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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Big Oops: Just a Few (Old) Notifications

I've learned a few things the hard way. How to properly use Active Record callbacks with Ruby on Rails is one of those things.

Jun 15, 2020

Introducing: Big Oops

Let's talk about our mistakes. Big Oops is a series on the worst (and therefore funniest) mistakes developers have made.

Jun 10, 2020

Introducing: The Spinneret

The Spinneret is my monthly collection of news, tools, references, and more from within my sphere of web development.

Jun 09, 2020

Developer Advice: Put Everything on GitHub

Some of the most valuable advice I've received is to put my code out their for the world to read, no matter how embarrassing it may be.

Jun 08, 2020

Rails on Heroku - Redirect Root Domain to www

How to use a "www" subdomain as your primary domain on a Rails app hosted with Heroku.

Jun 05, 2020

Settling Down in a Jamstack World

Jamstack's community sharing helps developers find the best tools. But changing tools too often will leave clients and other team members frustrated.

May 21, 2020

Passing a Function as an Argument to a JavaScript Function

Learn the basics of callback functions in JavaScript.

May 07, 2020

Building a Static API with Eleventy

Implement a Static API using the simple and fast static site generator, Eleventy.

May 06, 2020

Ignore _site Build Directory in Eleventy

How to ignore the build output when adding it to gitignore causes problems.

May 04, 2020

From static to Jamstack

The Jamstack combines the best parts of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, resulting in secure sites that are easily scalable, well-performing, and lower cost.

May 01, 2020