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09/01/15

How One Developer Learned to Appreciate Upfront Design

I used to be a web designer. I made and maintained some public-facing corporate websites. So when I began developing, my only concept of design was the graphic kind. Design for selling; not design for using. When I started freelancing as a developer, I could make functional software with no...

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08/14/15

A Beginner’s Guide to the Ember Run Loop

Have you ever wondered why you always seem to get this error message when writing unit tests? Error: Assertion Failed: You have turned on testing mode, which disabled the runloop's autorun. You will need to wrap any code with asynchronous side-effects in a run As someone who forgets the Ember.run...

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08/04/15

Releasing CRäKN, Weeks 9 & 10: How Do You Build An App Faster?

This post is part of a blog series that follows along as we work with our client, CRäKN, to build a software-as-a-service app. First post here. It was an action-packed couple of weeks for CRäKN. The team logged some extra hours as they raced to finish features for a demo....

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07/14/15

Circumventing Same-Origin Policy Using a Proxy Server

I had problems wrapping my head around same-origin policy the first time I encountered it, and I’ve found a lack of in-depth articles about how to deal with it. What follows is a small discussion of what same-origin policy is, and one simple solution for getting around it. Same-origin policy...

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07/07/15

Releasing CRäKN, Weeks 7 & 8: Racing Toward the First Dollar of Revenue

This post is part of a blog series that follows along as we work with our client, CRäKN, to build a software-as-a-service app. First post here. It’s always a little crazy in the middle. At this point, we’re just shy of the halfway mark for the initial 19-week build we...

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06/26/15

Releasing CRäKN, Week 6: User Testing an Early Version of the App

This post is part of a blog series that follows along as we work with our client, CRäKN, to build a software-as-a-service app. First post here. You can do great coding and design work in the office for weeks, but the real moment of truth happens during user testing. This...

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