Speeding up Rails Views and Design Decisions

At work, we recently encountered 2 very slow pages, both of them revolved around loading a list of accounts in HAML (around +2000). One page was loading them into a table and using jQuery DataTables to turn the table into an interactive interface. The other page was loading those accounts in a select tag and using Select2 to make them easily searchable.

you see how the shadows at the end of the borders




You see how the shadows at the end of the borders in each photo? See how the shadowed-border seems to disappear towards the end? I’ve seen that many times as a neat design trick to produce such a skeuomorphic effect, it’s usually done in photoshop and served as an image.

What are some good certifications for a junior developer?

Are there any skill-building programs or certifications out there that you could recommend to a developer at the very beginning of his (post-bootcamp) career? Something that could ideally be done in addition to a part-time or full-time job? Thank you

Development Workflow with Vagrant

Whenever any developer creates software within a certain level of complexity, it requires a certain environment required for the application. If you were building a certain Rails app that had Resque on it, you’ll need to install Redis on computer, if it’s using MySQL or a certain flavor of an SQL database, you’d also need to install it. If it has environment files or other 3rd party software needed to run (i.e. ImageMagick, etc.) you’ll also need to install those.