October 2017

Building Better Test Suites

By Jason Roelofs

Test suites are important tools to help ensure the correctness of your application, but the suites need to be architected, designed, and maintained to ensure the test suite itself doesn’t rot and become a burden. This post covers some high level concepts and architecture decisions that keep test suites maintainable.

Authentication With GraphQL, Relay, and Rails

By Jon Stokes

In this article, we’ll look at how you register users and log them in and out in a Relay-on-Rails application. This piece covers the back-end implementation, only, so you’ll need to know how to implement Relay mutations on your preferred client.

Hooray for Global Color Themes in Xcode!

By Ben Lambert

Ever wanted to change an application’s color palette in one place and have it update everywhere in Xcode, regardless if it’s used in storyboards or code? Xcode 9, iOS 11, and Color Assets are your answer.

When Strange Loop Makes Your Brain Melt

By Allison McMillan

Continued learning is hard and sometimes conferences, which should help with that, can be demoralizing. Here are some tips to let them empower you and not make you feel inadequate.

Write/Speak/Code: A Conference For Doers

By Allison McMillan

Conferences are great for learning and networking but the Write/Speak/Code conference encourages attendees to be doers on top of being participants. Learn one, Do one, Teach one.

Big Data Ignite 2017 Recap

By Mac Fowler

Big Data isn’t going away any time soon. After attending a local conference on the topic, I started to see a couple of major trends showing through, including the fact that enterprises are more interested in it than ever.