Growing Devs

Growing Devs is a shared space for a group of developers who wish to write about their work without the isolation that comes with a solo blog, or the constraints of writing only for the company you work for. Here you'll find content about the technology, techniques, and process the authors are using.

Jul 05, 2014

Battling Complexity in Ruby

by Coraline Ada Ehmke

Refactoring code without determining metrics and success criteria in advance can be a recipe for disaster. Fukuzatsu is a new code analysis tool that can guide and measure the success of your refactoring efforts.

  • ruby,
  • refactoring
May 23, 2014

Building a Conference From Scratch

by Jeremy Carbaugh

Hosting your own conference provides the opportunity to create fun projects from scratch. Over the years of running TransparencyCamp, we've created a lot of great software at the Sunlight Foundation, but we've also duplicated a lot of existing work.

  • python,
  • ios,
  • diy
Apr 09, 2014

Use Bower for managing front-end assets in Rails

by Dave Copeland

Rails' history with front-end asset management is somewhat complex, involving a mixture of gems and manual file management. Fortunately, there's now a better way—Bower.

  • ruby,
  • rails,
  • javascript,
  • bower
Jan 29, 2014

Refactoring Rails Views with SimplestView

by Tony Pitale

The Rails Way to handle views is one area that quickly grows unwieldy in larger projects. I'd like to share how I use SimplestView to clean up my views, and their corresponding controllers and helpers.

  • ruby,
  • rails