• Secret weapons

    Startups need secret weapons. Any advantage that a startup can leverage is important. My secret weapons might not be yours, but you’ll have your own.

    For software startups, the team, process, communication, and languages have the ability to accelerate the business and to be treated as secret weapons.

  • What Scrum got right

    Scrum was a huge change in how software was built and a lot of its ideas are great, but some also have major problems.

    Most of my experience is in early stage startups and may not apply as well to larger organizations, though I think a lot of it still does.

  • Upgrading dev tools: puma-dev and asdf

    POW -> Puma-dev & RVM -> asdf

  • Sass Bootstrap 4 in Phoenix 1.3

  • Getting started with Elixir

    Phoenix is a web framework build on Elixir, which runs on the Erlang VM. Why check out another web framework & language?

    IDK… the grass is always greener. There are new ideas in new frameworks. Maybe one will fit more with my personal development opinions.

  • CES 2018

    robots

    CES was about robots this year. There were a lot of toy focused robot kits that were cool. I like the Jimu kit the most.

  • GoBuffalo Nested Resources

    Buffalo is a web framework written in Go by Mark Bates. I’ve been working more with Go and started using Buffalo. Mark has done an awesome job with it! Thanks Mark!

    Pretty quickly into my app I wanted nested resources. Support for them seems pretty much there. It takes some work, but all in all it was pretty easy to get going. Here are some notes about how I approached it.