The Flagrant Blog

consulting20 days agoBy Jim Remsik

Unstuck Yourself

We've all been there. You have a deadline or a goal that you, or perhaps your boss, desperately wants to meet. But when you sit down all…

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design4 months agoBy Kelly Rauwerdink

Self-promotion is the most artful form of torture.

What’s in your head: What’s on your site: While ancient philosophers sought to know the mind of God, modern business owners just want to…

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consulting4 months agoBy Jim Remsik

The Flagrant Interview Process

We recently posted a position (Remote Administrative Assistant) and I wanted to share how we interview at Flagrant. In part to set…

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consulting5 months agoBy Jen Remsik

The Job: Remote Admin Assistant w/ Leslie Knope Energy

Do you possess a favorite high-lighter? Does your brain tingle when you mark comments as “resolved” in Google Docs? Do you actually like…

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consulting5 months agoBy Jim Remsik

Clapping and Cringing

When your job is to "be the expert" and provide advice to other people, it sometimes feels uncomfortable to share your mistakes or ignorance…

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development6 months agoBy Jonathan Greenberg and Jim Remsik

TIL: How to properly dispatch a submit event

We have been building a Responsive Web Chat application. In order to provide users with a look and feel similar to a native app we decided…

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development8 months agoBy Ben Vandgrift

Reactive Rails: Comparing StimulusReflex and Hotwire

Comparing StimulusReflex and Hotwire Over the past few posts we've been talking about Reactive Rails and our experiences with Hotwire and…

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development8 months agoBy Ben Vandgrift

Reactive Rails: Hotwire

A Brief Study of Hotwire We continue our exploration of Reactive Rails tools with Hotwire. This is the fourth post in the series--if you…

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development8 months agoBy Ben Vandgrift and Jonathan Greenberg

Reactive Rails: StimulusReflex

A Brief Study of StimulusReflex This post continues our exploration of Reactive Rails tools with StimulusReflex(SR) and its underlying…

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development8 months agoBy Ben Vandgrift

Reactive Rails from Bare Bones

Reactive Rails: Bare Bones Chat Introduction This is the second article in a five-part series on Reactive Rails. In the first post we wrote…

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development8 months agoBy Ben Vandgrift

Reactive Rails in Context

Reactive Rails in Context At Flagrant, we recently began designing a chat-centered product. As we were reaching for React, Basecamp dropped…

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development8 months agoBy Jim Remsik

Hotwire-Debug

Hotwire dropped on the scene this past Christmas and it was right at a time where we were evaluating options for a product we’re building…

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consultinga year agoBy Jim Remsik

We Are Here

This has been an extraordinary and eventful year. For me it began with the passing of my father and was quickly followed by the fulfillment…

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developmenta year agoBy Jonathan Greenberg, Senior Developer

ActionMailbox - Lessons Learned

ActionMailbox is a great new feature shipped with Rails 6.0 that allows you to receive emails in your website; a sort of counterpart to…

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developmenta year agoBy Ben Vandgrift

Rails Engines using Webpacker (1/2)

An Experience Report Webpacker is the main line replacement for Sprockets and the Asset Pipeline, as of Rails 6. Webpacker wraps the…

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design4 years agoBy Kelly Rauwerdink, Creative Director

The pitfalls of being a design island in a small software company

At times, I feel like an island. As a software designer, I have been a team of one almost my entire career. While it can be inspiring to…

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design4 years agoBy Kelly Rauwerdink, Creative Director

From 0 to 60 in brand design

How I approach and create a small brand from scratch in a day. For any blank canvas or creative project, everyone approaches it differently…

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design4 years agoBy Kelly Rauwerdink, Creative Director

First time blogger, everyday imposter.

Dealing with my self-diagnosed failure everyday at a software company and learning to let it go. I want to acknowledge that this will…

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