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02/18/19

How an Understanding of the Scientific Method Can Make You A Better Practitioner Of Agile Software Development

Here at Gaslight, we pride ourselves on being practitioners of agile software development, which we believe provides the best methodologies and practices to develop the best software. A core methodology we practice (and preach) is test driven development (TDD), which is a style of programming that uses testing to drive...

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01/21/19

Framework Independent Web Components

Framework Independent Web Components The momentum behind Web Components is growing. Firefox has recently shipped full support for key Web Component standards. Microsoft just announced it was moving to rewrite Edge using the Chrome rendering engine. With Chrome having had support for Web Components for some time already, we can...

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12/03/18

A Starter Project with Goodies: Phoenix 1.4, Elm 0.19, and Parcel

A Starter Project with Goodies: Phoenix 1.4, Elm 0.19, and Parcel There has been a lot of excitement in the world of functional web development over the past couple months: the release of Elm 0.19 in late August and the recent release of Phoenix 1.4 with shiny new bells and...

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09/20/18

Using Ecto's Virtual Fields with select_merge

Using Ecto’s virtual fields with select_merge You may know that Ecto has a “virtual” field type that you can use to include pretty much anything in an Ecto struct. But did you know that you can also populate a virtual field directly in an Ecto Query? Say I have a...

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04/06/18

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm

The Beauty of Folds and Union Types in Elm The Problem After finishing up a side project in Elm about a month ago, I decided that I enjoyed the language so much that I might as well start work on a whole new side project. At the time I started...

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02/26/18

Elm, Elixir, and Phoenix: Reflecting on a Functional Full-Stack Project

A couple days ago, I wrapped up work on a side-project I started back in December 2016. It started out as a barebones server-side-rendered Phoenix app, and my only real goal at the time was to do a deep-dive into both Elixir and the Phoenix framework itself. The application is...

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