Active Shipping is a nifty Shipping API extension for Active Merchant. It provides methods for interacting with common shipping carrier APIs. Recently we used Active Shipping on a client’s e-commerce site to provide customers with many shipping options from several carriers.
This week’s Tech Talk was on Sencha Touch, a cross-platform framework aimed at next generation, touch enabled devices.
I’ll be honest. My reaction to my first morning in the Highgroove office was one which I thought I would not be sharing. After talking to a couple other Highgroovers, however, I realized it was a pretty common reaction. To us, our first day felt a little bit like Christmas morning.
RubyConf, ahhh RubyConf.
This week’s Tech Talk was on the R Project for Statistical Computing within Ruby. The RinRuby project integrates the R interpreter in Ruby, exposing R’s statistical routines and graphics (charting, plotting) from within Ruby.
Search is a hard problem, thankfully a lot of really smart people have spent a lot of time on it and come up with some awesome tools. Most of our projects involve some kind of search functionality, and often tuning search indexes on the database server will get us enough performance to launch the minimum viable product. But say we have 350,000 things that need fulltext search with ordering and boosting, or 50,000 things with extremely complex access controls in a high traffic environment that needs to search quickly and scale up to 10s of millions of things? Here’s a low-level look at some of the specific steps we’ve taken to make Rails scale. Can rails scale?. We disagree. Onward!
Today, I attended a workshop from the Atlanta EO chapter led by the charismatic Jim Ryerson of Sales Octane on improving your sales process, through the use of a Sales Playbook. I’ll admit, I’ve always been pretty good at selling (it helps to have an awesome team and product behind you), but the Sales Playbook we have (and that went through a ton of editing today) makes it even easier.