Many voices. One Flagrant.

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. Seriously, I can recite word for word (and what I think is pitch for pitch) the striped sweater song. But test specs? Which are a critical part of my...

Amanda Klusmeyer
By Amanda Klusmeyer
December 08, 2020

We Are Here.

Photo by K8 on Unsplash 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 of a desire to build something new. Although Flagrant technically began in August of 2019 we weren’t able to get started in...

Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
November 02, 2020

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 sending emails with ActionMailer. ActionMailbox handles the complexities of catching and storing emails and exposes a simple configuration pattern and routing...

Jonathan Greenberg
By Jonathan Greenberg
October 27, 2020

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. When a client asks me to create a brand for their new idea, I have a general way I go about designing. In order to reveal some of the design mystery,...

Kelly Rauwerdink
By Kelly Rauwerdink
April 24, 2017

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 forever be a work in progress. My life, that is. A journey to unravel why I (and maybe you) put so much pressure to be the world’s greatest whatever. I first...

Kelly Rauwerdink
By Kelly Rauwerdink
April 19, 2017