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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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The Evolution of Ember: A Look at Its Past, Present and Future

Let me take you back to January 2013 and the darkest days of Ember. For my co-workers and I, it was the heyday of “Ember vs. Angular.” We knew that each had a lot to offer over our current Rails and Backbone stacks, but OMG, WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE? Ember...

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Why We Need Cincy Day of Functional

Last month Gaslight developer Geoff Lane wrote about the fact that our whole dev team has been working together to learn Clojure. This functional language has a lot to offer to both developers and clients. I’m very excited about working with Clojure even though lately I’ve fallen for another language...

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Top 3 Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

I was recently asked by a new employee for a list of all the reasons a software project can fail. At first I thought it would be a huge list, but as we discussed it I realized nearly all the reasons boil down to three key things, and not a...

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New Client Project: Second Story Auctions Launches!

Huge congratulations to our client Second Story Auctions! We’ve been working with them for several months to build an online estate auction site that’s both gorgeous and functional. The first auction just launched this week, and you can start bidding right here. Here’s a look at the site design: Browse...

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