Updates from the Wixel Team

Here's where you'll find updates from our team regarding products we build and our company.

Important Sinatra Concepts

It's important to remember that Sinatra is an amazingly flexible micro framework with a top level DSL and not a feature packed framework like Rails. It's purposefully built to have just enough functionality to give you what you need to get going. There are incredibly useful helpers and extensions…...

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Working with Sinatra Routes and Conditions

Efficient routing is fundamental to how well a web application functions, it's the ability to map incoming requests to methods inside your code using patterns that match request URL's. Luckily for us, Sinatra has a powerful routing mechanism built into it that gives you the flexibility you need for…...

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Arthur - making your Mac more awesome

Anyone who has tried finding and optimising settings on their Mac will know what a pain it can be. Is it safe? If I change something will it break anything? Am I doing this right? How will I fix it? It’s for this reason that we built an easy to use Mac utility that helps you safely change some of t…...

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How to install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

In this article, we'll install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 14.04, create separate users and databases, relax the postgres authentication to allow remote connections & connect to the server in a few different ways. What I've found is that once you've managed to install & configure it correctly,…...

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Streamlining the Wixel Design Process using Sketch

As first published on Medium Let's not sugar coat it. Our design process was clunky and time-consuming. Now, while that is not the same as a process that is completely broken, it's not ideal when you specialise in building large software projects in short timeframes. What we needed was a process as…...

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Purrrl: post launch updates

We've been working hard on the list of feedback received from a few of the amazing users! Here's what's been done: Added: MD5 headers that are added to the download page so you can verify files for security purposes. Added: Ability to upload files via email attachments. You can simply email files…...

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