Permalink
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Find file
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
248 lines (182 sloc) 8.63 KB
<!DOCTYPE html>
<!--[if IEMobile 7 ]><html class="no-js iem7"><![endif]-->
<!--[if lt IE 9]><html class="no-js lte-ie8"><![endif]-->
<!--[if (gt IE 8)|(gt IEMobile 7)|!(IEMobile)|!(IE)]><!--><html class="no-js" lang="en"><!--<![endif]-->
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Craig Ambrose</title>
<meta name="author" content="Craig Ambrose">
<meta name="description" content="Craig Ambrose is a consulting software developer with the Enspiral Network. While experienced with a number of languages and tools, he prefers Ruby &hellip;">
<!-- http://t.co/dKP3o1e -->
<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">
<meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.craigambrose.com/">
<link href="/favicon.png" rel="icon">
<link href="/stylesheets/screen.css" media="screen, projection" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<script src="/javascripts/modernizr-2.0.js"></script>
<script src="/javascripts/ender.js"></script>
<script src="/javascripts/octopress.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="/atom.xml" rel="alternate" title="Craig Ambrose" type="application/atom+xml">
<!--Fonts from Google"s Web font directory at http://google.com/webfonts -->
<link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=PT+Serif:regular,italic,bold,bolditalic" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=PT+Sans:regular,italic,bold,bolditalic" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
</head>
<body >
<header role="banner"><a href="/"><img src="/images/craigambrose.png" alt="Craig Ambrose", class="title"></a>
</header>
<nav role="navigation"><ul class="subscription" data-subscription="rss">
<li><a href="/atom.xml" rel="subscribe-rss" title="subscribe via RSS">RSS</a></li>
</ul>
<form action="http://google.com/search" method="get">
<fieldset role="search">
<input type="hidden" name="q" value="site:www.craigambrose.com" />
<input class="search" type="text" name="q" results="0" placeholder="Search"/>
</fieldset>
</form>
<ul class="main-navigation">
<li><a href="/">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog">Blog</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/archives">Archives</a></li>
<li><a href="/contact">Contact me</a></li>
</ul>
</nav>
<div id="main">
<div id="content">
<div>
<article role="article">
<div id="home">
<div class="hero">
Craig Ambrose is a consulting software developer with the <a href="http://enspiral.com/">Enspiral Network</a>. While experienced with a number of languages and tools, he prefers Ruby On Rails as the solution which best provides value for money for his clients.
</div>
<div class="two_columns">
<div class="column">
<div class="section">
<p>
<a href="http://enspiral.com/"><img src="/images/enspiral.png" alt="enspiral" class="not_illustration enspiral_logo left"></a>
<a href="http://enspiral.com/">Enspiral</a> is a network of people and companies passionate about building great things together and
leaving the world a better place.
</p>
<p>
Our service network offers everything from web and software, through to animation, graphic design, legal, accounting, environmental planning, landscape architecture, urban design and engineering design and prototyping services.
</p>
</div>
<div class="section">
<p>
Craig is an active member of the <a href="http://workingwithrails.com/person/5658-craig-ambrose">Ruby on Rails</a> development community, both internationally and in New Zealand. Please
<a href="mailto:craig@craigambrose.com">get in touch</a> if you are interested in sharing knowledge in this area, or are keen to find out about Ruby activities, talks or training in and around Nelson, New Zealand.
</p>
</div>
<div class="section">
<p>
Craig is involved in the formation of <a href="http://atamai.co.nz">Atamai Village</a>, a new resilient human settlement in the south island of New Zealand.
</p>
<a href="http://atamai.co.nz"><img src="/images/atamai.jpg" alt="Atamai Village"></a>
</div>
</div>
<div class="column">
<div class="aside">
<h3>Agile Development</h3>
<p>Agile software development is a methodology for producing software which has benefits for both
the developers and the client. The key is the insight that creating a computer program is not the same
as creating a physical object, such as a house. Unlike house builders, software developers
can change what they are doing in mid stride, providing certain practices are followed, and so we can
focus first on the bits of the system that are important and well understood, and let some of the other
details fall into place around them through lots of feedback and involvement from the client. With a house,
it&#8217;s very important to build the foundations first, and then the frame, but with software we can start
with the bit that&#8217;s most important to your business, which might be the front door, or the bay windows,
so that you can try these bits out on your clients to see if we&#8217;re on the right track.</p>
<p><a href="http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html">Find Out More</a> about how agile development can help you product software that&#8217;s more appropriate
for your business, and more affordable.</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</article>
</div>
<aside class="sidebar">
<section>
<h1>Recent Posts</h1>
<ul id="recent_posts">
<li class="post">
<a href="/blog/2012/03/04/upgrading-to-refinery-cms-2-dot-0/">Upgrading to Refinery CMS 2.0</a>
</li>
<li class="post">
<a href="/blog/2011/05/04/building-rails-apps-from-bigger-blocks/">Building Rails Apps from Bigger Blocks</a>
</li>
<li class="post">
<a href="/blog/2010/04/14/quick-and-easy-ruby-quality-thresholds/">Quick and Easy ruby quality thresholds</a>
</li>
<li class="post">
<a href="/blog/2009/05/10/thumbnailing-to-a-fixed-size-without-stretching-using-attachment-fu/">Thumbnailing to a fixed size without stretching using attachment_fu</a>
</li>
<li class="post">
<a href="/blog/2009/03/18/plugininstances-a-different-way-to-use-rails-plugins/">PluginInstances - A different way to use rails plugins</a>
</li>
</ul>
</section>
<section>
<h1>GitHub Repos</h1>
<ul id="gh_repos">
<li class="loading">Status updating...</li>
</ul>
<a href="https://github.com/craigambrose">@craigambrose</a> on GitHub
<script type="text/javascript">
$.domReady(function(){
if (!window.jXHR){
var jxhr = document.createElement('script');
jxhr.type = 'text/javascript';
jxhr.src = '/javascripts/libs/jXHR.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(jxhr, s);
}
github.showRepos({
user: 'craigambrose',
count: 10,
skip_forks: true,
target: '#gh_repos'
});
});
</script>
<script src="/javascripts/github.js" type="text/javascript"> </script>
</section>
<section>
<h1>Latest Tweets</h1>
<ul id="tweets">
<li class="loading">Status updating...</li>
</ul>
<script type="text/javascript">
$.domReady(function(){
getTwitterFeed("craigambrose", 4, false);
});
</script>
<script src="/javascripts/twitter.js" type="text/javascript"> </script>
<a href="http://twitter.com/craigambrose" class="twitter-follow-button" data-show-count="false">Follow @craigambrose</a>
</section>
</aside>
</div>
</div>
<footer role="contentinfo"><p>
Copyright &copy; 2012 - Craig Ambrose -
<span class="credit">Powered by <a href="http://octopress.org">Octopress</a></span>
</p>
</footer>
<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;}
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId=212934732101925&xfbml=1";
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
(function(){
var twitterWidgets = document.createElement('script');
twitterWidgets.type = 'text/javascript';
twitterWidgets.async = true;
twitterWidgets.src = 'http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(twitterWidgets);
})();
</script>
</body>
</html>