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6 Ways to Remove Pain From Feature Testing in Ruby on Rails

Lire cet article en français. Writing feature tests in Ruby on Rails used to be the most painful part of my development work flow. Now I kind of like it. Here’s what’s different: 1. Don’t Use Cucumber Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following paragraph do not necessarily represent those...

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Better Code Design through Pictures

When I switched from Java development with Eclipse to Ruby and Rails with Vim, one part of my workflow that I missed for quite a while was the visual file browser in my IDE I was so used to seeing. It turns out having a visualization of the directory structure...

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Angular + Firebase is RAD

I believe that when developing an application feedback from the product owner is king. I try to optimize this feedback by delivering working features quickly and with as little ceremony as possible. Especially early on. This is one reason I have been so excited about rich client javascript frameworks such...

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Enfocus, Clojure and ClojureScript

I’m intrigued by Clojure and ClojureScript, but I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the concepts. I don’t have a computer science background. I developed a programming habit for professional purposes – I wanted to get things done and not wait for IT help. I’ve been reading about...

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Does CoffeeScript Have a Future?

CoffeeScript has made the landscape of JavaScript development so much more interesting. There is no doubt that CoffeeScript has emerged. Rails and any other framework worth its salt ships with support for it. Github’s internal style guide promotes it. We write it religiously at Gaslight. But Kevin Rockwood recently came...

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July / August Video Wrap-up

July CincyCocoaDev: Lightning Talks Dominic Macanas: UIAutomation from the command line with Tuneup.js Jonathon Hibbard: Cocoa Controls Top Picks Alex Robinson: View layout debugging with Reveal Jeremy Black: Project Nomad Doug Sjoquist: AppCooker and AppTaster demo - building quick prototypes July CincyRB: Ruby Warrior Ruby Warrior code review, Ifs the...

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