If you’re a developer, the portfolio site is your calling card — like the bat signal for Batman. Often, it’s the first thing fresh developers do after finishing a bootcamp, or setting out on a freelance career. A good website makes pitching a project effortless — it can show a potential employer or client exactly what you can achieve as a developer. There’s nothing more satisfying than sending a link to the site, when a person asks for an example of your work, instead of having to explain it every single time.
At the same time, a portfolio can be…
The site serves two purposes — first to highlight any projects a developer may have worked on in the past, second to show off the coding skill of the developer by designing and building the portfolio site itself.
It’s a look inside the mind of the developer. A junior dev and a senior dev with structure their websites in entirely different ways, from the layout of the page, thinking in components, or structuring the visual identity. …
Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Take a SCOBY and a clean glass jar. Feed it diabetic amounts of sugar and strongly brewed black tea. And that is all there is to it. In return, the SCOBY will churn out kombucha like a caffeinated college freshman the day before a final exam. My SCOBY is a magnificent beast. It’s slimy — with protruding grapevine veins, alternating between the color of churned cream and varnished oak. To the touch, it feels like squishy Play-doh. …
I’m going to be honest: Security was never high on my mind when I first started developing RoR applications. Rails was a way to prototype an MVP rapidly with all of its shortcuts and conventions — so much so that I never considered the measures I would need to take once the application was actually live. While Rails is not as full of holes as WordPress, which is notorious for being easily hacked, because it’s so often used by fresh developers, it can leave a lot of security gaps in the application.
I wanted to use this article to address…
The Kampong Bay River lazily floats by, plastic bottles bobbing in the stream to alert the fishermen drifting on slow boats of their nets. The stillness in the air is so strong that it is almost stifling. It lingers like the tiny tadpoles dancing on the surface of the water. The Kampong curves around the bend and drifts by into the lush jungle.
This is Kampot, Cambodia.
Most travelers to Southeast Asia don’t look past the temple city of Angkor Wat, with its raucous backpackers and hip cafes, or the temples and palaces of Phnom Penh. Kampot — nestled on…
Rails 6 integrates beautifully with Turbolinks, which speed up web applications by intercepting HTML requests via HTML. However, the downside of Turbolinks is that they wipe out the entire
<body> of the page. This is where StimulusJS comes in.
If you haven’t heard of it before, Stimulus is a lightweight…
Every time you create a React.js, Gatsby, or even a VanillaJS site that uses Webpacker, the application will create a node_modults folder to store the different dependencies. Though it’s usually best practice to not push that folder to GitHub, which saves space during integration, I don’t think I ever really think about the space that the
node_module folder takes up on my laptop.
When I checked…
I was Augustus Gloop — diving into my personal river of gluttony and cavorting through a field of gumdrops.
Tacos and tequila for lunch. Prosecco and pizza for dinner. Quarantine was my delicious purgatory, a magical place where time stood at a mellow standstill. The pounds didn’t matter, the sourdough bread always rose perfectly, and dessert was not merely a suggestion, but a requirement.
But then, reality set in.
To prepare for what feels like an upcoming apocalypse — the impending Ragnarok — my coping mechanism is to eat vicariously, to drink abundantly…
Stimulus creates its own set of controllers that can interact with the DOM inside the application’s front end. It uses Turbolinks to intercept the requests and performs them via AJAX.