Wizard Development StatusBot

Any sufficiently mature development team eventually has someone who makes a build status indicator. This one is ours. The WizardDev StatusBot shows us the current status of the latest build, the repo and branch names, and the commit message. We...

Ghostalk 21: with Francis Gulotta

I had the absolute pleasure to join the people at Ghostalk the other day for their last episode of the season. They let me talk aboutrobots, Wizard Development, programming education, more robots and even how to contribute to their Ghost...

A Bit About What We Do

I got into a conversation with someone about their development team. They specifically are hiring a 50/50 mix of senior and junior developers, to help with cost. I think it's a great idea but for our industry as a whole....

Hi

We're Wizard Development. We'll be posting about software development, robotics, workflow, and how technology changes our lives. Talk to you soon.

The One Place to Hang Out

I've been making my way through this presentation by Maciej Cegłowski Some kinds of services are just crying out for decentralization. Fifty years from now, people will be shocked that we had one social network that all seven billion people on...

All the parts

Yesterday at JSConf 2014 we had a nodebots event. (We also had noderockets, nodeboats and nodecopters.) One of my favorite bots is below.   We have a lot of different parts here. A laser gun from Bithound A sparkcore from...

Our Two Visions

I've been doing a lot of outward thinking* lately about Wizard Development's vision. "Vision" means a lot of things to a lot of people, so I should specify. To me it means the general principles and goals by which everyone...

Multiple Domain Tracking with Segment.IO and Mixpanel

At One Month, we've chosen to operate our app across several domains depending on what course you're taking. (OneMonthRails.com, OneMonthHTML.com, or the primary domain OneMonth.com) As a result we broke a lot of our tracking that we do to figure...

Wild West Mail Delivery in the Age of Bitcoin

If you saw me talk at ManhattanJS you know I have a dream about a decentralized mesh network that supports decentralized applications that cater to our decentralized behaviors. There are a lot of parts to this dream, the hardware, the...

NPM Wishlist

I don't write a ton of nodejs modules. I work on a few*, and I don't even work on them as much as I like. However I do end up using a ton of them. Here are some cool things...