RailsConf 2018: The Intelligence of Instinct by Emily Freeman Content warning: This talk includes brief stories about sexual assault and IEDs in Iraq. Fear is not a gut feeling. Fear is your brain delivering critical information derived from countless cues that have added up to one conclusion. Stop. Get out. Run. But sometimes fear isn’t […]
In this episode, David speaks with Emily Chesler, who left a career in QA to study at Fullstack, and now works as a developer at data science company Yhat (pronounced “y-hat’). Follow Emily on Github at or Twitter at dj_ches —- Fullstack Academy was recently ranked the #1 coding bootcamp in the U.S. Learn more […]
Ruby applications are becoming more complex and unwieldy (think MonoRails). An increasing number of us are trying to address this by separating our apps into gems without knowing best practices on how to write APIs or how to manage dependencies and versioning. The discussion we often have around good APIs should not stop with Ruby […]
When I was asked to teach Ruby on Rails at Columbia University I observed that a significant number of the skills required to become a successful professional in the industry are acquired on the job and aren’t being taught in school. Many of us professionals thrive on open source software and on sharing code, but […]
Coming from a hacker background, I’ve continually been surprised by how frequently new grads lacked the skills needed, particularly in community learning. When I was asked to teach Ruby on Rails at Columbia University I observed that a significant number of the skills required to become successful professionals in the industry are acquired on the […]
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The pitch here is really simple. Having a structure where developers feel supported makes them happier, and less likely to leave. Retention and training is much cheaper than hiring and on-boarding and leads to a better work place. We think we have a lightweight structure for supporting developer growth and we think it will be […]
23 students attended Le Wagon Lisbon coding bootcamp from April 16th to June 15th, 2018. Check out the projects they built with Ruby on Rails in only 2 weeks!