Collective Idea

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Hello. We solve real problems with beautiful code & teaching. We are Collective Idea.

We are a small, agile software-development team driven to find solutions beyond code. Our code is great, and we’ll never denigrate it, but we understand code is a tactic toward a solution rather than a solution in itself. End result: we make our clients more productive and their processes more efficient.

Recent Blog Posts

Scheduling Crowd-Sourced Entropy with Webhooks

I love writing gems. Lately, I’ve been particularly interested in tackling the big, important problems in math, like how can a computer generate a truly random number. I took this challenge head-on when I developed the fair_dice_roll gem.

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0 Comments – By Steve Richert on May 13, 2015

How to Get Your Server to Email You After it Fails

Running routine tasks like a server health check often sends an email every time it returns healthy. Overtime, they’re easy to ignore. But, what you really need to know is when these email stop sending. Using a new Dead Man’s Snitch feature, you can now easily monitor when an email isn’t sent and DMS will alert you.

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0 Comments – By Spencer Toth on May 08, 2015

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Benefit

Benefit Mobile offers a mobile fundraising platform for schools and non-profit organizations.

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Collective Idea
44 East 8th Street, Suite 410
Holland, Michigan 49423 USA 42.790334-86.105251

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