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 9th, 2015 February 26th, 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 17th, 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 9th, 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.

August 2nd, 2013

Double Click to Edit View in Ember

When writing my current Ember app I wanted a view where you can double click to edit an element and it will replace the current item with a textfield. Instead of writing multiple views to handle this double click to edit feature, I wanted to write a reusable view that I can bind a value to and forget about.