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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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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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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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