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Be The Better Rails Developer

Rails has been very prominent in web development the last 5-7 years, and for good reason. It is relatively easy to learn and its abstractions make it …

Databases

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss

No one intends to be a bad boss. Some just don't know any better. Here are 10 tips that will help any boss improve.<p>Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister …

By The Time You Give Them a Raise, They’re Alre...

There’s an endless amount written on the ‘net about hiring "Rockstars". Finding them, not settling, and all that. That you need to spend 20%+ of time …

Parse

We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone in the community and beyond. It’s been a great year and we couldn’t be providing all that is …

Protip: Faster Ruby Tests with DatabaseCleaner and DatabaseRewinder

<i>Please also see this blog post on tweaking your ruby GC settings.</i><p>I use and love DatabaseCleaner, although historically I had never paid too much …

The 2013 HTPC Build

I no longer own any laptops. Everything in our house is a tablet: multiple Nexus 7s, multiple iPad 4s, and a Surface Pro. In fact, the only …

Scaling Play! to Thousands of Concurrent Requests

Scala Web Developers often fail to consider the consequences of thousands of users accessing our applications at the same time. Perhaps it’s because …

Learn AngularJS With These 5 Practical Examples

By now you've probably heard of AngularJS - the exciting open source framework, developed by Google, that changes the way you think about web apps. …

Blog home

Do you realize how much time you’ve spent running bundle install?<p>No more sword fighting! Bundler 1.4.0 adds support for parallel installation. You …

OS X

From The Experts To You, Six Fantasy Football Tools For Total Domination

Yes. Fantasy football season is upon us. Amid a sea of apps and sites promising to get you a little closer to perfection, I turned to some of 2012’s most accurate fantasy experts to get their take on which online tools you actually need to be using when you’re quietly researching your lineup at …

Fly Vim, First-Class – Square Corner Blog – Medium

A Vim starter kit for OS X. Batteries included.<p><i>Written by</i> <i>Riley Strong</i><i>.</i><p>Engineers at Square use a wide variety of code editors: Sublime, IntelliJ, …

Practicing Safe BYOD: Is Your Data at Risk?

Image copyright Pixsooz<p>Over the next few years, we’re going to see the ad hoc use of personal devices in the workplace transform into a cohesive, …

Is Rails the right solution for your new startup?

Here is a tour of programming languages you might want to consider for your next big project. With a list of pros/cons.

The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)

A motley gang of anarchists, free-love advocates, and banana-rights agitators have hijacked <i>The Love Boat</i> out of Puerto Vallarta and are threatening …

A Look at OrientDB: The Graph

You have probably heard of document databases, like MongoDB, and you may have heard of graph databases, like Neo4j. I am willing to bet you have not …

Am I really a developer or just a good googler?

August 23, '13 Comments [98] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>I got a very earnest and well-phrased email from a young person overseas recently.<p>Some time …