Test Every Assumption

Let’s say I’m at work and we’re discussing a potential change that we’re thinking about making to our product (or even the marketing site). If the phrase “best practice” or “common knowledge” get’s tossed out, a little red flag always pops up in my head. “common knowledge” is just an unproven assumption It’s a mirage […]

Laravel + MongoDB (via mlab.com) locally

I’m working on a new side project called Howdy (I’ll be sharing more about this project in the coming months). A couple of the technical requirements that I set for this project were to learn some new technologies along the way. I’d never built anything with Laravel prior to this project. I had never used […]