We recently completed a project which included a standard star schema dimensional model. At first, we were using Ruby to […]
Hello everyone! Before we get started I should warn you this post doesn’t contain anything groundbreaking or revolutionary. It’s just […]
I have a confession to make. I like ORM. Especially ActiveRecord, but let’s not get specific just yet. Let’s first go through my […]
While it’s been quietly available for nearly a year now, I’d like to formally introduce JSONb Accessor to the world. […]
A little while back I wrote about the merits of using a virtual machine for local development dependencies. As consultants, we jump around projects pretty frequently. We sometimes swap people on projects. We're sometimes forced to dig up ancient code bases to investigate bugs or new features. And by old, I mean like 6-9 months old. You know, prehistoric!!!
Last week I attended Agile Day Chicago, a one day cheap-as-dirt conference put together by the wonderful folks from DevJam. […]
Ladies and Gentlemen. We have to talk about something serious. Yes, this is important. I don't mean to ruffle any feathers. But we've got to get this message out to the wild.
A couple weeks ago we were lucky enough to have the incredible Joel Tosi here delivering training on agile project design. I've known Joel for a long time. He's one my go to guys when struggling on process related issues or if I just want to make fun of Sharepoint. Joel does a lot of work with David Hussman, aka The Agile Dude, through DevJam. I have high regard for David and his approach to software development. It was through he and Jeff Patton I first heard about Story Mapping. That was 2008. Unfortunately I don't see very much of it these days. I was attempting to use it on a recent project and realized I could use a refresher on the technique, so we at DevMynd offered to host DevJam's Agile Project Design course with Joel as the instructor.