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02 Mar 2017
Rebuilding the Kant Generator: adventures in context-free text generation
05 Nov 2016
Forgetting about phones, cars, desktops, etc.: Do boxes hosting typical web applications really need this?
27 Oct 2015
On one of Apply's most used features, the ability to dynamically generate page and question orders based on previous answers.
04 Oct 2015
When it walks/talks/quacks like a duck but is not in fact a duck (ActiveRecord, I'm looking at you)
17 Sep 2015
An overview of the Apply system focusing on the document system, from which most of the functionality is built. Most of the attention goes to the model layer: the basic conceptual abstractions; schemas vs. schemaless databases; dynamically generating documents; good solutions for input vs. good solutions for output; etc. This is the nickel tour for getting to know the system.