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How To: Refresh an iOS Hybrid App

By Mike Tierney on November 12, 2013

When developing hybrid apps for iOS, one of the biggest time-sucks is in resetting the simulator for proper testing of new changes. It turns out, Safari's Web Inspector makes this a little bit easier.

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Using the Grid in Bootstrap 3

By Chris Tate on August 2, 2013

Watch as I spend a few minutes, less than 5, showing you how to use the new grid class prefix structure in Bootstrap 3.

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What Size Image Do You Need?

By Chris Tate on July 19, 2013

When working with a designer, give them the biggest image you can find. Don't worry about format, file size, or anything like that, just do your best to provide the largest possible picture and let your designer take care of the rest. It's that simple.

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Using Storable and Faker to Create Mock Collections

By Mike Tierney on February 13, 2013

As part of my work, I often create prototypes of Rails applications. My preferred tool for doing this is Serve. But as excellent as it is, it's a very thin application with no persistence layer. To be honest, I don't really want a persistence layer at this stage. But there are times when I want to be able to iterate over collections of...

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Five Tips for Hackathon Participants

By Michael Bleigh on June 4, 2012

This past weekend I participated in Hack the Midwest, a Kansas City hackathon. The event was a huge success drawing a crowd of around 100 developers. As one of the visiting developer evangelists said, it was a great turnout for a New York hackathon, much less one in the midwest. At the competition I built Qup.tv, a simple service that will send...

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Goin' West - Ted O'Meara at MWRC

By Intridea on March 14, 2012

Ted O'Meara departs today for Salt Lake City, Utah where he'll spend the next few days immersed in the ever-evolving community of Ruby and Ruby on Rails developers. He's headed for destination: MountainWest RubyConf. Ted came to Intridea two years ago as a designer and in just a short time he's proven to be a dextrous and...

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Using Anonymous Classes and Modules in Ruby

By Michael Bleigh on February 13, 2012

One of my favorite aspects of Ruby is that just about everything is an object, even Class and Module. The ability to instantiate "anonymous" classes and modules can give you a great deal of power and help you out in situations where you otherwise might not have a clean solution. What do Anonymous Things Look Like? Anonymous classes...

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Grease for Squeaky Products - Tips from QA Land

By Maggie Lubberts on October 25, 2011

As a QA Manager who often oversees more than a dozen projects at a time across both client/services side and internal/product side development I get an inside look at what helps projects succeed. Today I’m pulling my head out of the depths of QA Land to give you an important tip that’s been rattling around my brain cage for the last...

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10 Tips For Open Source Citizens

By Michael Bleigh on August 11, 2011

You might think there's not really anything to being a good user of open source. Install the library, use it how you need it, and move on. And honestly, for the most part that's a fine thing to do. But if you want to be more than one of the silent users, if you want to help the projects you use just by using them, there are lots of ways...

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12 Tips For Teaching A Programming Class

By Adam Bair on August 3, 2011

As someone who has both attended and instructed many 2-5 days classes on programming topics, I’ve come to understand there are certain things teachers can do to make classes more useful and enjoyable. Here are 12 tips to keep in mind when creating and teaching a technical course:

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Web Application Development and The First Mover Advantage

By Chris Selmer on August 2, 2011

In the second post in the series on “Why Your Company Needs a Rails Shop”, we’re talking about the “first-mover advantage" and how outsourcing your development to a Rails company can get your product to market quicker. What’s The Big Idea? You’ve got a great idea. You know it’s great because you’ve done objective market research, talked...

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Vim Tip: Fast (and Easy) Project Searching

By Intridea on July 14, 2011

Our developers tend to have interesting conversations throughout the day in Socialspring Stream, our communication and collaboration application. It occurred to me today that it would make sense to take some of the useful tidbits of information that surface there and share them with the rest of the development community! After all, the...

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Android: Managing Multiple BroadcastReceivers

By Sam Yang on June 24, 2011

When I was developing the Presently Android client I ran into an interesting problem. If a user is in the main timeline activity and a new message comes in, the active timeline just needs to update with the new message. However, if the user is in another activity stream, (like viewing @ replies or DM's for example) and a new message comes in...

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How to use the Application object of Android

By Sam Yang on May 24, 2011

We know there is an Application class in the Android api and according to the class name, it's used for global settings or running entrance. What does it to do for an application? I will dive into it in this blog post. In the Android reference it describes the Application class: "Base class for those who need to maintain global application...

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Rails 3: Fully Loaded

By Andy Wang on May 13, 2011

It's been close to a year since Rails 3 came out and I've had the pleasure of working on several Rails 3 projects since its release. Some existing gems became irrelevant with the release of Rails 3, while others lived. Additionally, we've seen many new gems come to life. I'd like to share a stack of gems that I've been using this year. Hopefully...

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Twas Brillig, and the Slithy Code...

By Kevin Gisi on May 3, 2011

No matter what level of developer you are, at some point you will have the underrated joy of inheriting a legacy software project. And since we're fortunate enough to work in such a fast-paced community and ecosystem, "legacy" really encapsulates any piece of software more than a week or two old. Often though, we don't have...

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Improved BetterNestedSet Plugin

By Adam Bair on October 27, 2007

On a recent project when I was using the BetterNestedSet plugin to manage a large hierarchal set of data, I encountered a problem that required me to find all of the items in a nested set that had children and those that didn't. In nested set terms I wanted: all 'parent' nodes and all 'leaf' nodes that exist within the 'tree'. If you want to...

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