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And Still Deploy Multiple Times a Day A Brief History of Saving Credit Card Numbers at ActBlue We take payments, it’s what we do. Thus, when donors ask us to, we save their credit card numbers. Saving payment information for our awesome users is immensely important to how well we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at ActBlueTechBlog
Updated 2015-05-07: `brew upgrade --all` is now the preferred command. I was chatting with a coworker the other day about a security patch to Ruby when I mentioned in passing that I update my Homebrew packages daily. Apparently—based on his reaction—this might make me a bit of on outlier. While... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at ActBlueTechBlog
The vast majority of the time we don’t think much about the height of the web page we are building. Maybe we try to get the most important content “above the fold”, for whatever that’s worth these days, but otherwise we create complex frameworks for horizontal grids while letting the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at ActBlueTechBlog
Because our website runs on Rails (because we wrote it that way), a couple of us attended RailsConf in Austin last week. If you were there too, thanks for helping to make it such a friendly time. Over pot pies, I heard about a bunch of things that were so... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at ActBlueTechBlog
We use Mixpanel as one of the main tools in our metrics arsenal. It’s great for capturing any event that we think is interesting, and for reporting on conversion funnels. Since we’ve already defined the events that are important to our business, we can set up A/B tests for all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at ActBlueTechBlog
Like a lot of sites, we display a list of recent blog posts on our homepage. The mechanism by which we get it there has gone through several revisions over the years, and we found it interesting to reflect on the path we’ve took. 1) In the first implementation our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at ActBlueTechBlog
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