Bendyworks’ Blog

Video Messaging in Rails

We've been working with our friends at the Chins Up Foundation to develop an innovative application connecting youth with college athletes through a pen-pal mentorship program. Recently, we were requested to add video messaging to the application...

The Bendyworks Conference Roadshow Early 2017

We're kicking off 2017 with a bang. Six Bendyworkers are giving 14 presentations at 10 conferences in 9 cities in 3 countries and 1 ocean over 5 months. Topics include JavaScript, IoT, immutability, salary, Elm, and the Twitter API. Come and say hi...

Building A Slack Bot With Elixir Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial, we covered the basics of defining, running, and testing a web server in Elixir using Plug and Cowboy. In this part of the tutorial, we'll build on that groundwork to create a Slack bot that fetches and sends out...

Webpack v2 Quick Start

With Webpack 2.x out of the release client phase, we're here with a quick start guide to get your development project running. This guide will guide you through a minimal setup where you will configure webpack and it's webpack-dev-sever. The configuration...

The Not At All Definitive Guide To Opening PDF Files In Ionic 2

Opening PDF’s inside an application is tricky sometimes, but the beauty of Ionic is that a solution is never far out of reach. Despite that bit of enthusiasm the landscape for this problem is often hard to navigate. After a project where we had to...

The Tragedy of Maybe and Ruby

"How is this different from nil?" is the inevitable question I get from rubyists upon learning about the Maybe monad. Until a flash of inspiration the other day, I didn't quite have a good explanation for this question. Sure, I had an explanation,...

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