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How Thoughtful Communication Makes Us Unreasonably Productive
Abhik Pramanik
Abhik Pramanik
Co-founder & Head of Engineering

How we use efficient and deliberate communication at Ashby to keep Slack notifications and meetings to a minimum, focus 36h out of a 40h week, and have fun along the way 😀.

Async Postmortems in a Global, Remote Team

9 minute read

Async Postmortems in a Global, Remote Team

Emma Cushman
Emma Cushman
Engineering Leadership

How Ashby's collaborative postmortem process adapts industry best practices to a global, remote team and helps us move faster, learn from failure, and build a healthier engineering culture.

Detecting Node Event Loop Blockers

7 minute read

Detecting Node Event Loop Blockers

João Carvalho
João Carvalho
Engineering

Our application code runs in a single thread with Node.js. The thread can get blocked by requests with CPU-intensive computation and significantly slow our response times. We'll walk you through how we identify and eliminate these blocking requests.

Switching Rich Text Editors, Part 1: Picking Tiptap
Florian Krüger
Florian Krüger
Engineering

Switching rich text libraries in a production app with many daily users isn't easy. We recently changed ours with minimal issues and are sharing our research and process with the hope that it helps you make a similar switch.

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Continous Deployment via a GitHub Actions Reminder

Ben Asher
Ben Asher
Engineering

An automated reminder to deploy as an effective way to keep deploys small and safe.

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Type Safety with ES2022's Array.prototype.at

Ben Asher
Ben Asher
Engineering

Array.at provides better type safety than the standard index operator, and it works with Node 16!

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Querying JSON and XML with jq and xq

Ben Asher
Ben Asher
Engineering

How I use command line tools to inspect JSON and XML data that would be impossible to do by eye.

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Flexible Types that Support Autocomplete with Template Literals (Oh My!)

Graham Murdoch
Graham Murdoch
Design & Engineering

Use template literals to create flexible types that accurately check possible values at compile time and support autocomplete in common editors (like VSCode).

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Testing Using Jest Table Syntax

Arjun Nayini
Arjun Nayini
Engineering

How to write similar Jest tests without copying and pasting code.

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Using Generic Arrow Functions in .tsx Files

Ronald Martin
Ronald Martin
Engineering

How to fix Typescript compiler errors from generic arrow functions in .tsx files.

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