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Posted on May 24, 2017 by Team Trim on Jobs

We’re Hiring: Jr. Product Strategist

Do you love apps and startups? We need someone to research and validate ideas to solve product design and growth problems. A strategist at T R I M might be described as this: Comfortable moving fast, unafraid to try new marketing strategies and tactics to grow or validate an idea, a creative individual who uses data to […]

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Ryan Stone on Today I Learned

Dropbox & Webpack

I’ve had a major issue with Angular 2/Webpack for the past few months. I store all my development files in Dropbox as a second layer of backup and an issue came up that would make me bounce the server every time I changed a file. Not cool. The office joke is “it’s Tmux’s fault” and […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kyle Lemair on Development


With the goal of increasing diversity in the South Florida innovation ecosystem, we have committed to hiring apprentice developers through Knight Foundation scholarships. A group of familiar South Florida tech leaders are taking action to make tech careers more accessible to everyone through the “Future Leaders of Tech Scholarship Program,” as announced this week by the Knight Foundation. The […]

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Team Trim on Jobs

We’re Hiring: iOS Product Developer

Trim Agency is seeking an iOS developer to join their startup studio. The ideal candidate will not only love to code, but love to see companies grow from zero to launch, and scale companies from one to n. The Trim product mobile stack for iOS is Swift (or Objective C) / Rails API / Postgress […]

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Alex Miller on Team Trim, Today I Learned

Testing Modules in Rspec

There comes a time when we might need to write some unit tests for a module. To do this, we can just extend some class and test the methods on that class. Here is an example using Rspec’s subject class; extending it with SomeProject::MyHelpers to unit test a method called :helpfulness.

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Alex Miller on Today I Learned

Rename a Phoenix Application

When we build a Phoenix application with $ mix my_app, our application module name is set to MyApp. This module name, as well as the snake case version, is referenced everywhere, making it very cumbersome if you need to ever rename the application. Here is a shell script I wrote the does the job […]

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Alex Miller on Today I Learned

Common Table Expressions in Postgres

PostgresSQL WITH Queries, also known as Common Table Expressions (CTEs), allows us to write complex queries by defining temporary tables for use in a larger query. In other words, we can create in-memory temporary tables and query against them. Here is an (trivial) example where we want the email addresses of all the users who […]

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Tim Hasse on Today I Learned

Evernote to Blog Post

Today I learned how to publish our TIL posts directly to our blog, straight from my favorite text tool, Evernote . We are simply making the connection with one of our go-to’s, Zapier . The concern with this integration is that our zap is searching for new notes every 15 minutes, so you would need […]