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July 12, 2011

Refinery CMS

by Dan Pickett

Refinery CMS is the new kid on the block that's Rails 3 compatible and engine based. We'll take a tour and call out some of its niceties in addition to some of its blights.

November 10, 2009

It's not just about the code

by Dan Pickett

We spend so much time focusing on conventional programming. Everyone focuses on standard, code clarity, testing and what gems to use. Let's chat about what's done before your fingers hit the keys. Let's talk about brainstorming, requirements, stakeholders, mockups, and writing solid user stories and acceptance tests with Cucumber. Every project has a story - how will your next one end?

March 10, 2009

Thinking Sphinx and the Sphinx Search Engine

by Dan Pickett

SOLR, Ferret, Ultrasphinx, and Thinking Sphinx. With so many options for indexed search what's the latest and greatest? Let's talk about Pat Allan's Thinking Sphinx, why Sphinx is a great search engine, and why you should think about using them.