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A Quicker Way to Compare Multiple Equals Operators in Ruby

When you attempt to write several predictable comparisons in one statement, it gets ugly fast. Here are some methods for cleaning it up.

Apr 20, 2015

Unwritten Rules are The Worst

It's really frustrating when you break a rule you didn't know existed in the first place. Let's examine how to fix those scenarios.

Apr 09, 2015

A has_many Relationship within a Single Model in Rails

Here are a couple methods for dealing with uni-directional many-to-many associations in Rails.

Apr 04, 2015

Why I Don't Use has_and_belongs_to_many in Rails

The magic of Rails makes it easy to create simple many-to-many relationships, but I almost never use it, and here's why.

Mar 31, 2015

Connect to a Remote MySQL Database in Rails

Using a remote database with rails is useful for collaborating on projects or for keeping all your data in one place. Here's how to get it set up from scratch.

Mar 09, 2015

Did you get that email I literally just sent you?

Productivity decreases significantly when we use email and impromptu chatting when email alone or a meeting could have sufficed.

Mar 05, 2015

Connect to Multiple Databases in a Rake Task with Rails

Sometimes you need access to multiple database within a single rake task, for whatever reason. Here's how you do it.

Feb 17, 2015

Setup Ubuntu for Web Development in One Command (and some config)

If you repeat tasks over and over to setup new Ubuntu web development machines, perhaps you'll find some use in a script I wrote to solve this issue.

Jan 21, 2015

Free Alternatives to GitHub for Private Git Hosting

GitHub is super awesome, until you have to start paying for it. Check out two feature-full and FREE alternatives.

Jan 08, 2015

Convert PDF to Image with Dragonfly and Rails

Converting a PDF to an image using Rails and Dragonfly is actually quite simple. Check it out.

Jan 06, 2015