Chartbeat Presents at Front-end Meetup

Last Thursday Chartbeat hosted the Frontend Innovators Meetup group at our office. The focus was Angular.js, and my co-workers and I had the good fortune of being presenters. Our goal was to share some of the experiences and insights we’ve gained over the past year working with Angular… »

Migrating from Slate to Hydra

For the longest time I have used Slate as my window manager of choice. Slate does what it aims to pretty well. It lets you create your own configuration file to define how you want slate to control your system. Mostly I use it to do two things: 1, I… »

Summer of Swift

When Apple announced Swift at WWDC 2014 my jaw hit the floor. Along with everyone else I had no way to guess that Apple was preparing such a massive announcement. Not only did they announce a whole new language that was ready to start being developed on, but one that… »

Building an Entire Product in 6 Weeks (How we built the Chartbeat Paid Content Tool)

A little while ago we released our Paid Content product after two consecutive six week sprints. The first six weeks were spent creating the MVP, and the second six weeks were spent polishing it up. This is the breathless tale of those first six weeks. Part 1: Research This whole… »

Don't Deal With It, Fix It

I've used Sublime Text for a long time. I started using it when it hit version 2 and clung to it like all hell was about to break loose. It fit my needs well. Opened nearly instantaneously, had sensible defaults for editing, and a lush and vibrant community of third-party… »

Long Form and Short Form, Where do they belong?

Warning: what follows rambles and has no real point except to think aloud. Read at your own indulgance. So here’s a new idea that’s isn’t new. Right now I have my blog. On there I write long form pieces. Things that take up more time than reading… »