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In 1891, a startup idea was born. The Quadricycle. It consisted of two bikes, lined up side by side, and powered by a gasoline engine. For over a decade, the founder of the Quadricycle iterated on it’s design, tirelessly committed to the idea that, one day, he would bring this “horseless carriage” to the masses. This kind of startup mentality still exists today in big companies such as Ford, who recently invested in Pivotal to help bring many of the Silicon Valley principles to the auto giant. The success of the recent Boulder Startup Week also underscores how pervasive this hunger to be able to deliver exceptional customer experiences at the speed that Silicon Valley giants move.
Software development teams that aim to be more “Agile” often pick and choose the pieces of an agile methodology that suit them. For some reason standup is usually picked first, way before addressing their waterfall ways. I guess it’s … Read more
Meetings are crucial to healthy team communication. But they’re also opportunities for waste, occasionally dull, and always expensive. Every team is different, but continuing the theme of “Convention over configuration for process”, I’ve found the following structure keeps meetings to … Read more
Interestings Massive DDoS might affect Internet speed
http://blog.cloudflare.com/deep-inside-a-dns-amplification-ddos-attack… Read more
Helps Sinatra Logger
We have a Sinatra app mounted on Rails. If we raise an error in the Sinatra app, it doesn’t show anywhere. Can we attach the Rails logger somehow?Interestings Code Climate Blog: Rails Insecure Defaults
Interestings Ruby 1.8.7 end of life – No security fixes after June
More here: http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-dev/47201… Read more
Interestings .ruby-version (& .ruby-gemset)
The community appears to be converging on .ruby-version as a standard way to convey a project’s Ruby version. This as opposed to .rvmrc or .rbenv
If you use RVM you can also use .ruby-gemset to specify … Read more
Someone suggests using Google Frame.
Verb: Repeat or prolong an action, thought, or utterance after the stimulus that prompted it has ceased.
"Underscore.js + performance improvements, bug fixes, and additional features."
Font-Awesome: Like Bootstrap's icons but better
Icon parity with Bootstrap 2.0.3
Long environment variables are BAD on Heroku
Just don't use it, the application won't start. And also make sure you have quotes surrounding strings with equal signs in between.
jquery plugins tend to mess with your markup and force it into a specific layout which can break your behaviour
When running regular rspec tests and acceptance test combined slow build time were observed, breaking them out into different builds resulted in a 25% speed up (combined 21 min, only rspec 5min, acceptance 10min)