Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team

Jivago Alves
We've recently released valid_data, a gem to check if your data is valid according to your ActiveRecord validations. We modified this library in order to process the data in parallel, leading to drastic performance improvements. This post discusses the approach that we used, and presents benchmarks demonstrating the speed improvement.

Filipe Costa
Most of the people who work at Stack Builders work out of the office, but there are a few of us, like at many companies, that work out of a home office with trips here and there to the corporate offices. Learn from our experiences in working remotely!

Justin Leitgeb
Stack Builders' Eric Jones will be conducting a free introductory workshop on Haskell this afternoon. Don't miss it!

Justin Leitgeb
This article presents the fun and useful game of "Code Battleship" to evaluate the quality of your codebase.
Matt Campbell
We've released one of our first open-source Ruby gems: it's called valid_data, and you can use it to scan your ActiveRecord models for invalid rows. We use the gem at Stack Builders from time-to-time in order to "check in" with our datastore and make sure we don't have validation-related problems in our applications.

Emiliano Zilocchi
It sometimes seems that everyone on the Internet has a blog, and every blogger has their own blogging platform. This post presents the "Ruby Way" to create blog content.
Matt Campbell
Type systems are so prevalent in modern programming languages that we probably take them for granted. But what exactly is a "type", and what are its origins in the history of computational logic? In this post, we'll take you on a 10-minute tour from Leibniz's effective computability dilemma, through Russell's theory of types and Church's lambda calculus, all the way to Haskell, Stack Builders' favorite strongly-type and functional programming language.

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders has been chosen as one of thirty leaders in technology in NYC as a finalist in the SmartCEO Voltage Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on April 30th.
Matt Campbell
Stack Builders is proud to announce our most recent addition to the development team. Eric Jones is an accomplished Rubyist and Haskeller, and we couldn't be more excited to have him as part of our growing team which spans New York and South America!
Sebastián Estrella
It is amazing to see how kids can have fun and at the same time improve their logical thinking skills by programming. In this post I'm going to talk about my experience teaching kids to program using the necessary tools so that they can become logical thinkers!

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