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In my Absence

Hello all. I know I haven’t posted anything in a while and I apologize. I’ve gone through a bit of a transition recently, both personally and professionally, all for the best I assure you. I had been toying with the idea of looking for another job for the past year or so, but a sense […]

Ruby on Rails seeding

Seeding Like a Boss

One of the most time consuming aspects of building and testing Rails applications is having valid and usable data in development. This is where the seeds.rb file comes into play. It’s a wonderful feature of Ruby on Rails that makes testing workflows and data saving, editing and manipulating easier. Seeding your Rails application gives you […]

Singing a Ruby on Rails Ditty with Sinatra

Singing a Ruby on Rails Ditty with Sinatra

Today I want to go over how to use Sinatra as a lite version of Ruby on Rails. We’ll be going over how to setup Bundler, ActiveRecord and the Assets Pipeline in Sinatra. “Why not just use Rails then?” you may be asking. I did as well, actually. I’ve tried to use Sinatra on a […]

Awesomely Easy Push/Slide Menus

I recently added a push menu to an application at my day job and I was amazed at how easy it was to implement. So I thought I would write a quick post on how to build such a menu. I’m also going to throw in a slide over top menu for no additional cost. […]