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Interestings Announcing Gulp Jasmine Browser

The Pivotal UI team constructed Gulp Jasmine Browser: https://github.com/jasmine/gulp-jasmine-browser

If you are using Gulp and want to run Jasmine tests for your client-side code, use Gulp Jasmine Browser. It should feel just like using Jasmine Gem.

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What's said on the Internet stays on the Internet

Events Friday: Lunchtime Drawtime

Theme: Time Machine

Join us as we go back in time and mess history up…

…on the whiteboard, of course :)



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Learning Languages and Frameworks

You’re getting an itch 

So, you’ve been programming for a while now, but you’ve been using one stack.  Let’s say you’ve been building web applications with Java, Javascript and HTML.  New languages or frameworks seem like fun, but you are worried that you won’t be able to convince your manager that it will be worthwhile to try something new.

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Preparing for RailsConf Component-Based Applications Workshop

At this year’s RailsConf I am going to be teaching the workshop: Get started with Component-Based Rails applications! It is a 90 minute session that gets you from 0 to 10 components in 90 minutes. The session is in the Labs track and will be held on day 1, Tuesday, April 21 at 3:50pm.

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When your irreversible product decision needs to be reversed

“If I was forced to only use the product on my iPad, I would want to put a bullet in my head.”

The user interview was conclusive. The feedback couldn’t be any clearer, and we had heard this from more than one user that day – iPad-only was not the way to go.

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How to Create a BOSH Release of a DNS Server

BOSH is a tool that (among other things) deploys VMs. In this blog post we cover the procedure to create a BOSH release for a DNS server, customizing our release with a manifest, and then deploying the customized release to a VirtualBox VM.

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Deploying Cloud Foundry Microservices

The buzz around the microservice way of architecting software systems is taking hold across the Internet. Many people are trying to figure out what this means for their deployment strategy and their DevOps folks. Cloud Foundry provides great support for deploying these types of applications and this will be the first in a series of posts that will show how to effectively deploy a microservices architecture to Cloud Foundry. We will start with a single service and build up to a web or multiple services that talk to each other.

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Balanced Team – Janice Fraser

In this discussion, Pivotal's Director of Innovation Practice, Janice Fraser, talks about the balanced team. The basic proposition is that an environment with a balanced team makes work more streamlined, creates better client relations, and improves results overall. Janice's role is to help clients and consultants work in Lean and Agile ways.

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Your MVP Sucks – Tristan Kromer

Lean Startup fails when it becomes routine or ritualized. This will be a frank discussion of where we most often go horribly wrong in the dogma of the MVP.

We’ll also go over a simple way of organizing your toolbox of lean startup and user research techniques to quickly get at the heart of the issue and design a useful test of our theories.

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Davis used to code?

Interestings ActiveRecord doesn't query with Sets

We encountered a strange bug when we were eager loading some user specific data and weren't seeing the optimizations actually be used. Turns out the ActiveRecord doesn't know that Ser is enumerable and the query to the database ended up being users.id = NULL instead of users.id in (…)



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