Posts written by Dan Rice

May 7 2013

Railsberry: A Different Kind of Conference

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Big Nerd Ranch recently sent Brian Gardner and me to the Railsberry Conference in Krakow, Poland. Having been to several Rails conferences already, I expected some technical talks, Agile process talks, and the requisite talk on refactoring.

What I found at Railsberry, which is advertised as the conference for “curious” Ruby on Rails developers, was far from formulaic and typical.…

Jan 11 2013

What would you say ya do here?

Since joining Big Nerd Ranch in April 2011, I have grown by leaps and bounds as a software developer and consultant, and I’m surrounded by the best team I’ve ever worked with. But despite this, my personal career goals and aspirations include giving up coding altogether.…

Jan 16 2012

Simple Design, the Highgroove Way

Highgroove Studios has taught me a lot about Software Development, Consulting, and building new web applications. Apart from the myriad of technical skills I’ve added since I came on board, Highgroove is a fantastic company to learn how to build your own web apps, how to design them, and how to remain focused on the most business critical aspects of the system.…

Nov 29 2011

Don’t Settle on Just One Test Framework!

At Highgroove Studios, we’re hyperspecialists in Ruby on Rails web application development. Not only do we write amazingly complicated code on time and on budget, but we follow up all our work with tests so we know our code works.

This is not without its problems however, as a test suite can become just as bloated and difficult to update as the code base it tests!…

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