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Agile League
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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Design

Google Font Pairing - Web Font Selection Made Easy

In our recent podcast on web fonts, Drew offhandedly mentioned that Google Fonts provides pairing options. I decided to check it out, and…

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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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Business

Side Projects for Fun and Profit

When someone comes to me with a side project idea, I ask them to classify it under one of the following categories: I’m…

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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…

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Tech

Elastic Beanstalk Thumbs Down

I’ve been working on a project for a client, and one of their requirements was to host the application on Amazon Web Services,…

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Tech

Back up an S3 bucket to another S3 bucket using...

If you’ve got millions of objects sitting in an S3 bucket, backing them up to another bucket is a difficult task. The web…

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Tech

Wherelizer: Update Your Deprecated ActiveRecord...

We recently upgraded a several-year old Rails application up to the Rails 4 release candidate. One of the most painful aspects of the…

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Business

3 Things to do Instead of Going to SXSW

With SXSW in full-swing, there may be some entrepreneurs out there wishing they had gone and wondering what they’re missing out on. Going…

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Tech

Switching from Apache/Passenger to Nginx/Unicorn

I hate running in place, and that’s often what low-level stack changes feel like. My users don’t care if the website is served…