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Nick Holden

I run, lose bar trivia, and sling Ruby and JavaScript in San Diego.

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Education

Economics and Communication at Boston University

Work

Software Engineer at GitHub

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How I replaced a Rails app with a few dozen lines of Ruby

Ok! I disagree and still like Rails. Interesting take, thou...

How I replaced a Rails app with a few dozen lines of Ruby

Thanks, Francisco! Not sure about the dates but could it ...

How I replaced a Rails app with a few dozen lines of Ruby

Thanks, Ewan! I hadn't considered database views, but that'...

How I replaced a Rails app with a few dozen lines of Ruby

Well said! I totally agree. Thanks, Andrei!

High traffic app that can’t take downtime - Data migration

This tip is 🔥! For Rails apps, I love using the strong_mig...

8 Productivity Tips for GitHub

Awesome list, Darren! ✨ I didn't know about the hotkey to ...

Resist the ‘quick fix’

Nice! I recently moved to a new team that uses GitHub issue...

Crawl Vote: Helping groups on the move pick a next spot

Thank you, Salli! Aside from "co-located groups of people,"...

Crawl Vote: Helping groups on the move pick a next spot

Thanks very much, JR! Since I wrote the post and brought in...

Crawl Vote: Helping groups on the move pick a next spot

Thanks a bunch, Alex!

Crawl Vote: Helping groups on the move pick a next spot

Thanks for the kind words, Ben!

Crawl Vote: Helping groups on the move pick a next spot

Thanks, Mac! 😁

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

When it's feasible, testing the real system rather than moc...

Resist the ‘quick fix’

Good questions! The to-do list should live somewhere that a...

Resist the ‘quick fix’

For sure! It's great when a general solution can address mu...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

I generally try to avoid mocking whenever possible. When I...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

I work mostly with Ruby and JavaScript. I use RSpec for mos...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

Thanks! It can definitely be tempting to tie up all loose ...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

I don't commit until I've made the test pass. That means I'...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

That would certainly help to focus your attention on one th...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

Thanks, Chris! Love that quote. It's hard to stop when thin...

Try ending today with a failing test for a great start tomorrow

Thanks! That's the idea. When I leave myself notes in the f...

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