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Agile League
Design, Development, Tech

Design Tools for Developers

You can’t have a designer on every job, and sometimes as a developer you’ll be tasked with thinking about the layout and design….

Agile League
Design, Development, Tech

Development Tools for Designers

Design and development teams are integrating more and more, and chances are you’ve worked directly with a developer on your team or as…

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Tech

Quasi-Functional Search

There are plenty of website features that can sit in a half-broken state for a long time. They don’t toss outright errors or…

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Business, Tech

Developer Experience - Optimism vs Realism

Experienced developers are expensive, while green ones are cheap, at least in comparison. So what exactly are you paying for when you hire…

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Development, Tech

ConnectJS 2015 and Playing with Arduino

I just finished presenting at ConnectJS 2015 on Prototyping and DIY Electronics with JavaScript. It was a fun crowd and I had a…

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Business, Tech

Application Costs as You Scale

In a previous post, we detailed the monthly cost for running a web application. Our figure of $150-$200 per month was for a…

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Business, Tech

Full Monthly Cost of a New Web Application

Sometimes it’s hard to remember all the different pieces that might add to the monthly cost of running even a small web application….

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Tech

Staying on top of Rails Deprecations with Airbrake

Last week I updated a legacy Rails application from 3.2 to 4.0.  I wanted to quickly address as many Rails deprecation warnings as I could,…

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Design, Tech

SASS - Try Before You Buy

I had several people reach out after last week’s podcast about LESS and SASS. They were interested in trying it, but already had…

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Tech

Deploying to Elastic Beanstalk using symlinks to...

If you follow the standard instructions for deploying to Beanstalk, they’ll tell you to check your database.yml file into git. On the plus…

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Design, Tech

In Browser Prototyping, Moving Beyond Photoshop

Raster programs are powerful tools, and helped create the design of the web as we know it today. Lets be honest though, the…

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Tech

Smiler: D3.js + SVG + Ember + Firebase - Up on Github

I just wanted to note that I’ve released Smiler, my D3.js project used for a few presentations, up on Github. I can’t imagine…