Articles on rapid development

Jonah Williams

Jonah Williams

Deploying to Heroku from TeamCity

Previously I discussed our TeamCity configuration using RVM and mentioned that we often use git to deploy projects. Today I’ll share an example of how a TeamCity build agent can trigger deployments of a application hosted on Heroku and some of the challenges I found.

Jonah Williams

Jonah Williams

Using RVM on TeamCity build agents

We have been using TeamCity to manage the continuous integration, testing, and deployment of many of our recent projects. We have also been using RVM on all of our recent Rails projects to allow us to install multiple ruby versions and create isolated gemsets for each project. RVM proved to be particularly useful on our

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson

Recipe for 5 Whys with an Agile Software Team

5 Whys is a great way to get at the root of quality problems. On my last three projects, when I felt like code quality was dropping, I ran a “5 Whys” session. I have found it adds variety, solves a very specific problem, and plugs right in as an alternative to an agile reflection.

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson

Convenient CSS and Javascript in Ruby on Rails

I get tired of hunting through a hierarchy of folders and files, from the views to the public folder, to locate a certain CSS or Javascript file. It’d be convenient to have them right with the markup, but embedding these definitions within your HTML markup is a bad idea for several reasons. For our current

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