awesome time. Taking a weekend out and focusing on giving back to charities that are making a difference in peoples lives and communities felt really good. Also I got to hang out with some great people. Our charity CUFA...

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11/01/12

Gaslight Podcast #4: Roadtrippers.com with James Fisher

Your browser does not support the audio element. Kevin and I had a delightful conversation with James Fisher of Roadtrippers.com. While gazing over Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, we talked about the challenges of running a start-up and the trouble with the advice you’ll receive along the way. Subscribe with RSS...

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10/25/12

Rails Rumble Recap

Last weekend I participated the 2012 Rails Rumble. The Rumble is programming competition where teams of up to 4 people have 48 hours to build a web application with Ruby on Rails. My teammate @joshowens had actually won the contest in 2007 with his recipe building application “Tasty Planner”. In...

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