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There was a time where Rails conventions were more closely followed. Here is a gentle reminder of some of the well-known and accepted benefits of staying on the rails of convention.

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We finished! After 48 hours of design and programming (with plenty of breaks for sleep, Rachel’s soccer game, and general visiting), may we introduce vlnteer.com.

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Low-Fidelity Pencil Wireframes Wireframing is a common and time-tested tool to hash out app details. While working through our “team Phaser Beam” app idea we have found wireframing to be useful. Yet for hackathon efforts such as Rails Rumble, this planning step is often…

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We have a Team! Last year my entire family participated in the Rails Rumble. We built a garage sale app called MayMySales and had a fun time doing it! In 2008 (“BidBuildBill”) and 2009 (“AffiliApp”), I entered solo. Having a team is much more fun than going solo for 48 hours. So, in the spirit of […]

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37signals is the poster-child for recurring-revenue SaaS apps. They have several blockbuster successes, most notably Basecamp. The […]

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Today I drove to work. To drive to work is seemingly un-remarkable except that every other day my commute consists of walking down the stairs to my office, pictured here. Today the CEO was in town so I drove […]

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Today was a banner day as a parent. We went to honor roll assembly for Jonathan this morning (4.0!). In the evening we went to a band concert where R played both the flute in beginning band and the snare drum […]

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