The Flagrant Blog

design3 hours agoBy Morgan Moran and Kelly Rauwerdink

Will Creating Ever Not Be Terrifying?

“Well, they didn't find out that I was crap before, so it's very possible they're gonna find out I’m crap now.” A dazzling internal pep talk…

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development23 days agoBy Yossef Mendelssohn

ADRs.

Imagine you’re digging through some part of a system, and you come across something that looks confusing. You’re trying to figure out why…

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consulting2 months agoBy Jim Remsik

The Problem with Curiosity.

How many times has a project leader told you to "think different" while carving out no time, structure or community to allow it to happen…

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consulting3 months agoBy Morgan Moran

YOU (*gasp*) DON’T (*wheeze*) SUCK! (*faint*)

Happy reading x2! Enjoy the post and contact us to score a free eBook giveaway from Imposter Syndrome Speaker, Tali Lavarry. When I first…

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consulting4 months agoBy Morgan Moran

Clapping And Cringing.

When your job is to be the expert and advise other people, it can feel super awks to share your missteps. Yet if we always knew what we were…

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consulting4 months agoBy Joyce Hu

We Launched a Donation Campaign!

Yayyy! We're back from visiting Portland for RailsConf 2022!! It's been a while since I've traveled to Portland and THIS trip was super…

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consulting4 months agoBy Jonathan Broad

Flagrant® Is Weird.

“Who would name their company Flagrant?” you might ask. After all, the word “flagrant” has a ton of negative connotations. If you fill in…

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consulting6 months agoBy Morgan Moran

What's Alive For You?

No one wants to read about another company’s summit. Shit, most companies don’t want to read about their own summit. What IS helpful to read…

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consulting6 months agoBy Jim Remsik

Join us in doing the not-normal thing.

Hey, how ya doin? Whatcha been up to over the last 2 years which totally count as dog years? This is a soul-check from your friends at…

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consulting6 months agoBy Morgan Moran

Empower Women. Change The World.

Behind Amanda Gorman's crackling poems, Malala Yousafzai's bullet scars and María Belón's fight against a friggen TSUNAMI are the voices of…

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development7 months agoBy Amanda Klusmeyer

Don't Cloud Your View With Logic.

I recently had the pleasure of refactoring a view file for a client project. The pleasure part of that sentence is a lie and definitely…

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consulting7 months agoBy Morgan Moran

Want Seriously Good Work? Hire The Team Who Laughs.

Who would you rather slog through a tough project with – Kevin Hart or Christian Bale? Humor is one of the most powerful forms of emotional…

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development7 months agoBy Amanda Klusmeyer

The Software Version of Bambi is Falsifying Your Data.

What a sad situation. A lonely child record has a foreign key that points to a parent record of a primary key that no longer exists. Sob How…

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consulting7 months agoBy Joyce Hu

Happy Lunar New Year!

As the 2022 Lunar New Year celebrations draws to a close, I am reflecting on how immensely grateful I am for this intense and magical time…

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development8 months agoBy Yossef Mendelssohn

Design Patterns: What? Who? When?

Have you heard of a "design pattern"? If you have, and if you know the history, and if you don't feel like double- or triple-checking how…

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consulting8 months agoBy Joyce Hu

Remember To Breathe.

Take a deep breath in . . . And a long breath out . . . . . How are you doing today? We've being doing some powerful work lately and this…

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consulting9 months agoBy Morgan Moran

Our First Official Writer Is Obsessed With Death. How Original.

But hey, it’s not what you think! Far from a Plath/Dickinson/Black Sabbath kink, Morgan Moran literally apprenticed at a funeral home for…

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consulting9 months agoBy Jim Remsik

Ope! We’re Hiring A Senior Software Engineer AND YOU’RE INVITED!

There is a juicy sweet-spot between soulless corporate coding and writing software for hipster apps. Flagrant is a lifestyle career – you’ll…

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development10 months agoBy Amanda Klusmeyer

All Things Arel Basics.

When tasked with figuring out why unexpected behavior was happening in our app, I followed the bread crumb trail to this block of code: Who…

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developmenta year agoBy Cody Brooks

Git Got Your Goat?

Look at you. You learned so much about software, that the intelligent folks at Flagrant HQ decided that you were capable of learning A LOT…

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developmenta year agoBy Jonathan Greenberg

Pagination With Hotwire.

Pagination With Hotwire In the pantheon of classic user stories over the years of modern web development, pagination is certainly well…

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consultinga year 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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designa year 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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consultinga year 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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consultinga year 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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consultinga year 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years agoBy Amanda Klusmeyer

The Wonderful(ly Frustrating) World Of RSpec.

My brain is a gosh darn prodigy when remembering stuff like: Chewing gum jingles. Harry Potter spells. Pretty much any SpongeBob episode…

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consulting2 years 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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development2 years 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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development2 years 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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design5 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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design5 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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design5 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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