1. There's No Such Thing as a Free Gem

    If you had to connect your app to an OAuth provider, when would you rely on a library and when would you code it yourself? Could you explain your reasoning? Using OAuth log in to Twitter in Ruby on Rails as an example, let's walk through the decision to roll our own implementation and how to build it ourselves with working code samples.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 11, 2021
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    Rails
  2. How to completely uninstall and reinstall Homebrew Postgres

    Is Postgres erroring with "could not read block 39" or "bad address"? If you installed Postgres via Homebrew on a Mac, here's the quickest way to wipe the slate clean with a fresh install
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    January 28, 2021
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    Justin Searls
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    Tools
  3. 5 for 5000: Find your Leading Indicators

    It's easy to tune out talk of metrics and spreadsheets, but one of the best ways to ensure long-term success is to uncover the numbers that signal future events while there's time to act on them
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    October 22, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  4. 5 for 5000: Do Right by Everyone

    Cutthroat competitive tactics are one way to run a business, but you'll go further by putting in the time to find a way for everyone to come out ahead
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    October 15, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  5. 5 for 5000: Profits are Good, Actually

    The most common ways the press touts success—fundraising, headcount, revenue—don't forecast a company's future prospects. Profitability is a better predictor of long-term viability
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    October 8, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  6. 5 for 5000: The Customer is Usually Right

    Most founders are strong-willed about the design of their products and services, but many fall for the myth that they know better than their customers. They're usually wrong about that.
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    October 1, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  7. 5 for 5000: Widen the Goalposts for Success

    Nobody tells you when you start a company that YOU get to define success. Here's some advice on making success easier for yourself while ensuring you have a meaningful impact that you'll be proud of
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    September 24, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  8. Speed up your Rails app with upsert_all

    Rails' ActiveRecord is—16 years in—almost feature complete, but Rails 6 introduces `upsert_all`. Here's how it can speed up some of the slowest parts of your app.
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    April 9, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Ruby
  9. Remote, but not alone

    Working remotely is easy to learn but difficult to master. There's a lot of advice on getting started, so let's talk about all the hard stuff. Here's some food for thought on how to find a way to do your best work from home.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    March 19, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    Remote

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