The blog ofJonathan Pepin

I screwed up (big time)

2013-05-28

At first when I tried it for the first time, I was scared. I didn't really know how it worked. I didn't really know how to do it. People around me showed me. I was totally out of confidence. Everytime...

Better methods, better performances

2013-05-24

This is just a quick post to talk about how small changes can make a big difference. Sometimes, a simple change of built-in method can make a big difference in your application's performance, just because of the way it works,...

Don't underestimate super.

2013-05-21

Here at Exec, I've been working for a bit now into having a system to allow us to log whatever happens in the system; Either a modification is made by an admins through the admin's dashboard, or a user directly...

Making Ajax calls to rails

2013-05-12

For the past few weeks, I've been working on our new mobile website at Exec, so user's wihout our iPhone app can still easily book a house cleaning. For a better experience, I used knockout.js to make the booking flow...

Ask yourself "WHY"

2013-05-08

As software engineers, our relation with the tools we are building is completely different than the one the users we are building for have. Because we know what's happening behind the scene, our experience using the tools and how we...

Why San Francisco inspires me

2013-03-24

In Chicago. City on the make (http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3484-chicago-city-on-the-make), Jamie from 37signals says > I believe our Getting Real approach and REWORK perspective just would not exist without Chicago’s “real-ness” in our blood. He then asks > What do you love about your...

How I built a countdown in Javascript

2013-03-13

Today, we are expanding our house cleaning services (http://iamexec.com/race/) to 4 new cities; Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York. To celebrate, we are organizing a Race for the Chore, where the city with the most house cleanings booked will get...

Why you must love ActiveRecord

2013-02-18

ActiveRecord is the database "management" tool used by Rails. To use a smart term, it's what we call "ORM", or Object-Relational Mapping. What does that mean? When you start a project, you could decide to do it in Ruby, Python,...

My Git personal journal

2013-01-17

how git works https://codewords.recurse.com/issues/two/git-from-the-inside-out # remove a file ruby $ git rm /file/path Deletes the file and removes it from the git tracking at the same time. # add all the removed files ruby $ git add -u...

Do whatever you want

2012-12-26

Don't tell me it's impossible. There is no problem, only excuses to stop you from acting. Exactly a year ago, January 1, 2012, I woke up and as every morning, got an allongé and went to read Techcrunch; My...