For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been experimenting with the idea of time blocking my day, and am happy to say that for the most part, it works.
The 3rd factor of a 12 factor app is configuration stored in the environment. Now that it's in your environment, how do you access them?
Recently at my job, one of the other software developers was talking about how they had a trick where you’d land in a vim session on every login.
Something that I hear from many people is “I don’t have good ideas”.
Meh. I think you’ve got great ideas, you just haven’t put them together yet.
Sometimes, when you're building a Ruby on Rails API with Serializers, you want to pass a variable into the serializer from the controller Continue reading “How to pass variables to ActiveModel Serializers from the controller”
Here’s a conundrum. The human capabilities that are most critical to success—the ones that can help your organization become more resilient, more creative, and more, well, awesome—are precisely the ones that can’t be “managed.” Continue reading “The Conundrum of Human Capabilities”
We often use the word “emotional” as if it’s a bad word, especially in the workplace.
When people cry at their desks or explode in laughter in a meeting, they’re often immediately written off as being “unprofessional.” Why? Because emotions aren’t clear-cut, they make things seem messy.
Shipping isn’t focused on producing a masterpiece (but all master-pieces get shipped).
- Seth Godin, Linchpin
Two weeks ago, I was given the chance to give back to our community at the 2016 Cleveland GiveCamp. GiveCamp is a annual event where ~200 programmers and designers get paired with a collection of non-profit organizations to help with their technology needs. Most often, that means a website that allows for donations, contact forms and photo galleries of what the nonprofit does. This was my 5th GiveCamp – I attended in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and (now) 2016.
You’re probably familiar with iterating through an array or hash: