June 2010

Living in the Moment

By Daniel Morrison

Are sports black & white, or is there room for human fallibility?

Stop lying.

By Keith Gaddis

“I don’t have time to test” seems to be somewhat of a recurring theme in hurried projects. Stop lying to yourself—and your clients.

Reflections on MongoDB

By Brandon Keepers

We have used MongoDB on several production and play projects over the last year. Here’s what we think about it.

sitemap.xml in Harmony

By Daniel Morrison

We added a Google Sitemap to our Harmony-powered site. Here’s how to do it.

How to choose a Rails contractor

By Keith Gaddis

How do you know you’re hiring a good Rails developer?

Meet Keith Gaddis

By Keith Gaddis

The latest team member at Collective Idea.

Clever Background Changes

By Daniel Morrison

Our backgrounds change, but they’re not random. We’re more clever than that. Let me explain…

On an Agile Space

By Daniel Morrison

Our workspace helps us work, and for the first time we have one of our own.

Quarter-inch Holes

By Brian Ryckbost

Theodore Levitt, Economist and Professor at Harvard Business School, once told his M.B.A. students, “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole.”

Our Collective Ideas

By Brandon Keepers

All of us at Collective Idea have shared our ideas separately over the years, but never with any form of consistency. We feel that it is time to be intentional about sharing our ideas as a company.