Jamon Holmgren


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Easy background tasks on Heroku with Que

In quite a few of our Rails websites and smaller web applications, we end up needing some simple scheduled tasks that need to run in the background. Our favorite go-to background worker queue so far has been Sidekiq with Redis.

Sidekiq is a fine system,...

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Creating a Custom UITableViewCell with ProMotion

ProMotion comes with a “stupid simple” table screen that lets you make a list-view screen very easily. The API looks something like this:

# app/screens/movies_screen.rbclass MoviesScreen < PM::TableScreen def table_data [{ cells: [ { ...
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ProMotion 2.0 Launched

I just pushed up ProMotion 2.0.0, something that has been in the works for quite a while!

I consider ProMotion 2 to be “ProMotion all grown up.” The API doesn’t have the warts and wrinkles of the early ProMotion versions and it feels...

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How to get hired as a junior software developer

Sometimes I get asked if we do internships at ClearSight Studio. Right now we don’t (although that will likely change). Ultimately, your chances of getting a job at ClearSight as a junior software developer almost linearly follow your willingness...

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When to use viewDidLoad vs. loadView

In preparation for ProMotion 2.0, I did more research into the proper lifecycle of UIViewControllers and their contained views. I quickly realized that what I had been recommending for ProMotion all along had been erroneous, although it does work.

My...

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