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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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08/19/14

How an Introduction to Ruby on Rails Class Saved My (Work) Life

Today’s guest post is by Joshua Rose, one of the students in our first Introduction to Ruby on Rails training class: There are things that we can’t change about ourselves. I was born a geek, always have been, always will be. I hacked on BASIC as a kid, studied computer...

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07/24/14

vim + tmux: A Perfect Match

tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached. – [tmux manpage][] When I first heard of tmux I just assumed it...

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07/22/14

Newb Teacher: My Adventures at DBC Chicago

This week I began a six week stint as a teacher at DevBootCamp Chicago. I’ve long been interested in the topic of how we can make it possible for more people to enter the field of software development. I got a chance to meet a DBC graduate, Tyler Shipe, when...

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