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10/07/14

Why We're Learning Clojure

At Gaslight we’re most widely known for our work with Ruby and Rails. We’re also highly experienced in everything JavaScript from JQuery to Ember to AngularJS and more. But sometimes we need to break out of what’s comfortable in order to learn and grow. How do we keep up with...

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09/03/14

Why Every Designer Should Make Friends With Developers

I have worked pretty closely with developers since I graduated from The School of Advertising Art and started my first job as a web designer. Collaborating with developers has taught me a lot, but I’ve noticed that some designers shy away from working closely with devs. While it’s true that...

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08/26/14

ElixirConf Talk: Writing Command Line Applications with Elixir

I was introduced to Elixir at a local functional programmers’ group cincyfp. The syntax drew me in, and I ended up staying for it’s semantics and functional nature. I’ve been having a ton of fun programming in Elixir. It’s really helped me to think about my programs differently and break...

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08/26/14

Small Sips of Gulp.js: 4 Steps to Reduce Complexity

Over the past couple months, I’ve been writing a lot of JavaScript and taken a much deeper dive into the node.js world, more specifically into Gulp.js as a build system for my client side work. One thing I’ve noticed when looking at other gulpfiles is that they have a tendency...

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08/22/14

Inside Dev Bootcamp: What I Learned From 6 Weeks of Teaching

It’s almost over. My six weeks teaching at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago are coming to a close. It’s an experience that I’m really grateful to have had. In many ways I feel like I’ve learned more than I’ve taught, and I’m okay with that. My not-so-secret mission all along was...

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08/21/14

Burlington Ruby Conference Talk: How to Consume Lots of Data

Concurrency is all the rage. When you have tons of data being shoved down your throat, you need all the help you can get. All the cool kids are turning to alternatives to try and keep up: node.js, clojure, erlang, elixir, Go. Popular thinking is that Ruby is too slow...

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