Posts filed under 'Technology'

CSS: Why we need localized constants

There’s become a growing concern that, in general, CSS is broken. While it hasn’t been something that’s prohibited me from work, it’s becoming more apparent the more complex our application gets. Scoped CSS is something quite a few projects are...

How we escaped Rails using Webpack and React.

In celebration of Camp JS next week, we thought you’d like to check out a talk at last years’ Camp from our very own Macropod developer Conrad Pankoff. Setting off from deep inside the rails asset pipeline, join Conrad as he walks through the...

The bug tracker says “Done” … but what is Done?

Imagine, if you will, working in a software company. Now, imagine you work in the customer support team, and it’s your job to take customer feedback, log bugs for the dev team and communicate with the customer once things are fixed....

Porting a Web app to Mobile.

In some downtime, we decided it might be worth the time to dust off Gitr (the result of a little hackathon we had just before Christmas) and turn it into a proper, installable mobile app. Unfortunately, this post won’t be ending with...

Building a better GitHub Wiki

Using GitHub Wiki for software specifications Recently we decided to tighten up some of our processes around documentation and specification of projects. The goal was to take the conversations that usually happen in Slack and document them somewhere where we...

Why we all got Slack (and loved it)

  As company that builds apps to improve productivity, we’re always on the look out for tools to improve our own workflow. We try out our competitors products, we try out new gadgets and we love experimenting at tweaking our...

Emails: Cost you time and your client money.

We’ve been scratching our heads, to work out a way to quantify the cost of email communication… In a BugHerd survey on customer service sent out late last year,  83% of respondents stated that email was the preferred way of...

Kickstarting Open Source

The Rails.app project is an Open Source project on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1397300529/railsapp) and it is aimed squarely at solving a problem we’re all too familiar with. The project aims to make it easier for folks to set up a Rails environment...