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Help send Carbon Five to SxSW

The South by Southwest Interactive festival (SxSW) in Austin, TX is a great opportunity for our community to meet and mingle at sessions and social events. Carbon Five has two great proposals this year and we’d like a chance to … Continue reading

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RailsBridge Workshop for Women at CarbonFive LA

The inaugural Los Angeles area RailsBridge Workshop for Women took place this past weekend at the CarbonFive Santa Monica office, thanks to Tiffany Davis (@tldavis801) from the Los Angeles Women’s Ruby on Rails Group. Tiffany wanted to start a franchise … Continue reading

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Cross-Domain Browser Window Messaging with HTML5 and Javascript

We’ve previously covered how JSONP and CORS allow thick-client web applications to circumvent the same origin policy preventing requests to servers in different domains. However, cross-domain interaction is also blocked on the client-side; browser windows loaded with different sites have … Continue reading

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Configuration for Rails, the Right Way

I still see people promoting various gems and plugins to handle miscellaneous configuration elements for your application. One little known secret is that Rails 3 allows you to define your own configuration elements trivially. In this case, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Explorations in Go: solving the Instagram engineering challenge

The good folks at Instagram posted a fun challenge on their engineering blog recently: “Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to write a simple script that takes a shredded image in as input and outputs an unshredded … Continue reading

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Generating realistic-looking stories in Pivotal Tracker

We are heavy users of Pivotal Tracker here at Carbon Five, and each project evolves workflows around its use. I recently spent some time writing a Chrome extension to help support some of the common interaction patterns that come up … Continue reading

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Explorations in Go: A dupe checker in Go and Ruby

I’ve recently started exploring the new(ish) programming language “Go”. Go is intended to be a systems programming language and offers speed and low-level API along with some sweet features and the beginnings of a great standard library. At Carbon Five … Continue reading

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Lightning talks at Carbon Five, 9/28/2011

Carbon Five had a set of lightning talks over lunch recently. Giving our designers and developers a chance to share recent experiences and side projects. A debate over the relative performance of different languages at our last hack night called … Continue reading

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Agile Team and Product Building: Our 2012 SXSW Panel Proposals

This year’s SXSW was a great experience; we saw old friends, made new ones, gave presentations on agile games and starting Cassandra, and learned a lot from others. We’ll be back and hopefully, with your help, presenting a few of … Continue reading

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Join Us for CarboNite: A Half-Day Hack-athon

Every two weeks at Carbon Five we have a half-day Project Time where we get to work on projects of our own choosing, with colleagues from different teams. The goal is to create new libraries, learn new technologies, generate subjects … Continue reading

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