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4 Reasons We're Having Fun Programming Elixir
Ruby on Rails has been our go to server side technology for quite a few years now, but we’re always evaluating other things coming down the pike. On the client side, there’s been a number of hugely productive newcomers, but on the server side nothing has created the same level...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...