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.

09/21/12

Forms and JSON in iOS

Over the last six months we’ve been building an application for a client in the agricultural industry. There was a need to use portions of the application on an iPad literally out in the field. The app also needed to be location- aware, allow offline access, and to be able...

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09/19/12

Gaslight Podcast #1: Client-Side Development with Chris Nelson

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this inaugural episode of the Gaslight Podcast Kevin Rockwood and I discuss client-side development with Chris Nelson. We also talk about Mastering Backbone, Chris’ class for beautiful client-side code, and get a sneak peek at his upcoming talk at RubyConf. Mastering...

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09/11/12

The Correct Cucumber Regex for Matching Text in Quotes

What’s the correct regular expression to use for matching text within quotes of a Cucumber step? I argue that It’s not the one suggested by Cucumber itself. If I run a step missing step: When I click "Edit" Cucumber will suggest: When /^I click "(.*?)"$/ do |arg1| pending # express...

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08/30/12

Is this the end for PaidSimply?

Game Over! Since the last update I have been on and returned from vacation only to discover that our friends at FreshBooks have reversed course on their stated (to us) intention to not implement Stripe integration. On or about August 24 they released a feature permitting their users to enter...

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08/29/12

Happiness Matters

Happiness Matters A few months ago, I decided to check out LessMoneyConf and see what other companies similar to mine were doing, and if they experience the same types of challenges we do. It was certainly interesting to hear how others were solving similar problems, but it wasn’t until the...

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08/23/12

CocoaPods and You: A Primer for the Uninformed

I’d been meaning to actually build something worthwhile with iOS since I first heard about the SDK. A few months ago, we started work on a client project that was going to start out life as a mobile web application and evolve in to a native app. Peter was interested...

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