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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.


The Michigan Lean Startup Conference: An Attendee's Perspective

Fresh on the heels of QC Merge I found myself en route to Grand Rapids for the region’s best kept secret, at least as far as lean startups are concerned, the Michigan Lean Startup Conference (MLSC). The second year conference is sponsored by Momentum, a Michigan-based seed stage accelerator. New...

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Pryme Time

I’ve been trying to expand my ruby toolset. The other day I had thirty minutes to try out ruby-debug and failed. I couldn’t get it operational, and I ended up here in a sad state of affairs. How could the ruby debugger be languishing in the latest ruby versions? I...

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OS X Spring Nuking

Sometimes you just get fed up with your broke-ass environment and you need to start over. Despite best intentions, you temporarily lose your vigilance, and you end up with macports and homebrew on your machine at the same time. Strange poltergeists creep into your machine and start warning you about...

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Real Views with Draper

I recently latched on to a tweet thread that was originated by Michael Guterl (@mguterl), in which he expressed his frustration with view helpers and erb in rails. The frustration was echoed by others, and being somewhat new to Rails, I can’t say that I’ve personally felt much pain first...

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Customer Written Cukes

…and why they’re awesome. Or not. On one of our more recent projects, we were given an entire suite of customer written Cucumber features. We’ve toyed with Cucumber in the past, but this was the first time we’ve actually implemented Cukes on a customer project. I thought I’d take a...

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World Congress of Engineering Asset Management

We have been working with Assetricity implementing the MIMOSA Common Conceptual Object Model information standard for operations and maintenance. This year the WCEAM was held here in Cincinnati. I was able to attend the Interoperability for Asset Management workshop for the last couple of days. While there we ratified the...

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