13 9 / 2013


Many times we’re asked by employers, “How can I better engage the candidate?”, “How can I hook them so they’ll consider us?”. Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut answer. But companies who are getting the attention of our candidates seem to do well when they’re able tell a good story of the big…

20 5 / 2013


We’re extremely excited to announce that the RailsGirls Summer of Code student application is now open!

The Berlin team, especially the incredible Rails Girls Hero Sven from Travis CI have been working unimaginably hard to bring this to you. Big ups!!


RailsGirls Summer of Code is a…

15 8 / 2012


I recently worked on a project with 60+ old feature branches. Most of them had been merged into master and were subsequently abandoned. We decided we wanted to clean up a bit, and git made that easy. Assuming your main branch is named master, and the remote you are cleaning up is called origin:

(Source: thoughtbot)

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23 5 / 2012


Well the title pretty much says it all, but I thought I’d let everyone know that the JSConf 2012 videos are beginning to be released. JSConf is one of the premier JavaScript conferences that always sells out within a few seconds, so if you didn’t make it this year, you’re in luck because…

22 5 / 2012

I was getting the following error whenever I tried to deploy with Capistrano:

** [deploy:update_code] exception while rolling back: Capistrano::ConnectionError, connection failed for: (ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII) connection failed for: (ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII)

But after researching I found out that the problem was on some gem’s file and the fix is pretty simple, all you need to do is:

$ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
$ export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"
$ bundle

The lines above will force the file system to use UTF-8 and bundle will use UTF-8 for all the gems.

Update: Is better to add the export properties above to your ~/.bash_profile (or ~/.zshrc) otherwise you will have to do the above steps whenever you want to bundle.

29 3 / 2012

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14 3 / 2012

Typhoeus was not working but fortunately I found this link. It has an awesome reference for net/http so you won’t need to add any extra gem to do simple http and https requests.



09 3 / 2012

09 3 / 2012