Gnarly News November 2022

The software development landscape is constantly changing. As a software consultancy, it’s our responsibility to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry. Here are some headlines that caught our attention recently.    Vercel Releases Next.js 13 Next.js Conf delivered an exciting new version this year – Next.js 13. This version “lays the foundations…

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Gnarly Learnings from November 2022

We love reading, watching, and listening in order to keep our skills sharp and our perspectives fresh. Here are some of the resources we learned from this month. Embedding with Sidekiq 7.0 Mike Perham, the creator of Sidekiq, wrote a blog post discussing one of the features of the newly released Sidekiq 7.0: embedding! Prior…

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Paying Down Technical Debt

What Is Technical Debt? Technical Debt, also known as design debt or code debt, is the conceptualization of the potential or definitive cost incurred from prioritizing a fast delivery over code quality. We often think about this in terms of a monetary value but cost in this case can also be represented by work hours,…

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February Gnarly Learnings #1: An Introduction to Propshaft

What an exciting couple of months it has been for the Rails community! Rails 7 was released in December of 2021 and this month we are welcoming Propshaft. David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), the creator of Rails, released a post on Feb. 11 introducing the community to the new and improved asset pipeline for Rails. While…

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Business School for Engineers at RailsConf 2021

The former Director of Engineering at The Gnar, Kevin Murphy, spoke at RailsConf 2021. The talk, which is cleverly described to the audience as an “accelerated MBA program for software engineers”, is titled “Engineering MBA: Be the Boss of Your Own Work”. The presentation touches on several business concepts and explains not only how different…

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Gnarly Learnings #1: Rails 7 Release

Each holiday season, one of the most highly-anticipated gifts for us here at The Gnar is a new Rails version. This year, Rails 7 was released on Dec. 15. The release is described by David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), the creator of the Rails framework, as “the fulfillment of a vision to present a truly full-stack…

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Gnarly Learnings from November

We love reading, watching, and listening to constantly update our skills and learn new perspectives. Here are some of the exciting pieces we learned from this month. The Javascript RORO pattern RORO – “Receive Object, Return Object” – is a javascript pattern that seeks to take advantage of the benefits of ES6, making functions that…

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