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Posts in the category Development...

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Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

At CentreSource, we have a motto that “outcomes always outweigh the output.”  Through this, we try to focus on meeting the individual goals of our clients, versus focusing on the process of how they get done.  One goal we often hear is that our clients would like an easy way to update the website themselves. …

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Ruby on Rails Meetup

Last night CentreSource hosted the The Nashville Ruby on Rails / Agile Software Meetup Group for the first time. Presenter Alex Sharp shared a presentation on Test Driven Development (TDD) with Shoulda, a set of helpers that sit on top of the Test::Unit framework. You can see a blog post he made on the subject…

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Symfony Faux Form Serialization

Recently, I ran into an issue when building a Symfony plugin for Slideshow renderings.  When I added the support for multiple libraries, in this case Google Slideshow2 and JQuery Cycle, they had drastically different configuration options.  JQuery Cycle allows you to use a list of effects, such as blindX and blindY.  These effects are great,…

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Dream Big, Take Action: Ellie’s Run for Africa

The summer is here, which means that once again it is time for us to join forces to help out Ellie’s Run for Africa (ERFA), a 5k run and family fun day that raises awareness of and funding for Africans who struggle to meet basic needs such as health care, food, water, shelter, clothing and…

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What’s with the funny symbols on Twitter?

Thanks to Oprah (@oprah), the CNN (@cnn) / Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) follower race, and almost every other news organization, there has been a recent influx of non-tech users being introduced to the wonderful world of Twitter.  In general, Twitter is a pretty basic system to use and understand: it centers around the simple question “What…

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Centresource Releases New Plugins to the Symfony Community

Over the last week, the developers here at CentreSource have published nine plugins for the symfony community.  The plugins have been used in several of our internal projects and client web applications, but have been developed on a private repository.  We finally decided the plugins were properly documented and tested.  These plugins can be found…