I’m two weeks into a new position and i’ve set up my local environment: Two laughing Buddha statues sit under my 27 inch monitor whilst joyfully hoisting bowls over their heads. My chair is adjusted for a generous recline (slouching is good for you) and my desk situated mostly at a constant height ideal for… Read More Setting up my local environment
Ruby Gem: VCR VCR on Github When working on Discuss-it the team found that testing our API http requests slowed down our testing in a big way and sometimes returned inconsistent results. Since we didn’t want to test the reliability of our external dependencies VCR was the perfect tool to step in between our http… Read More Testing http requests with VCR
Check out my portfolio page and scope out Discuss it! the online Hacker News and Reddit discussion finder!
A new group project is well underway already: a site that searches out discussions for articles and gives you back links. We’re making a few Ajax calls and parsing some of the data and feeding it back to the user. This version doesn’t explicitly need Rails to run an could probably have functioned just as… Read More Rails app the Second
At this point it appears i’ve got a few “first” apps in progress. One from Hartl’s Ruby on Rails Tutorial and the other a group project. My group consists of Erica and Lucas from the current Portland Code School cohort. We’re building a discussion finder, which takes a URL and spits out a discussion about that particular… Read More First Rails App
The dive into Rails has begun during week 5 at Portland Code School. Sinatra, ActiveRecord and other complimentary technologies are filtering in to our brains. So far i’m enjoying the division of labor between the different components of web apps we’ve looked at. I may just be grokking a little more than I used to.… Read More Rails against the machine
Example one: Rest your laptop halfway over the edge of your desk and in front of your ergonomic keyboard which happens to not feel very ergonomic. This particular computer arrangement has been copyrighted so please mail royalties to me directly.