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Customer Written Cukes

…and why they’re awesome. Or not. On one of our more recent projects, we were given an entire suite of customer written Cucumber features. We’ve toyed with Cucumber in the past, but this was the first time we’ve actually implemented Cukes on a customer project. I thought I’d take a...

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World Congress of Engineering Asset Management

We have been working with Assetricity implementing the MIMOSA Common Conceptual Object Model information standard for operations and maintenance. This year the WCEAM was held here in Cincinnati. I was able to attend the Interoperability for Asset Management workshop for the last couple of days. While there we ratified the...

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Configuring Ubuntu 10.04 for Ruby on Rails Development

While mentoring local high school students we needed to configure a number of systems for Rails development. Ubuntu seemed to be the most reasonable choice of OS. Below are the configuration steps we used broken into one-time setup, repeatable demo app creation, and next steps. Motivation This system is intended...

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Web apps are dead, long live web apps

I was at RubyConf today talking to a guy who hates building web apps. I think a lot of developers feel this way, even a lot of web developers. I know I did, to some degree, even though I would tell you (and believe that) deploying software as a web...

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QCMerge: Intro To Rails

If you haven’t heard, QCMerge has put together a Ruby on Rails training course to bring aspiring devs up to speed, 0 to 60 style. By the end of the class, each student will have a basic knowledge of the the frameworkfrom which they can spring off to educate themselves...

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How to Succeed in Open Source ( In Ways You Haven't Considered Yet )

Tim Kindberg is a front end developer and UI designer here in Cincinnati. He’s recently presented Angular UI-Router here at cincijs and has helped us spelunk some of our Angular code. When Tim started talking about open source it was obvious that he had a unique experience. New contributors to...

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