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We’re happy and excited to introduce our newest product, Twallaby! We host QCMerge and couple of technical get-togethers, like the Web Tech Drinkup, here in town. Tweet walls are a pretty standard thing at these kinds of events, but we found the the available services were sorely lacking. Most are...
Scraping By: Dev Tips for Designers
You are a designer working in web today. Because you make the things pretty, you are used to chucking your designs over the developer wall and leaving it there. Wrong. Any designer worth their salt working in interfaces has to have some basic understanding of how to run a dev...
Breaking Open Gridlocked Rails Applications
It’s not sexy work, but there are hundreds of companies out there with old gridlocked Rails apps. Developed by people who have moved on, or by intact teams who haven’t put a priority on paying down technical debt. These are companies doing good business but struggling to innovate. You’ll often...
Why We Wrote a Blog
We just shipped a new version of our blog. It’s a Rails app. It’s not some fancy-pants, johnny-come-lately static site generator. Why on Earth would we do such a thing? Well, it turns out there are several reasons. It’s Rails We write Rails apps everyday. We write them for our...
Angular: The Component Orientedness It Makes Me Happy And Why
Being a geezer programmer ain’t all bad. True, sometimes it’s incredibly annoying to those around us: “Back in my day we had a trash 80, a cassette player, and some duct tape AND WE LIKED IT!”. But other times, we get to look back over decades of programming with some...
How to Time Travel Your Data
I wanted to get my thoughts down about a recent talk I gave here at the Gaslight Office about Datomic. It was inspired by a talk given at RailsConf 2013 by Yoko Harada introducing Relevance’s Diametric Gem, which provides an ActiveModel wrapper to Datomic. Datomic is database written in Clojure...