1. 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
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    September 24, 2020
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    Justin Searls
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    Our Company
  2. 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.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    April 9, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    Ruby
  3. 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
  4. Necessary & Sufficient

    How do you know your code is tested enough? How do you avoid tests that don't add value? Jim Weirich created a heuristic that can answer these!
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 25, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    Testing
  5. Downloading Large Heroku Postgres Backups

    Once you upgrade beyond hobby-sized postgres databases, fetching a backup becomes more confusing and complicated. Fear not, there's still an easy way to pull down a copy of your data without breaking production!
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    November 12, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    DevOps
  6. Enumerate your enums.

    Rails defaults can lead you astray when creating enum attributes. This guide will show you an easier and less error-prone way that leverages custom enum types in Postgres.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    June 3, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
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    Ruby

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