As an ultra runner, I am really into the mountains. As a software engineer, I’m really into data. So naturally, I’m interested in the intersection of both.
Blurb sent me off to QCon SF 2014 for three days.
Melody Meckfessel: Google/Cloud Engineering
Leslie Lamport: Programming is more than coding
Bruce Schneier: Security
If you’re familiar with Conway’s Law, it states:
With the famed “TDD is dead” debate around the Rails community largely coming to an end, I found myself referencing Martin Fowler’s article, Mocks Aren’t Stubs a good deal, trying to make sense of it in terms of how I write tests and code.
In one of my personal projects (Chordmeister), I’ve been trying to upgrade the code to be written in ES6 modules and transpile down to AMD modules with Square’s very excellent es6-module-transpiler project.
Chapter 2: Domains, Subdomains, and Bounded Contexts
It’s been approximately six months since I’ve entered engineering management. Here are some thoughts reflecting back on that season now.
In recent conversations with coworkers, the topic of Domain-Driven Design has arisen on more than a few occasions in design and architecture meetings. “Have you read it?” a coworker asked, “I think it’d help us a lot.”
I’ve noticed a bit of the buzz around Ember App Kit recently and decided to move Hendrix, my music management app, over from a Yeoman-generated Ember app to EAK with all its bells and whistles.
I’m starting up a new personal project involving Ember-Data and Rails (more to come). The gist of it is that it’s a pure frontend app engine built in Yeoman and Grunt, and designed to talk to a remote API service built on Rails.
Heard an awesome Ruby Rogues podcast recently: “Decomposing Fat Models”.
Janky is a Github-developed Hubot + Jenkins control interface. It’s developed to be deployed on Heroku. However, what if you need it to live on an internal VM? Here’s how I got it running on a Ubuntu (12.04 Precise) VM.
I’ve been hitting a lot of “Maximum file limit exceeded” dialogs after a long day at work – at any point in time I’ve got a kajillion Chrome tabs open, five or six Rails envs running (for dev and test) + Guard/Spork actively watching tests, and Sublime with another kajillion tabs open.
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Well, the inevitable happened: I finally experienced a hard drive failure. It’s pretty incredible that in the twenty-odd years I’ve been around computers I’ve never had the horror of losing a drive.
Did you guys know that you can use the ‘[ ]’ brackets in HAML to automatically set the id and class on a tag, kind of like Rails’ tag helper?
What’s that? You want to write an expectation for an array but your method returns the Array in a nondeterministic ordering?