Parker Thompson

Biography

  • Badges and Widgets – How would you like to promote your project?

    Badges and Widgets – How would you like to promote your project?

    We're starting work on Tracker badges and widgets. Our goal is to allow you to share information about your project or backlog on your website, or to promote Tracker and Agile Software in...

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  • desert 0.5.0 released, now with Rails 2.3 support

    desert 0.5.0 released, now with Rails 2.3 support

    This is a quick announcement that there's a new desert version (gem, git) that supports Rails 2.3.x. If you have existing desert plugins the only change you'll need to make will be to rename your...

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  • Split testing with Rails Part 2 – The Results Are In

    Split testing with Rails Part 2 – The Results Are In

    In my last article I ask you to visit Blabs and participate in a simple split test. A few hundred of you were nice enough to humor me and we were able to collect some statistically significant...

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  • Split testing with Rails

    Split testing with Rails

    At Pivotal we are all about rapid iteration and continual feedback for our code, and try to get our clients to get excited about this same mode of thinking with respect to their products. To...

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  • has_many :threads, :through => :mongrel

    has_many :threads, :through => :mongrel

    As some of you may have heard, Rails 2.2 is going to be thread safe. This was pretty exciting for us as we've been struggling lately with memory issues running Mongrel clusters in virtualized...

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  • Is Rails the Right Technology For Your Start-up?

    Is Rails the Right Technology For Your Start-up?

    Chris' recent article has stirred up quite a debate (see comments) about Rails and whether you'd have to be drunk to suggest using it. I'd like to expand a bit on Chris' point and talk a little...

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  • Screen Scrape No More…Seriously!

    Screen Scrape No More…Seriously!

    This week I had the pleasure of attending Dapper Camp put on by the folks at Dapper for their user community. Mitch Kapor kicked it off with a talk on disruptive technology, openness, and...

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  • Kombucha anyone?

    Kombucha anyone?

    As geeks we like science experiments. As San Franciscans (mostly) we like anything novel, particularly if it's organic, healthy, and foreign. So, a few months ago, after realizing our employer...

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