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Apprenticeship: Unlocking Potential
I just finished my 6th week of the Gaslight Developer Apprenticeship. Myself, another mentee, and our mentor have been injected into an agile team at a large company in town. The team is operating on a vertical, which means we own both the back-end and front-end code for our part...
Understanding Angular 2 Components for AngularJS Devs
What is it like to build an Angular 2 app, and how is the experience different from AngularJS? Angular 2 is component based. Components combine concepts that we are already familiar with from AngularJS. The Angular 2 Component combines the AngularJS Directive, Controller, and Scope. My article will attempt to...
Why Developers Turn Down Your Job Offers
You need tech talent to drive your business forward, but there isn’t exactly a herd of developers beating down your door. In fact, it might feel like you’re getting turned down an awful lot. Is it your job ad? Your recruiter? Your company? Or are all those developers just spoiled...
Intro to Ember and Ember CLI
Ember is a great tool once you know the basics. The infamous learning curve of the old days has improved drastically. Even then convention can be difficult when you don’t know what the conventions are. This talk from developer Jimmy Lauzau should help get you up and running. He covers:...
The Messy Middle: When Your Software Project Feels Like a Failure
I’ve been thinking about a few different ideas that are similar but contrary. The first is that I think we often gloss over how risky it is to build custom software. Joel Spolsky famously wrote just a few years ago what we’ve paraphrased to be “never do a big rewrite.”...
5 Ways to Write Sass That Plays Well With Others
Sass is an excellent tool for front-end designers and developers. It can improve the CSS authoring experience and help you quickly build out your design system. Like any tool, however, it can be misused. When working with teams or working on projects that will be handed off to a client,...