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The role of a Senior Developer

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Jun. 1, 2015

We work in a strange industry. There is a much higher need for developers than can be satisfied by new developers coming into the field. This is a problem that has existed for years, and it is getting worse as time goes on.We have a serious shortage of talent to meet the demand, but our industry is …


The Rails Value Proposition No Longer Adds Up

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Sep. 9, 2014

In 2005, Ruby on Rails was a breath of fresh air,and brought a revolution in how we build applications on the web. Ithad cutting edge ideas, and real solutions to the problems people werefacing at the time. That was 8 years ago. If rails were to launch intodays world, would anyone even notice?What …


First Impressions: Using Clojure at Work

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Sep. 3, 2014

TL;DR: I am a developer with a Java / C# / JavaScript / Rails background, and am building a small piece of infrastructure with Clojure at work. So far it has been a joy, and exceeded expectations.I feel like I need to set the stage for this blog post. The first Clojure book I read was Stuart Sierra…


How I Learned to Stop Worrying, and Love Dart

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Mar. 10, 2014

Darts history is a little spotty, to put it lightly. When it came out, Google billed it as the JavaScript killer (which it’s not), followed by saying it’s not the JavaScript killer, it’s going to be the dominant mobile platform. Then it wasn’t about mobile, or replacing JS anymore, it was a compile…


Code Organization in Angular

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Jan. 22, 2014

The number one question I see over and over with programmers new to angular is “how do I organize my code?”. I think that this is because the way you organize sample code is completely different then simple code, which again, is totally different then a complex application, and those transitions ar…


Transclusion in Angular

Written by Matt Briggs / Original link on Jan. 22, 2014

Transclusion is almost a gift to people criticizing Angular. It sounds incredibly complicated and computer-science-y. The spotty documentation around the topic and mysterious API only adds to the illusion of what a complicated concept this is. In practice, transclusion is a fairly simple concept, …