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03/11/16

Custom Software Development vs. Off-the-Shelf: How to Choose a Winner

You’re probably thinking we’re biased on this question. After all, custom software development is 90% of what we do. But you might be surprised to find out how often we wrestle with this dilemma ourselves. Even though the most common title in our office is developer, we still invest in...

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03/03/16

Ready to Try Ruby? An Awesome Rails Cheat Sheet

Last week I wrote about making a Ruby and Rails course, and some of the lessons I learned in the process. One of the biggest lessons that I learned was that Ruby and Rails is way too much for a single session. Part of that pain came from the Rails...

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02/29/16

Microservices in Phoenix: Part 2

In the Part 1 of this series I talked about how to take a Phoenix application and break off bits into Microservices. I got as far along as extracting some code from a Phoenix controller into an OTP server. In this installment, we’ll take the next logical step and pull...

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02/25/16

Adventures in Teaching a Ruby on Rails Programming Class

To help get our local chapter of Women Who Code off the ground, I have been volunteering to help with classes. As the only developer working with Rails on a day-to-day basis, it seemed like a great idea for me to lead a Ruby on Rails class. Now, I haven’t...

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02/16/16

Wrapping jQuery with React

Are you interested in migrating your existing jQuery project to React? Maybe you’re just interested in using a jQuery plugin in your project and there’s no React component that handles your needs. Using a lot jQuery plugins in your React project is not something that I would encourage, but in...

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02/09/16

How to Start Developing Mobile Apps With AngularJS and Ionic Framework

We’ve been developing mobile applications at Gaslight for years. As is to be expected, our methods have matured in pace with advancements within the domain. We’ve been fans of Cordova for some time. Bus Detective’s mobile app is one example but it’s essentially just a Cordova wrapper of BusDetective.com. Recently...

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