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Since joining Haught Codeworks as an apprentice one month ago, I’ve spent a lot of time working with two particular gems, Administrate and Devise, in two different apps. This has led me to think about the magic and potential convenience that come with gems versus the customization and knowledge that come with building something yourself.

When it...


One important principle to apply when building amazing software applications is cultivating a QA Mindset while developing your product. I’m not sure where I first heard this mentioned, but Rand’s post on the subject stuck with me. The QA Mindset. If you haven’t read it, make a point to do so.

What is QA?

First, let’s cover the basics of what...


I recently read a post by Jocelyn Goldfein on The Right Way to Ship Software. It’s a great article that covers how different companies ship software. It’s well worth the read if you haven’t done so already. Over the last 17 years of shipping software, I can relate to her take on things.

At Haught Codeworks, we’ve had many types of clients and...


In the previous article I covered installing Dragula.js in an Ember project and built a simple wrapper component I could use to test basic Ember integration. This article will extend the simple component to bridge Dragula’s DOM based view of the application with Ember components and models.

Building A Bridge

Let’s start with a recap of the simple...


The 15th annual RubyConf wrapped up last week in San Antonio. Now that I’ve settled back into my routine, I’ve had some time to reflect on the conference and write down my thoughts.

I’m incredibly proud of what we put together and comfortable saying this conference was one of the best RubyConfs I’ve organized or attended. Compared to the previous...

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