Rails 5... is ALIVE!!!

While Skylight itself supports Rails 5 automatically, we had not yet upgraded the Rails portion of the app on our end until last week. I optimistically volunteered to make the upgrade, thinking it would not take more than a day, maybe two, tops. Not so much. For context, although I've… »

Celebrating Rails 5

🎉🎂🍻 In case you haven't heard about it yet, Rails 5.0 has just been released! Just like a lot of you, we are very excited about this release. If you are curious, David wrote a blog post summarizing the key features and I encourage you to check it out! You… »

Skylight Documentation Available on Github

I'm pleased to announce that the Skylight Documentation is now publicly available on GitHub. It was always available to be read at docs.skylight.io, but now the whole repository is public. To be clear, we don't expect others to write our documentation for us. However, it's not uncommon for… »

Introducing Helix

Rust + Ruby, Without The Glue. This post is a write-up of the talk I gave at RailsConf 2016. You can find the slides here. There's a lot to love about Ruby – the sweet syntax, the focus on developer productivity and happiness, the mature ecosystem, and of course, the awesome community… »

Auto-Updating Credit Cards

tl;dr: When your credit card number or expiration date changes, in many cases, we can update them for your automatically! Credit cards are great. They're quick and easy for the customer and pretty darn nice for the seller (us!) as well. That said, getting issued a new card still… »

OAuth is Easy, Right?

OAuth can be easy to implement, but easy is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder will define it as leaning on a well-supported OAuth library and a simple user authentication flow. We just wrapped up our first wave of GitHub integration with Skylight and while we did lean… »