1. Work around Rails schema noise with one weird trick

    The Rails robots that comprise Active Record do their best to be helpful by keeping your db/schema.rb file up to date — and tend to create pesky unwanted changes in your schema. Here’s an easy fix.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    April 9, 2024
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Kevin Baribeau
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Consulting
  2. 4 lessons for high-quality software from a surprising place

    As I've moved away from regulated software industries and into DevOps consulting, I keep finding myself falling back on some of the productive patterns I developed throughout my career to help provide higher quality software and more sustainable solutions without significantly impacting time to delivery. Here are the best practices I learned.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    April 4, 2024
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    James Zimmerman
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Development
    Consulting
    DevOps
  3. Product 101: What does a good product manager do?

    Despite the rapidly growing industry of product management, many businesses still don’t fully understand how to leverage product managers to support the bottom line. Here are the fundamentals of product management – including what is a product, what a product manager is not, and the role of a (good) product manager.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    March 14, 2024
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Test Double Editorial Board
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    Our Company
    Consulting
  4. How to calculate the real ROI of offshore consulting

    Ever wondered if offshore software consulting could be a magical shortcut to solve your software issues without burning a hole in your budget? Here's what you need to consider to understand the true cost and value of your investment.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 29, 2024
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Test Double Editorial Board
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Consulting
  5. How I doubled the speed of a driving directions API

    One of our clients came to us with a problem: Our app feels too slow. We’ll break down how we were able to make one of many specific performance improvements to double the speed of the app.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 6, 2024
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Kevin Baribeau
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Consulting
    mobile
  6. Seven C's of consulting change

    Enacting change is hard, but it comprises the focus for most consulting work. Staff Consultant Jamie Phelps shares 7 C's for success.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 21, 2023
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Jamie Phelps
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Consulting

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