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04/01/15

How Continuous Deployment Boosts Developer Morale and Productivity

We recently partnered with one our our longest-running clients, Sharethrough, to transition their projects to continuous deployment. This practice means that when you push code to the master branch in your repository the system is automatically deployed to production on a successful build. For the non-developers in the audience, this...

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03/26/15

Why You Should Co-Locate With Your Development Team

I used to love my cube at Knovation. It was comfortable and secluded, held all of my belongings, and gave off that “don’t bother me I’m busy” vibe. For the work I was doing at the time, it made sense. I moved between managing metadata and writing lengthy software requirements,...

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03/06/15

5 Reasons You Need to Watch Real People Use Your App

Last week we jumped in a minivan for a software road trip with our client Knovation. Six of us drove from Cincinnati to Mooresville, North Carolina, to observe teachers and students at Mooresville Intermediate School using icurio—a web-based learning engagement tool we helped build over the past year or so....

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02/20/15

Beyond Pivotal Tracker: Managing Software Projects With Trello

Two years ago, we wrote a popular blog post called “Why Not Pivotal Tracker?” It outlined some of our frustrations with Pivotal and mentioned that we hoped to replace this tool with some form of kanban. We’re often asked for an update on how we’re managing software projects now. The...

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01/29/15

Ask Tom and Yehuda: Your Burning Ember.js Questions Answered

We’ve been partnering with Tilde over the past six months or so to create the Introduction to Ember.js online class. For the course material, we filmed a series of exclusive videos with Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz, Ember’s creators, but we also found ourselves with a little extra time to...

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01/27/15

The Philae Experiment: Landing an Elixir App on Meteor

A few months ago Super Chris Nelson challenged me to use Elixir to talk to a Meteor application because “It sounds like something Elixir would be good at.” At the time a few local developers—Doug Rohrer, Chris Nelson, Paul Henrich, Jason Voegele and I—had been meeting on a regular basis...

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