Engineering

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RealSelf Celebrates Its Very First Hack Week

Plenty of companies have Hack Weeks but how many include handcuffs? Our guess: none but RealSelf’s, which concluded today. RealSelf CTO Matt Woodward explains the ground rules for Hack Week…

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Incident on Alaska 609: How to Avoid Getting Called Out by Software Engineers for Bad Design

Delayed by Design Our plane arrived late to the gate, and there was some extra mess that needed to be “properly” cleaned up, so we had to wait for boarding.…

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Engineer Turned Rap Star Has His “Code Goin’ Up”

Being the star of a rap video was never in the cards for me. I’m a software developer, gamer, and cellist born to strict, conservative Asian parents. So when Brandon…

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Let’s Talk About Debt

photo courtesy of flickr user f-r-a-n-k When we’re talking about what we’ve done, are going to do or haven’t done, one phrase inevitably comes up: “technical debt.” Scott, our VP…

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Optimizing Slim Routing

PHP is a general purpose programming language–but it acts a little differently than most (Ruby, Java, etc.) when used as a plugin to your web server. A Ruby on Rails…

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