There’s a ton of good React documentation out there. If you have a question about the framework, chances are somebody else has had that question before and they’ve either sought answers on a forum or they found the answer easily in the available docs online. …

Building an API with Rails is super easy. Active Model makes managing your domain model relationships and querying your database headache-free. Namespacing your API routes only requires a few lines of code and mapping your controllers to namespaced routes only requires one line of code. Active Model Serializers make your…

The technology we (humans) use has conditioned us to be impatient. We (again, humans) have become so easily frustrated by non-instantaneous load times that we forget that the technology we’re using is a luxury. Most people abandon whatever web page they were trying to access if it doesn’t load in…

This week I built an app that allows tutors to post their availability for tutoring sessions, and lets students book sessions according to each tutor’s posted availability. The process of building out the app was a lot more fun than I anticipated, mainly because I used 3 app-building tools that…

This week I built an app using an MVC framework. I used Active Record to handle the database, Sinatra to handle HTTP requests and responses, and Embedded Ruby (ERB) to render the views. The models and controllers are all written in Ruby.

The app is designed to allow users to…

Ahhh the command line… a powerful interface that served as the forerunner for the more intuitive and user friendly interfaces that were built thereafter (using the command line). The command line is, at first, mysterious. It doesn’t tell you how to use it. It’s just a blank field with a…

Problem solving. It’s pretty simple. If something is not right, you develop a solution that makes it right. That’s what drew me to software engineering. Software engineers solve problems great and small. You don’t know how to get from point A to point B? You need to know if it’s…

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