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WTF is a SWAG?

30 Jan 2017

WTF is a SWAG?

SWAG is the first step in a web development partnership – and we don’t mean style. See what questions we ask ourselves and our potential clients before calculating our ballpark project estimates.

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How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

24 Jan 2017

How New Eyes can Refresh a Stale Project

In our initial calls with potential design partners, one of the first phrases we often hear is: I think we just need a fresh set of eyes on this project. Here's a few reasons outside perspectives are beneficial for refreshing a tired design.

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Article  |  Leadership

6 Reasons Not to Hire Planet Argon

10 Jan 2017

6 Reasons Not to Hire Planet Argon

We’ve partnered with incredible companies in dozens of different verticals: subscription snack services, spin studios, event venues, and technology companies, just to name a few. Our redesign and development abilities translate beyond one industry. But we aren’t the right fit for every project. Here are six reasons you shouldn't hire Planet Argon. It's not you, it's us.

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Puma is the Preferred Web Server for Rails Developers

2 Jun 2016

Puma is the Preferred Web Server for Rails Developers

Puma’s popularity as both a web and Rails server has shown steady growth toward the position of preferred tool for both roles. Growing out of the once-mighty Mongrel, Puma hails itself as "A Modern, Concurrent Web Server for Ruby". Showing significantly lower memory usage and response times than Unicorn and Passenger the communities support appears to be continuing to shift in its direction.

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Still Not Tracking Exceptions in Rails

1 Jun 2016

Still Not Tracking Exceptions in Rails

A declining but still significant percentage of respondents to Planet Argon's Rails survey (down to 16% this year, from a high of 31% in 2009) don’t use any exception notification at all on their projects. Why turn a deaf ear to an important part of your application’s health?

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