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Tips for Landing a Design Job

Tips for Landing a Design Job

Viget Viget 22 March 2017

When we’re looking for design candidates, I spend a good chunk of time combing portfolios and creeping around LinkedIn. It brings back memories of how I felt at the start of my career. Namely... confused and overwhelmed, with no clue what a future employer might be looking for beyond my degree and GPA. (Two things that don’t matter nearly as much as I thought.)

How to Build and Test Decision Tree UX

How to Build and Test Decision Tree UX

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 22 March 2017

In which I make up a concept, define it and solve for it.

Announcing Free and Automated SSL Certs For All Paid Dynos

Announcing Free and Automated SSL Certs For All Paid Dynos

Heroku Heroku 21 March 2017

We are happy to announce the general availability of Automated Certificate Management (ACM) for all paid Heroku dynos. With ACM, the cumbersome and costly process of provisioning and managing SSL certificates is replaced with a simple experience that is free for all paid Dynos on Heroku’s Common Runtime. Creating secure web applications has never been more important, and with ACM and the Let’s Encrypt project, never easier.

Three Object-Oriented Programming Books Worth Reading

Three Object-Oriented Programming Books Worth Reading

Avdi Grimm Avdi Grimm 21 March 2017

A friend asked me to name my top three object-oriented programming books. I found this a little bit difficult to answer. It wasn’t a matter of narrowing down a large field. Rather, at first I wasn’t sure if I could come up with all of three books worth recommending. This is mostly my fault. I […]

Building Documentation with Gulp, Docco and LiveReload

Building Documentation with Gulp, Docco and LiveReload

Honeybadger Honeybadger 21 March 2017

In this post I discuss how to "modernize" a Docco workflow by adding a development server with live-reload.

Ruby 2.4 introduces Enumerable#uniq and Enumerable::Lazy#uniq

Ruby 2.4 introduces Enumerable#uniq and Enumerable::Lazy#uniq

Bigbinary Bigbinary 21 March 2017

In Ruby 2.4, uniq elements can be iterated upon for enumerable and lazy objects without creating an array.

On Markup and Layout

On Markup and Layout

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 21 March 2017

The relationship between semantic markup and layout.

Practical Computer Science in Ruby: Using Stacks to Solve Problems

Practical Computer Science in Ruby: Using Stacks to Solve Problems

Black Bytes Black Bytes 20 March 2017

If you don’t have a CS (Computer Science) degree you might feel like you are missing out on something… Or you may feel like CS is too theoretical to be useful… Or that Ruby already does all the hard work for you… In this post I want to show you one practical computer science concept […]

Andy Croll Interview

Andy Croll Interview

Development Thoughts Development Thoughts 18 March 2017

I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Andy in real life, I have had very interesting conversations with him on twitter and am very aware of his work via Brighton Ruby and more recently from listening to his Life. Time. Value. podcast.

How a rest stop on the side of the road inspired a web page design

How a rest stop on the side of the road inspired a web page design

Signal v Noise Signal v Noise 17 March 2017

Years ago I was driving back to Chicago from Wisconsin. On the Illinois side there are a couple of rest stops over the tollway. It’s a great place to get some gas, grab some caffeine, and stretch…

Demo - Mastering Code Review With GitLab

Demo - Mastering Code Review With GitLab

GitLab GitLab 17 March 2017

Code review shouldn't be a burden, it should make your team better and faster so you can keep delivering new features on time.

Are You For Real?

Are You For Real?

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 16 March 2017

Identify and manage your Imposter Syndrome.

ActionCable: The Missing Guide

ActionCable: The Missing Guide

Codeship Codeship 15 March 2017

Last updated:Wednesday, March 15, 2017ActionCable was introduced to Rails as of version 5. It allows you to create pub/sub WebSocket connections in your Rails application, which brings live updates to your user experience. ActionCable upgrades an HTTP connection between the server and client to a WebSocket. Some of the benefits of a WebSocket is that […]

Testing Third Party Interactions

Testing Third Party Interactions

Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots 15 March 2017

How to test integrations with a third-party API.

How to launch software changes without pissing people off

How to launch software changes without pissing people off

Signal v Noise Signal v Noise 14 March 2017

Software designers and developers are all about NEW. We like to experiment with far-out ideas and make shiny things. Our livelihood depends on it. We’re so addicted to NEW that sometimes it clouds…