Great client-firm collaboration takes time and practice. It’s not always fun and it’s not always easy. However, finding and developing this chemistry will help teams build stronger relationships and trust which will ultimately produce more well-rounded products.
Managing git branches when branching off multiple feature branches can be a pain. What branches have been merged and can any be deleted? Within my first few months at Made By Munsters I came to realize that I needed a better workflow for managing my branches. Let’s break down the current workflow. First, at the […]
That goal: Build for day one. Don’t focus on what’s to come a year from now or even three months from now. Focus on your first release.
At Made by Munsters, our Rails projects use dotenv to load environment variables for development and test Rails servers. dotenv reads a file (by default, the appropriately named .env) that contains a simple list of name=value pairs and loads each as a new environment variable entry. For instance, a .env file with these contents: dotenv would read […]
We found, over our company’s existence, that collecting data doesn’t have to be an expensive venture. Nor does it have to be a long-drawn-out, time-consuming phase of a project. As agile designers and developers, we collect data during the life span of the project.
As product designers and developers, we solve problems that our users encounter. Our work, hopefully, provides solutions to tasks that either take users too long to complete, confuse them or didn’t exist in the first place. But how do we determine what solutions or features are needed? Beyond data and interviewing users, we need a […]
Our small, but mighty team is proud to be named among the other companies in Indianapolis. We’re incredibly thankful for the recognition as it proves the quality of the work we’ve done, our process for getting there, and the core team we’ve invested in.
For the past several years, we have been working to develop a better agile process. We revised everything from how our designers and developers work together to how we communicate feature updates, bug fixes, and deployments to our clients.
Naturally, developers build apps in environments where network connectivity isn’t an issue — frequently the connections stay local to the development environment. That’s fine for being efficient while building out code, but it can also lead to a false confidence about the performance of the code in real-world situations.
Sass provides many useful features. It gives web designers and developers the ability to DRY up our code with mixins, maps and loops. It gives us a way to split up large files, but yet still cascade our stylesheets. And most importantly, it gives us variables.