This is a bit late, but I wanted to ramble for a bit on RailsConf 2014. I have a few main points that can be summarized as: TDD isn’t dead, but we’ve opened up a conversation about how useful it is. RailsConf is less and less about Rails each year and that’s ok. The Rails/Ruby… Read more »
Posts By: Aaron
At work, we had a hackathon and developed some sample apps that make use of our new HoopaNow API. HooplaNow is a community calendar in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. These are still works in progress, but there is a Sinatra app called simply hooplanow_api_example for you Rubyists out there, and a wordpress plugin for those of… Read more »
Never Say WordPress When Selling a Web Design Project
CoffeeScript, Jade and Stylus syntax highlighting in Sublime Text 2
It sometimes feels as if I change themes more often than I post. Anyway, I extend many thanks to 320press and bootswatch for the new look.
Before learning git, I rarely created branches in svn projects. Honestly, I don’t know why. It seemed like too much work, but really that was just because I didn’t do it. Now, whenever I start a new feature, I create a branch first. Sure, it creates a branch on the svn server that may or… Read more »
TL;DR version:“self.field” is only necessary when you are assigning a new value to a field. It always confused me why it seemed like sometimes using the field name from the database failed to work in model methods that I wrote. When the method was simple, things would work fine, but then something would happen and… Read more »
A while back, I wrote about wordpress as a framework, and how I was going to follow up in a few weeks with some thoughts on MTV, which is a project that wants to make wordpress even more framework-like. Well, “a while back” at this point is actually almost an entire year, and I have… Read more »
The lightning talk at 39:00 helps make programming a lot less scary for newbies.