Password managers have been around for a while, but I’ve been skeptical about using them and was turned off to the recurring billing model (more on that later).
For a recent project, we wanted to efficiently present a week’s worth of data grouped by day, where each row represented the summary of an hour of activity.
These are 5 great OS X apps I use almost every day. Give them a shot. If you find they are useful for you, send the app developers a “thank you” and consider giving them a donation!
At work we collect IRS W9 forms from our independent contractor partners each year. This year we wanted to automate the process of collecting the information, by allowing the contractors to supply their information through their existing app.
With git commands and bash scripting we can clean up old branches quickly.
At OrderUp we rely on voice calls and SMS messages to communicate quickly with customers and team members. SMS messaging means that we don’t need to know the specific platform or capabilities (iOS or Android) of the recipient device. It...
Doug Williams and Joe Bondi from RunKeeper gave a technical talk at the WeWork Boston South Station location in December 2014, as part of the Stack Dive series. The talk explored the technical stack that supports the app and web...
This tip describes how to write a rake task in a gem, then use it in another Ruby gem or Rails app.
A nice usage of Ruby blocks in application code is to externalize some repeated code.
This is my recommend list of Ruby gems for Rails apps.