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  • Rhiana Heath

    The Five W's of Accessibility

    By Rhiana Heath,

    The internet is the perfect medium for people with disabilities. It breaks down barriers, brings people together, and allows them access to information that, in turn, empowers them.

    Australia's recent postal survey raised the issue of how inaccessible it was for people with disabilities or for whom English is not their first language. These people were unable to vote without assistance. Had this survey been conducted on the internet, everyone could vote, regardless of where they live, and whatever their disability or native language.

  • Mark Biegel

    How to upload your iOS app to TestFlight for distribution/beta

    By Mark Biegel,

    This is a quick guide to upload your app for distribution through Testflight.
 It assumes you have the appropriate access to both developer.apple.com and itunesconnect.apple.com
.

    You will need:

  • Sameera Gayan

    What constitutes good testing in Rails?

    By Sameera Gayan,

    Recently, our founder and CEO, Mikel Lindsaar spoke at the Ruby Developer Summit on Standard Development. He discussed the role of testing in project work, and talked about when you should follow the textbook approach and when it might be better to relax those rules. You can watch his talk on our youtube channel.

    This blog post details my thoughts on how to approach writing tests. To illustrate, I'll be using a Ruby/Rails example as Rails is a framework that embraces the culture of testing. However, I believe these concepts can be adapted to any language.

  • Riana Ferreira

    How to toe the line with RSpec, Stubs, and RuboCop

    By Riana Ferreira,

    Recently I set up the Rubocop gem for a project. I wanted to use it to ​ensure that my code base aligned with the community Ruby Style Guide. When I ran the tool, I came up against the following error message:

    This message didn't give me any idea of what the problem was, nor what I should do to avoid it in the future.

  • Mikel Lindsaar

    Top 10 Reasons to Outsource Development

    By Mikel Lindsaar,

    Today I was asked by a client to give them some reasons why they should outsource to reinteractive instead of hiring an in house team. They needed to convince their Board the pros and cons of setting up an internal software development team from scratch versus using reinteractive. The project under discussion was the implementation a bunch of key features for their platform as well as a partial rewrite of key aspects.

    Unsurprisingly, I've been asked this question several times by our clients, and my response has almost always been the same; do both.

  • reinteractive

    Some Quick Tips for Tips for Testing Your Rails App

    By reinteractive,

    by Leo Liang

    There might be times when you need to mock a certain value for ENV without overriding other values. This can be easily achieved as follows:

  • reinteractive

    Some Quick Tips for Tips for Testing Your Rails App

    By reinteractive,

    by Leo Liang

    There might be times when you need to mock a certain value for ENV without overriding other values. This can be easily achieved as follows:

  • Gabriel Gizotti

    How to Write a Quality Pull Request

    By Gabriel Gizotti,

    Recently my colleague Daniel wrote an article about Our Code Review Guidelines. But there is another component to this equation: the quality of the Pull Request (PR) that originated it.

    Several years ago, when I was a newbie Rails developer, I submitted my very first pull request to an open source project. It had only a very basic description about what it was doing, with no further details about why or how. This was my PR in its entirety:

  • Daniel Draper

    Our Code Review Guidelines

    By Daniel Draper,

    Here at reinteractive, we care deeply about the quality of our code. We have many processes in place to ensure that the code we produce for our clients is of the highest quality, one of which is a mandatory code review. Before any feature makes it into staging, it must be reviewed by at least one, and preferably two, other developers.

    To quote Wikipedia, a code review is a systematic examination of source code. It is intended to find mistakes overlooked in the initial development phase, improving the overall quality of software.

  • reinteractive

    State Library – Recognition of Excellence for Innovation & Disruptive use of Technology

    By reinteractive,

    The State Library of NSW’s innovative approach to engage online volunteers has received an Excellence award for Innovation and Disruptive use of technology by OpenGOV Asia in a recent awards ceremony.

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