Oct 30, 2014
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.
Oct 10, 2014
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.
Oct 8, 2014
The 12factor Application
A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.
Sep 9, 2014
Ever faced a codebase that had it’s last commit some years ago?
Jul 1, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Elain, my brother and I painted with water-color a few weeks back.
May 14, 2014
After years of being a developer, (.NET and Grails, now I’m 3 months into Ruby-land), I always run into productivity problems when developing email-related features. Here’s why:
May 10, 2014
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
May 5, 2014
Played around with CSS transforms in recreating the sliding menu found in atmospherejs.com. Made this from scratch without any dependence on jQuery.
May 4, 2014
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.