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.

10/04/11

Configuring Ubuntu 10.04 for Ruby on Rails Development

While mentoring local high school students we needed to configure a number of systems for Rails development. Ubuntu seemed to be the most reasonable choice of OS. Below are the configuration steps we used broken into one-time setup, repeatable demo app creation, and next steps. Motivation This system is intended...

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09/30/11

Web apps are dead, long live web apps

I was at RubyConf today talking to a guy who hates building web apps. I think a lot of developers feel this way, even a lot of web developers. I know I did, to some degree, even though I would tell you (and believe that) deploying software as a web...

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How to Succeed in Open Source ( In Ways You Haven't Considered Yet )

Tim Kindberg is a front end developer and UI designer here in Cincinnati. He’s recently presented Angular UI-Router here at cincijs and has helped us spelunk some of our Angular code. When Tim started talking about open source it was obvious that he had a unique experience. New contributors to...

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Letting Go: The Next Phase of the Gaslight Blog

I spearheaded the Gaslight blog effort almost two years ago. I’m a developer who wanted to realize some unique value as part of a company I believe in. It’s time for me to let go of that. Gaslight is changing. Growing. We don’t just create awesome software anymore. There are...

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QCMerge: Intro To Rails

If you haven’t heard, QCMerge has put together a Ruby on Rails training course to bring aspiring devs up to speed, 0 to 60 style. By the end of the class, each student will have a basic knowledge of the the frameworkfrom which they can spring off to educate themselves...

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Gaslight: The Most Important Thing

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” - Peter Drucker We leaders all say that culture is the most important thing, but what are we doing to foster the culture of our organizations? My goal in this post is to share a few things that have worked for us and that you...

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