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Segmentation faults on Travis CI caused by libxml-ruby

If ruby is segmentation faulting on Travis CI, try updating libxml

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0 Comments – By David Genord II on April 18, 2014

Regarding Rockstars

A potential client asked us recently: “What makes you rockstars?” The question had us stumped and it took a while for us to realize why. Here’s how we responded:

We’re not rockstars. We’re the roadies.

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2 Comments – By Steve Richert on March 16, 2014

Public Methods != Public API

I love designing and building APIs. Usually those APIs are in the form of REST web services. A lot of care goes into the interface of a web service because it’s how your application is presented to the outside world. But what about the interfaces of your internal code?

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3 Comments – By Steve Richert on February 19, 2014

Welcome Chris Rittersdorf

We’re very excited to welcome Chris Rittersdorf to Collective Idea!

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0 Comments – By Daniel Morrison on February 19, 2014

A Simple Pair Programming Setup with SSH and Tmux

Here at Collective Idea, we do a lot of pair programming. We also believe in remote working. When pairing with any of our remote developers, we typically use a combination of SSH and tmux. There are a lot of good articles on this type of setup, but we’ve settled on an easy solution that works well.

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17 Comments – By Tres Trantham on February 18, 2014

Selective Restore in MongoDB

MongoDB makes it really easy to selectively restore deleted or lost data from a backup dump without doing a full restore.

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0 Comments – By Jason Roelofs on February 14, 2014

False positives on Travis CI with CodeClimate / SimpleCov

The latest version of SimpleCov has a bug that ignores test exit statuses.

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0 Comments – By Jason Roelofs on February 11, 2014

Finding Insight Through Humor: Negative Keywords

Understanding what keywords visitors use to find your website will help you optimize your AdWords Campaigns…even if it involves snitching for the DEA.

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0 Comments – By Spencer Toth on February 11, 2014

Tuesday Tinkering: Try something new

Last week we held or first, hopefully of many, hardware hacking event dubbed Tuesday Tinkering.

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0 Comments – By David Genord II on January 24, 2014

Are your Google Tags Installed Correctly?

Often, people are left unsure if their Google tags have been installed correctly on their website. This simple tool helps troubleshoot installation of tracking codes and tags to see if yours are working correctly, or better yet, to see if you’re being tracked.

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0 Comments – By Spencer Toth on January 22, 2014

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