Minty: Sanity Check One

Before We Get Too Far One of the reasons I like spiking things is so I can get a feel for what my code will grow into. I’ve written so much crap in the past – it would pain me to do it...

Minty: Writing The First Specs

##Where To Start? All I have right now is the notion of an Article – a pretty basic idea of a “model”. I hesitate to call it a model because the only definition I have for it is a...

Minty: Defining the Model

What’s a Model? If you’re a Rails fan, a Model is where you drop validations, hooks, and some custom methods. In .NET it might be a place to define what Entity Framework shoves into your...

Minty: The First Steps

What Are We Doing? I have an idea, now it’s time to flesh it out. In a traditional setting you may have sat with “stakeholders” or clients and fleshed out some requirements –...

Hello Minty

My Boss Wants Me To Build This Node App… I get quite a few emails like this – all centering on a single question: I need to build a Node app for work and I know Javascript OK and I...

Try It Quiet

New. Not New. NDC is dominated by Microsoft developers – many of whom are curious about other technologies like Node and Rails. When trying to describe Node to a Microsoft developer a natural...