Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team

Matt Campbell
SB is proud to present Quito's first-ever functional programming hackathon. The language-du-jour will be the advanced, purely-functional Haskell programming language. We will have 2 groups - a coding dojo for beginners, and an open-source collaboration for experienced Haskell coders - so bring your laptop & some friends and be prepared to have your mind expanded!

Justin Leitgeb
At Stack Builders, we'd like to see Haskell be the language that powers the next generation of dynamic web apps. We open-sourced a library that we wrote for string inflections to help move the language in this direction.

Justin Leitgeb
For the last several years Ruby has been the startup and enterprise go-to language for web application development. Why would we want to switch, and is Haskell a good choice for the language to power the next generation of web applications?
Matt Campbell
Contributing to open-source software is an important part of working at Stack Builders. Recently, 2 junior developers at SB made contributions to a very well-maintained discussion platform called Discourse. Here's their story, and what our company learned along the way.

Lori Leitgeb
The Year-In-Review from all of us at Stack Builders. 2013 was an incredible year - check out some of the things we did - but 2014 is going to be even more exciting. Happy New Year!

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders is conducting training in Ecuador Spring 2014! If you're ready for an adventure, and ready to take your dev skills to the next level to understand the fundamentals of software design, please contact us at careers@stackbuilders.com.

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders has arrived in Quito, Ecuador! Come visit us just off the east side of Parque Carolina. We're looking to add ambitious & enthusiastic full-time devs to our growing team - see our website at www.stackbuilders.com/join for more information.
At Stack Builders, we believe in open-source software and giving back to our communities. Check out some of the OSS projects we're working on, and learn how you can get involved in your community as well.
As a distributed, international team, we have a lot of best practices in place which we follow to make sure the applications we build deliver the best business value - and TDD is an extremely important tool that we use at Stack Builders.
Stack Builder Sebastián Sogamoso had the great opportunity to participate in the framework challenge organized by BogoDev, the biggest dev community in Bogotá, Colombia. The Colombian government tasked the event with figuring out a way to monitor all the space bodies inside the solar system - read more to hear about the solution implemented by his team and others!

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