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Inherited Class-Level Utilities in Ruby

The difference between Ruby's class and class instance variables, and how you can use them to abstract functionality from inherited classes.

Jan 14, 2017

Find the Source of a Ruby Method's "Super"

It can be helpful when debugging to know what "super" is actually calling.

Oct 12, 2016

Take On More Than You Can Handle

You need to know what you limit is. But you won't find it unless you push toward the boundaries.

Mar 25, 2016

I Don't Hate People, I'm Efficient

In-person meetings are, for the most part, a waste of efficiency, especially when attendees have to drive to get to the meeting. I avoid them when possible.

Mar 23, 2016

Being "Busy" Isn't An Excuse

We're all busy. All the time. You aren't busier than anyone else. You just need to learn how to communicate why you can't (or couldn't) do something.

Mar 21, 2016

Use Inline Style Attributes on SVG Elements to Avoid Overwriting Styles

When SVGs starting looking weird on your website, it might be because their styles are being overwritten.

Mar 17, 2016

Learn by Solving Solved Problems

It's important to revisit the learning process every once in awhile. It strengthens the core of your abilities and can help prevent you from getting stuck going through the motions.

Mar 17, 2016

3 Reasons Why Turbolinks Is Not Worth The Effort

Turbolinks is a great idea in theory, but it comes with enough problems to offset its benefits.

Mar 15, 2016

2 Reasons Why I Don't Use Mint.com For Budgeting

I've gone back to Mint.com a few times because it's supposed to be the best of the best. But I just can't get past these two issues.

Mar 15, 2016

Access A Deleted Class In A Rails Migration

Sometimes you need to get to a class that you have deleted or renamed within a migration file. Here's how you do it.

Mar 13, 2016