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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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Ask Super Chris: What is the History of JavaScript Frameworks?

We’re really excited to launch a new video series called Ask Super Chris. In these short videos, Gaslight co-founder Chris Nelson answers tech questions big and small – from how to support your daughter’s interest in technology to dealing with imposter syndrome. The first three videos just went live, and...

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How I Became a Web Developer

When Gaslight asked me back in November if I’d like to write a post about my experience becoming a developer, I was clueless about how to begin. I find writing to be difficult, and it can sometimes be a tough yak to shave, but here’s my attempt. Breaking the Pattern...

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3 Solutions for Using Meteor and AngularJS Together

Building rich client web apps has gotten a ton better in the past 5 years. Frameworks like AngularJS and Ember have provided solutions to most of the problems you are going to encounter building the client side of your app: binding, routing, communicating with the server, to name a few....

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Gaslight Podcast 32: Ember in Practice

Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode I talked with Wesley Workman, engineer at Batterii about being a long term user of the Ember JavaScript framework. We talk about the community, testing, and upcoming changes to framework. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe with iTunes

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How Good Developers Avoid Bad Code

Developers often like to think of themselves as engineers. We value things that make sense above all. Code is no different. Principles and rules often heavily influence the decisions we make while coding. With all of the information surrounding us, sometimes it can feel like our decisions can be heavily...

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