Ademar / July 11, 2012

See you when our paths cross again!

In the past month, a lot of changes has happened to Bootyard. Some were great some not so great but today would stand out from all of them. One of Bootyard’s original team member, Gerda Decio, is officially leaving Bootyard to go back to Samar and manage their family business.

It’s a very sad day for us, especially for me since I was working with Gerda ever since I got paid for programming. There were tons of great memories that we shared. Let me share a few of them:

Ademar / July 11, 2012

Startup Scene in Manila, Philippines

Last June 13 - 15, we (Ademar, Sir Jeff of CeBuinIT and I) went to Manila. We only had 3 days so we wasted no time and visited the startup incubation centers in Manila. We went to UP Diliman and visited 4 incubation facilities: UP-AYALA TBI, Open TBI, UP Enterprise and Ayala TBI.

First stop is in UP Diliman, the UP-AYALA TBI. This is the first startup incubator in Manila.

Here’s the list of startups in UP-AYALA TBI. 

Admin / April 15, 2012

What's up Bootyard?

It’s been a while since this blog has moved. Maybe because we were busy, or we just completely forgot that this exists. :) So let me enumerate what has happened since. 

New Office

We moved to a private office! Yup, we don’t work on a co-working space anymore. As much as we like our officemates before, it’s certainly great to have your own working space. 

New Product 

After laun...

Admin / November 23, 2011

Customize your fonts with Cufon Font Replacement

Here in Bootyard, we use css to style fonts for our websites or apps. But then, they still look boring and common especially when we get to visit some good-looking websites where they have custom style of texts. We’re pretty sure that it weren’t just done with the use of css. So, how did we do this?

A developer will immediately use @font-face. But the availability of this feature is limited, so we still prefer to use Cufon.

What is Cufon? Cufon is a font-repl...

Admin / November 15, 2011

Setting up Compass Rails 3.1

We’ve been using Haml and Sass ever since. Haml and Sass is great and pretty easy to setup. Here are the steps how:

Step 1: Add this to Gemfile

gem 'compass', '~> 0.12.alpha'

Step 2: Add this to your config/application.rb

stylesheets_directory = "#{Rails.root}/app/assets/stylesheets"

Admin / November 04, 2011

Setting up MongoDB and Mongoid in Rails 3.1

We need to first set-up the necessary gems:

gem 'mongoid', '~> 2.1'
gem 'bson_ext', '~> 1.4.0'

Then we use mongoid instead of active_record. On your config/application.rb change:

require 'rails/all'


require "action_controller/railtie"
require "action_mailer/railtie"

Admin / August 04, 2011

Origin of Bootyard Icon

Creating an icon would be one of the most difficult task we tackled in Bootyard. Sure we could just add up letters, color them with bright attractive colors and take it as our icon, but that’s not how we do things.

We started Bootyard with the mindset of creating a company that would do great things, things that would impact people even after our lifetime. The icon should symbolize that kind of mindset. As batman himself said, “A man is just flesh and blood a...