Thoughts on Engineering

How to Integrate ActiveAdmin State Machine

INTRODUCTION: In this post we will examine metaprogramming ruby to integrate both ActiveAdmin State ...
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How to Use Slack Voting

Slack Slack is a messaging tool used for businesses and organizations for better communication. You ...
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How to Create Threadsafe Ruby Sidekiq Workers

Mar 16, 2017 | By Matt |

Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Programming

Creating Threadsafe Ruby Sidekiq Workers Thread safety in general can be difficult to wrap your ...
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MetaProgramming Ruby to Manage Raspberry PI GPIO

Mar 14, 2017 | By Matt |

Ruby, Raspberry Pi, Programming, IoT

In this post, we’re going to examine how we can easily describe all of the possible states for an ...
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What is the Internet of Things or IoT? (Part 2)

Mar 09, 2017 | By Matt |


The Power of the Internet of Things In our last post "What is the Internet of Things", we examined ...
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What is the Internet of things or IoT? (Part 1)

Mar 07, 2017 | By Chris |


What is the "Internet of Things" Buzzwords are super popular in tech circles, but keeping track of ...
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What are Standup Meetings?

Mar 02, 2017 | By Chris |


Everyone has been in a meeting or stand-up but here is how to make them better and how to get the ...
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How to Use Sidekiq without Rails

In a recent project, we found ourselves in a situation where it made sense to introduce a ...
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How to use SSH Port Forwarding in Ruby HTTP Library

Feb 23, 2017 | By Matt |

Networking, Linux, Ruby on Rails

Sometimes you need to connect to a restricted server, by tunneling through a server that does have ...
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How to Design a Mobile App

Feb 21, 2017 | By Chris |

Design, UI/UX

User Experience When starting the mobile app (UI/UX) designs make sure you keep the user in mind. ...
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How to Test ActiveJob Callbacks Using Sidekiq

Feb 16, 2017 | By Matt |

Ruby, Ruby on Rails

While I have used Sidekiq for years now, I’m also a big fan of ActiveJob. I still use vanilla ...
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The Design Process

Feb 14, 2017 | By Chris |

Branding, Design, UI/UX

The design process is a little different for each design. No matter what you are designing though ...
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How to Manage Environment Variable in Ruby Subprocess

Feb 09, 2017 | By Matt |

Linux, Ruby on Rails, Programming

I recently worked on a project that caused some puzzlement when spawning subprocesses multiple ...
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Logo Design Basics

Branding “The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers’ ...
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How We Hired a Web Developer

Feb 06, 2017 | By Matt |


Growing to a point where Lotus could even think of bringing another engineer on the team was an ...
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