Adopting Design Behavior
The topic of design is all the rage these days in business circles. As
with any “rage,” the word has become severely overloaded. Despite the
decay in meaning, the principles of design are increasingly essential to
business success. This is especially true in today’s adapt-or-die
environment of rapid change.
Managers, Developers, and the In Between
We can - and we must - change what "career success" means for software developers.
Announcing JSONb Accessor
While it's been quietly available for nearly a year now, I'd like to formally introduce JSONb Accessor to the world. It is similar in spirit to Hstore Accessor but has a couple key features which differentiate it. Overall it provides more utility but requires Postgres 9.4 as well as ActiveRecord 4.2. So if you're stuck older versions, Hstore might still be the right choice.
DevMynd Joins Ruby Together
It's hard to imagine a more foundational command for a Rails developer than bundle install. You run it to get started in a new Rails app, of course, but then you also run it on every deploy, before every build, and with every full test run. Millions of times a day, some developer types bundle install into a terminal and expects it to work.
Jump Right In
You can put your toe in first to see how cold it is, but then you have to jump soon thereafter. Apprenticeships are popping up all over the place as companies and junior developers have begun to realize the mutual benefits of the old-school practice. I am finishing up mine at DevMynd and want to share my experience jumping into the ocean of technology and landing a few feet from a life raft.