Category Archives: Workflow

  • The Battle Royale: Atom vs. Sublime

    For most developers, text editors are just as sacred as discussing the proper way to say “gif.” Sublime Text has been the heavy hitter for some time and for good reason. As an avid Sublime user I decided to see where Atom stood since I last looked; the time of early beta stages. What follows is my experience during a period of five days using the Open Source code editor from GitHub told through the perspective of a seasoned Sublime user. Read More →

  • Yeoman for Newbs

    Being efficient in your workflow and decreasing the time required for common tasks is never a bad thing. In this article I’ll be discussing Yeoman; a scaffolding tool that can help improve your workflow from package management to development to deployment. Preparing new projects with instant best practices and tools to stay productive just became extremely painless and straight forward. Read More →

  • Deploying to Heroku using Gulp, Node, and Git

    Whether you’ve used it or not you’ve probably heard about Heroku at some point wandering around the Web. Heroku lets you deploy, run, and manage projects written in Ruby, Node.js, Java, Python, Clojure, Scala, and PHP. This platform brings joy to so many developers because of its amazing build packs that create a robust deployment workflow. Read More →

  • Deploying a Jekyll site with a Rakefile

    So, you have an awesome website built with Jekyll, but you need an easy way to publish it. For those unaware, Jekyll is a static site generator written in Ruby. With that in mind let’s talk about a little utility called Rake. It’s a Make-like program implemented in Ruby. This means you can create a Rakefile that contains a set of build rules. Simply put, it’s a file that you write some tasks in. The main task we want to achieve is publishing our site from a local machine to a server. Read More →

  • Emmet Hot Key: Open & Closing Tag

    Quick keys are the best thing since sliced bread when you have a firm grasp of them and use the ones you care about the most. I’ve been doing some research to discover a few favorite quick keys with my editor of choice and wanted to share one that I think is pretty hawt! Read More →

  • The Tools of a Remote Worker

    So, I work remotely for Mode. Yes, remote work is quite the luxury, but it also has it’s downsides when it comes to communicating. I’m gonna list a few services that I feel make my life as simple as possible (and the ones that fail) when I’m trying to communicate effectively with my co-workers. Read More →