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3 Methods for Logging Output During Ruby Processes

Logging output during ruby processes is hugely beneficial for gaining insight into running code.

Jul 13, 2018

Log Output During Long-Running Processes

Long-running processes can appear to hang when you aren't given feedback. So let's give some feedback.

Jul 12, 2018

Don't Overthink Slugs in Ruby/Rails

It can take some tricky logic to transform unpredictable characters into a URL-friendly string. But with Rails, you don't need to worry about.

Jul 11, 2018

4 Ways to Write and Run a Ruby Script

Ruby is fun to write, and it's pretty easy to use Ruby to perform ad hoc services for you. Here are a few approaches.

Jul 02, 2018

Search and Replace Multiple Lines in Multiple Files in Ruby

There are many tools for searching and replacing, but most don't support changing multiple lines in one process.

Jul 02, 2018

Run a Local Web Server with Node

No need to mess with Apache or Nginx to run a web server on your local machine. Just use this node command.

Jun 21, 2018

Run a Local Web Server with Ruby

No need to mess with Apache or Nginx to run a web server on your local machine. Just use this ruby command.

Jun 21, 2018

Use PurgeCSS To Optimize Stylesheet with Jekyll

Typically your application's stylesheet bundle contains several rules your site doesn't need. Here's how to use PurgeCSS to remove those unused styles when you're working on a Jekyll site.

Jun 13, 2018

Wait Until All Images are Loaded

When you don't want to perform an action until the browser has downloaded all appropriate images.

Jun 03, 2018

2 Ways to Keep JavaScript Local

It's far too easy to let your JS code pollute the global namespace. Here are two methods for keeping your code local.

May 21, 2018