Phil Sturgeon

I build API Design tools for Stoplight.io, write about pragmatic API design, systems architecture, live on a bike, and occasionally upset hordes of mens rights activists on Reddit.

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Building REST APIs with Rails: Basic Serialization

Third video in a pile of LiveCoding.tv videos, shows how to use ActiveModel Serializer to shape the output of your resources. I totally…

Codes of Conduct: Maybe They're Not So Bad?

Code of Conducts are, for some reason, hated by a substantial portion of the tech community. For some people I think this comes down to the idea that they are silly and shouldn't be required. I entirely agree with the portion "they should not be required" and have made fun of them myself plenty when they started popping up at conferences a few years ago. Sadly, there is a reason we need warnings like "These peanuts may contain nuts" or "Hot coffee is hot". Some people are muppets, and don't know what being "not nice" is. Some people know, and don't care.