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April 2013 Blog Posts (5)

You don't have to be at the same desk (or even the same continent) to pair program with someone

In case you are not super familiar with pair programming here are the core essentials of how it works.  Two programmers sit in front of the computer they are working on and slide the keyboard/mouse back and forth. The person with the controls is called the driver the other is navigator or observer.  To those that have never done it before it can sound kind of stupid but when it's done right it can actually be…


Added by Chris Sass on April 26, 2013 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Tech Visa Update

Political junkies (like me) and immigration stakeholders (including many technology employers) have been watching as the immigration reform process moves forward in the current congressional session. After much watching and speculation (see for example, earlier posts here) about what impact this will have on the high tech industry, there is now a bill being offered in the U.S.…


Added by John Robert Egan on April 21, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

The Changing Face of Software Development in Japan

Our Night Out with Heroku Japan & Friends

During our trip to Japan last month we got to enjoy an evening out with the Heroku team. We've enjoyed using their platform for years across many projects, so it was good…


Added by Daniel Leuck on April 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Javascript Testing with Mocha and Chai

It has been more than 6 months since I launched, which I wrote about in one of my first blog posts. The launch hasn't been perfect; the most major issue is that the connection to the database gets lost and it doesn't reconnect, thus leaving people with a loading screen. The first thing to do, of course, is to fix it. In addition, though, I wanted to add tests to document these issues and maintain some peace of mind as I…


Added by George Lee on April 10, 2013 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

MVC4 and Rails

I have been immersed in Rails development for the last several months and I almost always recommend Rails as the best platform for raising a new website from scratch.  Recently, though, an opportunity came up to work on a .NET MVC 4 project. Great, I thought.  I get to switch back to my favorite language (C#) and still develop in an MVC framework.

Below, I will compare some major feature areas of both frameworks:…


Added by Timothy Little on April 7, 2013 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

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