I did a talk at RubyFuza this year and you can find the video on youtube. The talk centers around various tools like rubocop, reek, bundler-audit, etc that you can use to help you write better code. The slides are available here.
As a fun exercise, I would try and get some of my older abandoned Ruby on Rails projects up and running inside a docker container. The first project I tackled was called “Lotto in my Pocket”. It’s a Rails 3.0 project which I had last touched 6 years ago. My goal was to get everything setup… Continue reading Getting Rails 3.0 up and running on docker and dokku
If you are new to docker I recommend first getting the basics downs with the docker 101 course I have recently started using docker for a new project that I am working on and I want to do all my development inside docker as well as host the application on a docker environment. Doing the hosting… Continue reading Ruby on Rails development with docker-compose, spring and PostgreSQL
I recently did a talk at Rubyfuza in Cape Town. It centered around using gems (Bots) to help get feedback on the state of your code. Find the slides of the talk here: feedback-for-the-developer-who-codes-solo
So I have decided to switch from using Middleman (to generate a static site that was hosted on Github pages) to using WordPress. I am hoping this will lower the barrier to writing new blog posts. Copying all my previous posts overtook quite sometime and thanks to a Stackoverflow post ,I found the required code to add redirects onto my… Continue reading Making the switch from Middleman to WordPress
I must say that upgrading from Rails 4.2 to Rails 5.0 has been way smoother than previous rails. Upgrading from 3.2 to 4.0 was hard and upgrading from 2.3 to 3.0 was a plain nightmare. Hands down to the Rails core team this time around, they have really done a Great job. I have managed… Continue reading Upgraded Site from Rails 4.2 to Rails 5
Creating a simple contact form with Ruby on Rails is straight forward and simple but I found an even simpler way of doing your contact form. If all you want is an email sent to you with the details of the contact form then I recommend that you take a look at formspree. It allows… Continue reading Creating a simple Contact form using formspree.io