Blake Williams

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Hi, I'm Blake Williams

I'm a full-stack developer living in Boston, MA. I currently work at GitHub where I primarily write Ruby/Rails and a bit of TypeScript. I care a lot about building the right thing and writing great code.

January 30, 2015 January 09, 2015 February 26, 2014

Playing with Elixir and Erlang

I’ve always been interested in playing with functional programming in my spare time. I’ve tried out a few different flavors such as Clojure, Erlang, Haskell, and OCaml but never really found myself sticking to one or really getting to know any of them really well. Lately I’ve been playing with Elixir and Erlang together and have fallen in love with them.

February 17, 2014

Continuously Becoming More Productive

As a developer I’m always trying to improve myself, my code, and my process. I’m always trying new things and keeping an open mind to see if it has a place in my process or can help make my life easier.

February 09, 2014

Testing Ember with Jasmine 2.0

Testing can be hard and Ember doesn’t exactly have the greatest resources for testing. QUnit is the “official” testing framework for Ember.js apps and it has the most resources dedicated to it which can make using something like Jasmine a bit harder.