Ryan Tablada

Building the Web

File Uploads in Ember JS

Probably one of the biggest issues that I've had so far with our latest Ember projects has been working with has been getting a good way to upload files on an Ember model. In the past, we had used jquery.fileupload from BlueImp to handle the file uploads on smaller projects. However, one of...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Apr 22, 2014

Get More Content Into Your Ember Apps

Working is extremely nice once you have a grasp on the basic concepts. But, one of the coolest promises (some pun intended) is the ability to use the render view helper. At its core, the render object lets you render a template with a view class wrapping it. However, the real power to the...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Apr 17, 2014

Lose the Hash (Bang) Using Ember and Laravel

Ember is all about your URL and keeping it up to date with your application. If you care about sharing, keeping your place, bookmarking, SEO, and more; you too should really care about your app's URLs.However, one of the biggest issues that we run into is that by default, most Javascript browser...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Apr 13, 2014

We Are Complicating Things a Bit too Much (TDD & DDD)

The other day, I saw something that really encompasses one of the biggest hurdles for younger developers to get through. That hurdle is terminology. These days, there is all sorts of "___ driven development". In our team, we even joke about "assumption driven development".Naming things is one of the hardest things to deal with...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Mar 21, 2014

Using HipChat to Unify Our Team

It's been less than eight hours of using Hipchat (we are trying Slack as well). It's been very cool to say the least. And really, I think our entire team is scratching our heads as to why we hadn't signed up for a trial sooner. But before discussing how a chat program is working...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Mar 18, 2014

Proxies, Service Locators, Alias, Facades, and War

There has been a recent resurgence of trolling the use of "Facades" in Laravel and in other PHP projects as well. The recent storm comes on the heels of a massive trolling of the framework under the guise of "education" while mocking other developers, and claiming that they are hindrances to new...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Mar 6, 2014

Redirect Back and Controller Reusability

We face an interesting balance as developers. We want to keep our code maintainable, yet we also want to keep things concise, and we never want to repeat ourselves. I think that this battle is very present in the war of whether to use back redirects in our server-side code. The alternative is to...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Mar 5, 2014

Literate Programming

Today, I finally read Jeremy Ashkenas's blog post on Literate Coffeescript and really have to say, I agree with the point that he is trying to make.In essence, we as programmers have become detached from the function that our code is trying to accomplish. To make up for this, we've created huge...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Feb 26, 2014

Give Me Fibre

So, Google announced its short list of who might get Google Fibre. I am incredibly excited, and was when I got an embargo based release announcement before the public announcement. But, I do have to say, people need to understand some of the state of ISPs in the US. Do you need Fibre?First, let...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Feb 20, 2014

Are Great Games That Great?

This post isn't meant to be a bashing of the gaming media and the idea of scoring games. A ten point scale or a thumb rating makes sense. But, I think it really goes beyond that when you look at what games are getting the incredible reviews. It's a rare occasion where there is...

Ryan Tablada

Ryan Tablada

Feb 17, 2014

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