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EDUCATIONJune 11, 2015
The Blue Ocean Mind

In my third year of running Rosetta Stone as CEO, I opened the book Blue Ocean Strategy, and it was a pivotal moment.

Inspectocat, courtesy of GitHub
EDUCATIONFebruary 3, 2015
Git Bisect Debugging with Feature Branches

Inspectocat, courtesy of GitHub At Pedago, we follow the GitHub Flow model of software development. Changes to our app are made in feature branches, which are discussed, tested, code reviewed, and merged into master before deploying to staging and production. This approach has become pretty common, and in most cases does a good job of …

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EDUCATIONDecember 9, 2014
text-transform: An Unlikely Source of Jank

Here at Pedago, we take a hard look at the performance of our applications so that our users don’t have to experience any troublesome hiccups (or “jank”) that might otherwise sour a sweet learning experience. While “performance” can cover a wide array of metrics, we tend to be extremely critical of browser overhead (script execution, …

computer on desk
EDUCATIONNovember 20, 2014
How do I read the AngularJS message: [$rootScope:infdig] 10 $digest() iterations reached. Aborting! Watchers fired in the last 5 iterations

I’ve been using Angular every day for over a year, but have always been too intimidated by this error message—and the crazy list of information that comes along with it—to really dig into it and find out how to use it to my advantage. Building a new product at Pedago, I see this error happen …

white laptop on wooden desk
EDUCATIONSeptember 8, 2014
Five key principles that make geographically split software teams work

Geographically distributed teams can work. How? In my experience, there are five key principles that make all the difference.

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EDUCATIONAugust 12, 2014
The Brave New (Wired) World of Online Education

For all our modern advances, the jury is still out regarding the most effective ways to teach online.

INNOVATIONJuly 15, 2014
Pedago Announces Partnership with Top Business School INSEAD

Smartly partners with the top business school INSEAD to prepare incoming students for classes through business fundamentals courses.

EDUCATIONFebruary 18, 2014
Build and Deploy with Grunt, Bamboo, and Elastic Beanstalk

In response to Twitter feedback on our recent post “Goodbye, Sprockets! A Grunt-based Rails Asset Pipeline,” we at Pedago would like to share an overview of our current build and deploy process.

EDUCATIONJanuary 21, 2014
Goodbye, Sprockets! A Grunt-based Rails Asset Pipeline

How to replace the Rails asset pipeline with a Grunt-based system: Part 1 of our build and deploy process.

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