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Transient Properties of the Realm

Realm is a good alternative to CoreData for your iOS apps. Setting up properties to be stored in the database is as simple as defining them in a model. But what about those properties that you don’t want persisted?

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0 Comments – By Tim Bugai on December 11, 2014

Quickly Test Slow Uploads

How do you test a slow file upload? Force it to be slow.

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0 Comments – By Daniel Morrison on December 08, 2014

A Not-So-Bad-Reminder to Blog More

Reminding and motivating your team to write blog posts can be hard. Constantly nagging them won’t help much either. With a slightly more constructive approach, we hope to increase our blog posting to once per week by scheduling months in advance and sending a simple reminder if we get off track using this quick and automated “Recipe.”

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0 Comments – By Spencer Toth on December 04, 2014

Let's Simplify Ruby

I want to make Ruby better by making it smaller. Who wants to help?

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1 Comment – By Daniel Morrison on November 27, 2014

Teaching Your Database New Tricks

Databases don’t come with complex field types like an image. That doesn’t mean we can’t store them in our database anyway.

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0 Comments – By Tim Bugai on November 26, 2014

String Interpolation: The Bad Parts

String interpolation in Ruby is great. It’s one of those niceties that I really miss whenever I venture into JavaScript land. But watch out! There are some lesser known “features” of Ruby’s string interpolation that can burn you… badly.

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2 Comments – By Steve Richert on November 25, 2014

Wet Paint: Redesigning Dead Man’s Snitch

Wherein Victor offers reflections on redesigning the app to improve usability and aesthetics.

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0 Comments – By Victor Sirotek on November 05, 2014

Attending the Grace Hopper Celebration

I attended the Women in Computing – Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in Phoenix, Arizona a couple of weeks ago. GHC is an annual conference where women in all stages of their career come together to talk about relevant topics both in computer science and on what being a woman in the technology field is like.

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0 Comments – By Maria Eguiluz on October 25, 2014

Simple Cocoa Configuration Using Swift Structures

Apple’s introduction of Swift to the Cocoa development toolbox has created a buzz amongst Cocoaheads. The language is flexible and lends itself to new patterns which traditionally Objective-C programmers are excited about. I got excited about a pattern that emerged while working on a new version of the Dead Man’s Snitch iOS app:* using Swift structs to store application configuration information*.

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0 Comments – By Chris Rittersdorf on October 01, 2014

How we write a Gemfile

Tips on how we like to organize Gemfiles and keep it clean.

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3 Comments – By Daniel Morrison on September 17, 2014

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