Monthly Archives: March 2014

Writing a Non-Gemified Strategy for OmniAuth

The OmniAuth gem tends to be one of the go-to tools in a Ruby developer’s toolbox when you want to authenticate against multiple systems. It has been around for a long time and is very well-documented. When you want to

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Responsive Design and Print Styling

Responsive design is an approach aimed at creating websites that adjust to different browsers and screen resolutions. Many developers go to great lengths to craft attractive interfaces with fluid content, navigation, and typography, but they neglect to consider how the

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Charming Large Databases with Octopuses

Ruby is often the language of choice for startups of smaller applications. It allows you to get an application going quickly. While there has been a lot of talk about NoSQL databases for many applications instead of a SQL database,

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