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Andrew Peterson
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Compelling Software • Design & Implementation
Compelling Software • Design & Implementation

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Introducing Test Pantry
On two recent Javascript projects, we needed good tools for building test data. I'm used to Thoughtbot's Factory Girl for Ruby, but didn't find the equivalent. There are several around, but the syntax is picky, and it didn't seem like they offered enough ad...
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8 Steps to Constructing a Better Software Engineering Homework Interview
A recent trend in the SF tech scene, and perhaps elsewhere, is the take-home interview. I’ve been on both sides of this exercise, I’ve noticed it can have unintended consequences: a bad experience for the candidate and a filtering out of qualified candidate...
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Refactoring and Iterating on Generators
In this post, I delve into writing the same
functionality in a
myriad of ways. In the process, I'll evaluate some trade-offs,
as well as try out generators of Javascript
ES6. The problem I'm solving is simple: we're building an
interaction that plays mu...
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Shh!  Algolia for the Win Sitting in our dining room, discussing our kids’ library of books, I decided to regale our kids with a story about the old days of the library: rows of “card catalogs," little pieces of papers where you’d write call numbers, etc. T...
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Should we use multiple input fields to prevent mistakes by users?
At Stitch Fix, we’re working on our sign-up flow. During this process, we debated whether we should have a single password field, or, as many sites do, two— the second one being a “password confirmation”. Some sites use the same technique with email and ema...
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Favorite Tech Interview Technique
Inspired by all the hack nights around town, I've stumbled upon what is my new favorite interview exercise. I've been meaning to write this up for a couple months, and just stumbled onto a very similar post by a fella named Ben Schwarz http://germanforblack...
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Yummy paella (and a half dozen delicious tapas) tonight
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Andrew Peterson commented on a post on Blogger.
@Reshma Yes, definitely use it. I'll add a clear open source license. MIT?

Also, send feedback if something doesn't work as expected. I'm happy to fix it up. 
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Moving amp-what.com to Heroku, and in the progress switching away from apex domains. I try to separate out the issues in my latest blog post.
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