• BarCamp Boston 9

    This past weekend was BarCamp Boston 9, two days of presentations, people, and pizza. I attended a number of interesting and informative talks including “How Not to Rails” by @grantovich, “Intro to the Boston Tech Scene” by @JayNeely, and a round of Lightning Talks led by @GrantCohoe. Listening to talks...


  • One Contribution Per Day

    At Constant Contact’s Engineers4Engineers conference this year, Kyle Simpson (@getify) gave a great talk about Asynchronous JavaScript. Aside from a better understanding of Promises, an interesting tidbit stuck with me. While he was introducing himself he showed a screenshot of his GitHub contributions that looked a lot like this: Kyle...


  • DigitalOcean vs. Webfaction

    I am currently debating switching web hosts from Webfaction to DigitalOcean. Both hosts are marketed towards “developers,” both are relatively cheap, and both have a number of services in common: one-click deploys, detailed web interfaces, online support documentation, and more. Despite the similarities, the two hosts each have their own...