Use SQL EXPLAIN to understand when and why indexes are used (or not).
Ben and Joe review several pull requests against the Learn database, pointing out techniques and patterns for having a constructive and efficient code review. Learn how the thoughtbot protocol leads to cleaner and faster reviews. Follow along as w…
Let’s walk through my short psqlrc(5) to see what I’ve set, and to inspire you
to find your own configuration that fits into your workflow. Here is my
\set ON_ERROR_ROLLBACK interactive
\set COMP_KEYWORD_CASE upper
\set HISTFILE …
In a surprisingly meandering episode, Mark and Gordon discuss music, Fonts,
UIBarButtonItem, fruit in beers, pluralization with localized strings, and Fantasy Football.
The Good, the Bad, and the Arity…
Ben talks to Brett Van Zuiden, founder of Filepicker, about the importance of finding your specialization and passion in your industry, as well as his experiences in Y Combinator.
Ben and Joe discuss the dos and (mostly) don&;ts when it comes to ActiveRecord callbacks. You&;ll find out why you&;re generally better off not using this feature, with several suggestions for better alternatives.
Hit us up with any questions or com…
A minimal technique for using Tmux to help achieve maximum focus.
Comments are like playing telephone. Avoid them with clearer method names
This week, Gordon and Mark discuss class clusters, bindings, the Home Run Derby and the inimitable John Cleese.
Preloading, or bootstrapping, data resources from the server via HTML is a
application to avoid making an extra HTTP request to get that initial data for
rendering on the…
Ben talks to Sarah Haider, Android lead at Secret, about anonymity in social media, her work with Girls Who Code and Android Development.
In this episode, Joe and Ben look at a class which was written without using TDD. By rewriting it with tests first, we discover that a new class was waiting to be extracted, making the overall solution clearer.
When you&;re done, discuss it on the…
We love making software, but how do we make software that people love back?
This week Apple did Mark and Gordon a solid by dropping a new beta full of fancy Swift goodies mere moments before they started recording. Whew. Dodged a bullet on that one.