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Steph Skardal
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Updating rbenv, ruby-build on Ubuntu: ruby version not found
Hi! Steph here, former long-time End Point employee now blogging from afar as a software developer for Pinhole Press . While I’m no longer an employee of End Point, I’m happy to blog and share here. A while back, I was in the middle of upgrading Piggybak , ...

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Memcache Full HTML in Ruby on Rails with Nginx
Hi! Steph here, former long-time End Point employee now blogging from afar as a software developer for Pinhole Press . While I’m no longer an employee of End Point, I’m happy to blog and share here. I recently went down the rabbit hole of figuring out how t...

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Usability: Don't Make Me Think and a Bookmarklet
Hi! Steph here, former long-time End Point employee now blogging from afar as a software developer for Pinhole Press . While I’m no longer an employee of End Point, I’m happy to blog and share here. I’m only about a quarter of the way into Don’t Make Me Thi...

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RailsConf 2015 for the non-Attendee
This blog post is really for myself. Because I had the unique experience of bringing a baby to a conference , I made an extra effort to talk to other attendees about what sessions shouldn't be missed. Here are the top ten takeaways from the conference that ...

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How to Bring a Baby to a Tech Conference
Last week, I brought my 4 month old to a technical conference, RailsConf to be specific. In a game-day decision, rather than drag a two year old and husband along on the ~5 hour drive and send the dogs to boarding, we decided it would ultimately be easier o...

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RailsConf 2015 - Atlanta: Day Three
Today, RailsConf concluded here in Atlanta. The day started with the reveal of this year's Ruby Heroes , followed by a Rails Core panel. The audio on this was a bit difficult to hear, but I did catch a few good snippets here and there. I'll post the link to...

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RailsConf 2015 - Atlanta: Day Two
It's day 2 of RailsConf 2015 in Atlanta! I made it through day 1! The day started with Aaron Patterson 's keynote. He covered features he's been working on including auto parallel testing, cache compiled views, integration test performance, and "soup two nu...

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RailsConf 2015 - Atlanta: Day One
I'm here in Atlanta for my sixth RailsConf ! RailsConf has always been a conference I enjoy attending because it includes a wide spectrum of talks and people. The days are long, but rich with nitty gritty tech details, socializing, and broader topics such a...

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RailsConf 2015: Coming Soon
Next week, I'm headed to my 6th RailsConf 2015 in Atlanta, with the whole family in tow: The gang. Note: Dogs will not be attending conference. This will be a new experience since my husband will be juggling two kids while I attend the daily sessions. So it...

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Advanced Product Filtering in Ecommerce
One of my recent projects for Paper Source has been to introduce advanced product filtering (or faceted filtering). Paper Source runs on Interchange , a perl-based open source ecommerce platform that End Point has been involved with (as core developers & ma...
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