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Gaslight Podcast: Building an Employee Owned Company with Ry Walker

Your browser does not support the audio element. Ry Walker, Differential partner, talked with Michael Guterl and me about how he is “breaking the rules” to build his ideal company. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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What Feature Do We Build Next? Our Approach to Software Release Planning.

Right now we’re documenting the entire software development process at Gaslight. One of the hotly contested subjects around the office is how to build a release plan for new projects. Does it need to be documented somewhere? Or does it simply exist in the day-to-day interactions of a tight-knit team?...

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Video Wrap Up

Checkout these videos from our local user groups. You can find all our videos on our YouTube Channel March Embernati - Wesley Workman on async file uploads in Ember.js April CinciJS: Chris Nelson - Web Components: The Bright and Shiny Future of Web app development Tim Kindberg on Angular UI-Router...

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I'm Speaking at RailsConf 2014!

Abstract When our tests fail all we get is output in a terminal. Testing is core to the culture of Ruby, and the tools are sophisticated, but something big is missing from the workflow. Namely, a powerful debugger. Integrating Pry creates an interactive, enjoyable TDD workflow. In this talk, I’ll...

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Do I Have to Pay You Forever to Maintain This App?

This question pops up a lot when I’m meeting with potential clients. They want to know about software maintenance costs. What happens after we build an app? How do they keep it working day-to-day? And how much manpower and budget will that eat up? Let’s start with a simple truth:...

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What Community Has Done For Me

In the beginning… “There’s safety in numbers” as they say. As species go, Homo sapiens were not the first to figure that out. “Community” is at least a couple eons old. There’s fossil evidence of communal living pre-dates the dinosaurs but I’m no paleontologist. All I can do is tell...

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