Where Are Your Wearables Hackfest?

Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Boulder, CO! Register now for our hackfest Jan 28th and find out (or make it happen).

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6 Easy Ways to Prevent Your Heroku Node App From Sleeping

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Heroku is an excellent application platform that I personally use for all my Ruby and Node projects. Their free tier is enough to accomplish pretty much any task, but it comes with one giant limitation: your app will go to sleep after an hour of inactivity.

When your app is asleep, the next user to access any of its resources will have to wait while the app spins up, resulting in a suboptimal user experience. Here are a few ways to get around this limitation and keep your Heroku app awake.

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Seven Reasons I Love Minitest

The other day at our company standup, I mentioned that I was eager to read an article on Concurrency in Minitest that was featured in Ruby Weekly. One of my coworkers asked: "people still use Minitest?" My reply: "you mean you're not using Minitest yet?"

I love Minitest. It's small, lightweight, and ships with Ruby. It's used by respected programmers like Aaron Patterson, Katrina Owen, Sandi Metz, and of course, DHH. Here's a look at why Minitest remains a powerful and popular choice for testing Ruby code.

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Meet the Team: QLer Leslie G.

Leslie was born and raised in Northern California and shortly after graduating from college; she decided to relocate to Boulder – which offered the same outdoor activities that she grew up with. Her career path in public accounting started at a local firm and then 8 years ago, she adventured out and started her own practice. While in public accounting, not only did she enjoy crunching numbers, she developed a strong interest & enjoyment in helping business owners and employees. With the decision to transition from public accounting to industry, she is looking very forward to being able to continue doing what she enjoys most about her career – helping others. Her favorite activities include: being a mother of two boys, hiking, reading, and weekend getaways.

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