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Tagged in 'ironblogger'

OMG, Stop using abbreviations!

This past weekend, my sister sent me a text message that she was in “CH”. I assumed this meant Clinton Hill (a popular neighborhood in Brooklyn). In fact, she meant Crown Heights (a different neighborhood in Brooklyn which is not …

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Taking the asset pipeline out of Rails

While exploring other languages, and frameworks, I found that I tend to miss some of the tooling that Rails provides. In some cases I’ve leveraged what was in that community, and in others I’ve tried to bring across some tools …

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Rails is omakase; so is AngularJS

Opinions

DHH, one of the creators of Rails wrote a seminal blog post about Rails’ configurability and design to permit choice, while still presenting opinions on application structure. This sits well with my general sense of what’s right. I like …

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Doing it right

A famous American man called Theodore Roosevelt once wrote:

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. …

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Balanced Team Sunday Salon at Pivotal Labs

This Sunday Pivotal Labs hosted a Balanced Team Sunday Salon following the three-day LeanUX NYC conference. LeanUX was chock-full of amazing talks and workshops, and the ensuing sentiment was my brain hurts! The Balanced Team Sunday Salon was a chance …

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Play Games with Me!

This past week, we led a Discovery and Framing session with a new client. At Pivotal, the 2 week D+F (as we call it) is an exploration into what should be built. We look into who the target population is, …

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Clojure and the asset pipeline

In my continuing trend of trying to create a polyglot application, I’ve been working on introducing an asset pipeline into my small Clojure application. There’s a Clojure plugin, lein-haml-sass, that’ll do a good job, but it depends on a JRuby …

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Developing; Fast and Slow

I recently picked up a copy of Daniel Kahnemann’s Thinking; Fast and Slow. It’s an excellent book describing, amongst other things, the many ways in which our brains process signals and inputs from our environment. I’m talking here about various …

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How To Maintain Separate Design and Development Backlogs

In How To Manage A Design Backlog, I talked about some of the general ideas behind managing design work on teams where developers use an agile, XP-based backlog. In How To Integrate Design in an Agile Backlog, I talked about …

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Clojure, migrations and Heroku

My last Clojure post covered some TDD, this post is going to discuss how I added migrations and a deployment to Heroku to that same application. I’ve been teaching myself Clojure by rebuilding my simple personal website, so I was …

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