8th Light

At 8th Light, we craft web applications that are beautiful, durable and show pride in workmanship. We offer apprenticeships that will push the limits of your knowledge and help prepare you for a career in software development.

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Robert C. Martin

Software Craftsman

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We have expertise with a variety of programming languages. We offer a suite of services designed to meet the needs of your web, mobile and embedded projects.


Working software is the primary measure of progress. —The Agile Manifesto


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Our stack and technology

  • Ruby
  • Clojure
  • C++
  • Objective-C
  • Rails
  • Git
  • Vim
  • Chef

From the 8th Light blog



On Mentoring: Mind the (Knowledge) Gaps

When I first started learning how to develop software I was fortunate enough to be paired with a mentor right off the bat. Then only six months after writing my first lines of code I was asked to mentor other beginners. What I did was probably a little more teaching than mentoring- but it was pr...

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What Good are Strong Parameters?

There are already several eloquent web postings available explaining the Strong Parameters feature of Rails 4. In this post I’ll provide my take on one problem Strong Parameters solve and why moving to them for the sake of this problem alone is worth the trouble. Mass Assignment in Rails 2 ...

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