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Adventures in Teaching a Ruby on Rails Programming Class
To help get our local chapter of Women Who Code off the ground, I have been volunteering to help with classes. As the only developer working with Rails on a day-to-day basis, it seemed like a great idea for me to lead a Ruby on Rails class. Now, I haven’t...
Wrapping jQuery with React
Are you interested in migrating your existing jQuery project to React? Maybe you’re just interested in using a jQuery plugin in your project and there’s no React component that handles your needs. Using a lot jQuery plugins in your React project is not something that I would encourage, but in...
How to Start Developing Mobile Apps With AngularJS and Ionic Framework
We’ve been developing mobile applications at Gaslight for years. As is to be expected, our methods have matured in pace with advancements within the domain. We’ve been fans of Cordova for some time. Bus Detective’s mobile app is one example but it’s essentially just a Cordova wrapper of BusDetective.com. Recently...
5 Things I Learned at CodeMash
I attended CodeMash this year and had a great time meeting new people and expanding my brain. Here are five very different things I learned. Particle Photon and the Internet of Things On the first day, I attended a pre-conference half day session in a special area called the Microsoft...
5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Freelance Developer
You found a talented freelance developer and built the first version of your app. This new piece of technology has proven it’s worth for your business. You’re adding features and relying on it more everyday. But at a certain point, you may need to trade up for a larger development...
Microservices in Phoenix: Part 1
Last month at CodeMash I gave a talk entitled “Low Ceremony Microservices with Elixir.” I spent a lot of the talk working through an example auction application in Phoenix. During the talk, I started with a “Monolith” with all of the code directly in the main Phoenix project and gradually...