Software Development

DroidCon NYC 2016

Updated November 12, 2016 with available videos from touchlab This year I was lucky enough to attend DroidCon NYC, and soak up as much Android dev goodness as I could. There were a bunch of interesting talks, for a varying degree of knowledge level. Definitely something for everyone,...

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Gem Writing: Private Gem Dependencies

When you are working in a Ruby shop that doesn’t completely subscribe to the Majestic Monolith™ mindset, you’ll probably end up with some domain logic that needs to be shared across your apps/services. In Ruby Land, that means encapsulating that logic into a gem, so all of your...

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Keybase, GitHub, & Being You

A few months ago, GitHub announced they would start displaying a cool “Verified” badge when you sign your commits and tags are signed with GPG. Git itself has supported signing your work for a while, but I think this new visibility into being a good “Git Citizen” will encourage...

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The Blank Canvas Problem

Is there anything worse than starting a new project? Other than starting a new blog post, I would say no. I have a notebook filled with random app ideas, along with a bunch of parked domains just waiting to be brought to life. To date, exactly ZERO of...

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