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.
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?
We’re very excited to welcome Chris Rittersdorf to Collective Idea!
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.
MongoDB makes it really easy to selectively restore deleted or lost data from a backup dump without doing a full restore.
The latest version of SimpleCov has a bug that ignores test exit statuses.
Understanding what keywords visitors use to find your website will help you optimize your AdWords Campaigns…even if it involves snitching for the DEA.
Last week we held or first, hopefully of many, hardware hacking event dubbed Tuesday Tinkering.
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.