At Hashrocket we love our tools and pride ourselves on being good at using them. One way we go about getting good with these tools is by customizing them with some great configuration. Dot files are used by many programs to configure behavior and sharing these dot files on GitHub is a nice way for developers to have a consistent development environment.
Open source software can be an intimidating and scary world to the up and coming developer. You pop open a gem you’ve been using and try to follow along with the code but to no avail. It’s far too advanced (or poorly written) for your newly developed skill set. No worries, we were all there once and we still need your help.
May is here and it's time for book club! Read Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby this month with the Rocketeers and submit your questions for a community-driven interview with author and Ruby Hero Sandi Metz! We're very excited to spend the month with Sandi's buzzworthy book and hope you are too.
Responsive design is much more than just a buzzword and a loosely-organized set of principles – it's a design technique that requires you to approach almost every problem differently than a traditional website. It's also a pain to code. We're neck-deep in a new Hashrocket site design that's fully responsive and uses retina assets – and from that project (and others like it) we've ended up with a pretty solid starting point for tackling those requirements:
This year's conference schedule is in full swing and there are many opportunities to get engaged in the Ruby community both in the States as well as abroad. Whether you are looking to attend a regional conference, or want to venture a little further, you will most likely run into a Rocketeer or two. So get out, get engaged, we'd love to meet you!