Using the 5 Whys Approach for Your Startup
To determine the root cause of an effect or problem, the 5 Whys approach encourages a deep dive by simply asking “why” to the answer of a succession of questions.
Can we Meet Up in Austin?
Our main gathering is the 8th Annual Downtown NOLA Party, on Monday, March 14. It jumps off at the Lucky Lounge at 9:00 PM with live music by Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
Apprenticeship : Workspace Essentials to Round Out the Learning Process
“There’s nothing you can’t do if you get the habits right.” I’d like to highlight the workspace essentials, processes, and resources that have been most useful in my learning process as an apprentice engineer.
Duck, Duck, Ruby: Duck Typing in Ruby
The implementation of the Ruby language is built using duck typing and it would seem wise to build our Ruby applications in that way.
My Vim Setup
I use relatively few plugins and try to keep my VIM environment as simple as possible. Here are the plugins I really like for a simple vim setup.
Executive Advising, Not Startup Advice-ing
How I sold my company, started building a coaching practice, and joined a new team in 9 months — all because I know the difference between…
React Testing with Jasmine: A Simpler Way
You might want to avoid Jest if you don’t need its features, don’t like its conventions, or if Jest is incompatible with your other tools. If you choose not to use Jest, you can use Jasmine directly instead.
A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Facebook API in Your Rails Application
There are a lot of resources out there, and a lot of different ways to leverage the Facebook API. Here’s a look at the process to get up and running as a developer.
Multi-line Ellipsis Using Pure CSS As a Workaround
Two weeks ago the engineers were given a challenge to write a method that cut off a block of text leaving an excerpt trailed by an ellipsis. As soon as the engineers were given the challenge question, I began to scribble down the front-end version.
From Computer Science Student to Professional
I value the education I received from college, but I have learned in today’s world, going to college is not a requirement to becoming a good developer.