Announcing JSONb Accessor
While it's been quietly available for nearly a year now, I'd like to formally introduce JSONb Accessor to the world. It is similar in spirit to Hstore Accessor but has a couple key features which differentiate it. Overall it provides more utility but requires Postgres 9.4 as well as ActiveRecord 4.2. So if you're stuck older versions, Hstore might still be the right choice.
DevMynd Joins Ruby Together
It's hard to imagine a more foundational command for a Rails developer than bundle install. You run it to get started in a new Rails app, of course, but then you also run it on every deploy, before every build, and with every full test run. Millions of times a day, some developer types bundle install into a terminal and expects it to work.
Jump Right In
You can put your toe in first to see how cold it is, but then you have to jump soon thereafter. Apprenticeships are popping up all over the place as companies and junior developers have begun to realize the mutual benefits of the old-school practice. I am finishing up mine at DevMynd and want to share my experience jumping into the ocean of technology and landing a few feet from a life raft.
DevMynd Makes the Inc. 500
Later this month, the 28th of August to be exact, DevMynd will have it's 4th birthday. Our recent relaunch of the DevMynd brand has sharpened our focus on helping our customers bring new mobile and web products to market. And, our newly launched DevWrx brand is already gaining traction with major enterprise clients.
Dev Team Diversity #Realtalk
Small engineering teams who want to diversify have a hard row to hoe. Large organizations can throw money at the problem, by (for example) sponsoring the Grace Hopper convention , or making a few highly public donations to non-profits.  But when you're small, without access to those types of resources, what options do you have?