September 2010

Welcome Chris Gaffney

By Daniel Morrison

Meet Chris, the newest member of our team.

gemfiles and branches

By Brian Ryckbost

Specify a branch for a git repository in your gemfile.

Practical Cucumber: Organization

By Brandon Keepers

Nobody knows how to organize cucumber features and steps. Every project has it’s own conventions–that is, if it has conventions at all. Here is a pattern that works for us.

Practical Cucumber: Factory Girl steps

By Brandon Keepers

Although they’ve been around for a while, very few people know that factory_girl comes with some really useful cucumber steps.

Practical Cucumber: Scenario-specific steps

By Brandon Keepers

Cucumber steps are meant to be reused. Keep them generic so you don’t have to work too hard.

Practical Cucumber

By Brandon Keepers

We love Cucumber but often see it poorly used and misunderstood. We are beginning a blog series about “Practical Cucumber” to give you tips and tricks and keep you out of a pickle.

They Stole My Idea!

By Daniel Morrison stole my idea! So why am I happy instead of mad? Because ideas are worthless.

Our Notes on Remote Pairing

By Daniel Morrison

Relevance posted some notes on remote pair programming so here are ours too.


By Brandon Keepers is a collaborative to-do list for work, home and life. Delegate tasks. Receive tasks. Complete tasks. Let’s do this.