04 February 2014
When using Angular's HTML5 location mode you need to find a way to serve
index.html even when the GET request hits a deep link. e.g. a direct request to
/products/35 needs to return the contents of
index.html in order to fire up your angular app. Perhaps my google-fu was weak yesterday but I couldn't find any great examples of doing this when using yeoman and rails.
30 January 2014
Stripe runs a yearly programming challenge which presents a sequence of increasingly difficult programming challenges. This year the focus was on distributed systems. I was able to finish all the levels in the first day but had to spend more time to maintain a place on the leaderboard for level4. I didn't spend any time optimizing earlier levels, so most of my thoughts will be on level4.