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08/08/13

I'm speaking at Windy City Rails!

I’ll be speaking at Windy City Rails on September 12th! At Gaslight we’ve been using Rails to build a logistics system with custom hardware components. Overall the project has been a big success but also a significant learning experience. We’re handling concurrency between the hardware and our app at multiple...

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08/08/13

Gaslight Podcast: Managing Software Teams with Joe Pantuso

Your browser does not support the audio element. This week Joe Pantuso, CTO of Ahalogy joined us to talk more about managing software teams. We talk more about Kanban, hiring developers, and working with distributed teams.

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08/07/13

40+ Resources for Building Robust Rails Applications

So you want to become a better Rails developer and embrace object oriented principles when building Rails applications? While there is no substitute for experience, you have to start somewhere. I have been collecting resources on the subject for some time now and you can find them below. Please add...

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08/07/13

React Hooks at a Glance

Why Hooks? Why should you use hooks? What benefits do they provide? They give you the ability to connect and reuse stateful logic, removing the need for render props and higher-order components. * They help take the logic that is spread out among the many lifecycle methods of a complex...

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08/06/13

I'm speaking at CocoaConf Columbus!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at CocoaConf Columbus next month. You should totally be there. I’ll be talking about CocoaPods, the awesome iOS dependency management tool. Here’s the full abstract: Dependency Management is one of those things you just shouldn’t have to worry about. Unfortunately, doing iOS and...

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08/05/13

4 Lessons Learned Doing Angular on Rails

We’ve been working on one of our first Angular projects with a Rails backend. It’s been a great experience. I wanted to share a few things we learned that we hope are helpful to others building Angular on Rails apps. Skinny controllers in Angular In the Rails world, “Fat models,...

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