Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team

Leslie Nguyen
Stack Builders CEO Lori Leitgeb has been chosen as a winner of the SmartCEO Brava! Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on September 23rd, 2014.
Eric C. Jones
Haskell can be used as a tool for building wonderfully flexible and maintainable client-side web applications.

Justin Leitgeb
Improved syntax for currying in Ruby makes it more pleasant for functional programmers. We describe how currying has changed to make it less verbose to partially apply functions.
Eric C. Jones
PureScript allows for rapid JavaScript development, without the JavaScript. This post presents reasons why you should take a closer look at PureScript.
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 **UNKNOWN_CHAR** 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 **UNKNOWN_CHAR** 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 **UNKNOWN_CHAR** to create blog content.

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