Stack Builders News

A collection of thoughts and notes by our team

Matt Campbell
SB is proud to present Quito's first-ever functional programming hackathon. The language-du-jour will be the advanced, purely-functional Haskell programming language. We will have 2 groups - a coding dojo for beginners, and an open-source collaboration for experienced Haskell coders - so bring your laptop & some friends and be prepared to have your mind expanded!

Justin Leitgeb
At Stack Builders, we'd like to see Haskell be the language that powers the next generation of dynamic web apps. We open-sourced a library that we wrote for string inflections to help move the language in this direction.

Justin Leitgeb
For the last several years Ruby has been the startup and enterprise go-to language for web application development. Why would we want to switch, and is Haskell a good choice for the language to power the next generation of web applications?
Matt Campbell
Contributing to open-source software is an important part of working at Stack Builders. Recently, 2 junior developers at SB made contributions to a very well-maintained discussion platform called Discourse. Here's their story, and what our company learned along the way.

Lori Leitgeb
The Year-In-Review from all of us at Stack Builders. 2013 was an incredible year - check out some of the things we did - but 2014 is going to be even more exciting. Happy New Year!

Lori Leitgeb
Stack Builders is conducting training in Ecuador Spring 2014! If you're ready for an adventure, and ready to take your dev skills to the next level to understand the fundamentals of software design, please contact us at careers@stackbuilders.com.
As a distributed, international team, we have a lot of best practices in place which we follow to make sure the applications we build deliver the best business value - and TDD is an extremely important tool that we use at Stack Builders.
Stack Builder Sebastián Sogamoso had the great opportunity to participate in the framework challenge organized by BogoDev, the biggest dev community in Bogotá, Colombia. The Colombian government tasked the event with figuring out a way to monitor all the space bodies inside the solar system - read more to hear about the solution implemented by his team and others!

Justin Leitgeb
If you're programming in Ruby and didn't know that it has regular expressions that are multi-line by default, chances are you've written unsafe code.

Justin Leitgeb
As developers, we agree that we want to spend our time developing features that deliver value to our projects

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