Frequently Asked Questions 3

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 20 Nov 2009 at 22:51

What currency do you invoice in?


We typically invoice in US dollars, but we can invoice in another major currency if that is important to a client. Invoices are issued by East Agile Limited in Hong Kong and paid by wire transfer

Frequently Asked Questions 2

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 20 Nov 2009 at 22:40

How many employees do you have?


There are 17 people in the East Agile organization. Most of us are Ruby on Rails developers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 20 Nov 2009 at 22:35

How many years have you been in business?


The Stanyan Group, the first part of the East Agile global enterprise, was founded in San Francisco twelve years ago, in 1997. Since then, other parts of the enterprise were set up in India (1999), Hong Kong (2009), and Vietnam (2007).

Upgrading to Snow Leopard for Ruby on Rails Developers

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 06 Nov 2009 at 12:48

A Mac OS X Snow Leopard upgrade can go badly for Rails developers.

Norbauer provides some advise on fixing mySQL and other elements of the Ruby on Rails development environment that can break when upgrading to the 64-bit Snow Leopard environment. For a full description, seehttp://norbauer.com/notebooks/code/notes/snow-leopard-upgrading-for-rails-developers.

We have a large number of iMac OS X system on which we develop Ruby applications and were thankful this upgrade advise. Unfortunately, it did not alway address our problems. In those case, we actually found a fresh install was the most effective solution. Developers in the same situation may find the following directions for doing this helpful.

Duc and I tried to upgrade to Snow Leopard and to our surprise, it did not go very well....

New App: 140h.me Twitter collaboration space

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 26 Oct 2009 at 21:17

140h.me, a Twitter collaboration tool driven by #hashtags, has been released by East Agile. It took just three weeks from conception to implementation as an initial public release. In addition to being an innovative free tool for use by the Twitter community, 140h.me demonstrates East Agile's ability to rapidly implement new ideas.

Engine Yard Partnership

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 22 Oct 2009 at 11:54

We are now an Engine Yard Select development partner.


Scrum Class

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 08 Oct 2009 at 08:12

A presentation by Eric Hosick on the SCRUM agile methodology is being hosted by East Agile Vietnam tonight. This is the first class of the multiUni "open source" university, a community venture using open university material such as the MIT lectures.

Our clients are typically smart engineers

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 03 Oct 2009 at 16:41

Why do smart engineers choose East Agile and eXtreme Programming? I was reminded today by an article in the LA Times.Because "resources have dwindled, forcing younger engineers like Harvey to do more with less, or as a professor once told him: An engineer is a person who can do for 50 cents what any damn fool can do for a dollar."

REF: LA Times

Assume Http:// in Tweets!

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 02 Oct 2009 at 21:21

lwsinclaireastagile.com should just work. Why do we need to use http:// prefixes in tweets? Ending in .com is enough.#assumeHTTP

Building a Micro-multinational accounting system?

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 02 Oct 2009 at 14:06

I'm thinking of building a Ruby on Rails based micro-multinational accounting system. It's the last thing I want to do, but it seems like nothing else free or paid out there is adequate.

Currently, we make do with Intuit Quickbooks Pro. Compared to the alternatives, it is a pleasure to use, and makes accounting rather easy. But it has a number of fundamental failings from our perspective, and I can't find an alternative that addresses them.
Missing Essentials
(1) multi-users with appropriate permissions
(2) remote access from anywhere
(3) dealing with multiple currencies
(4) ability to create custom features and interfaces to deal with special regulations, processes and access to information for other related systems (like analysis and reporting).
(5) can be hosted on a remote...