writing blogs is hard

I hate writing. I started this blog as an exercise to force myself to write something once a week. Whether it was a programming 'pro-tip' or some other interesting thing I learned that week. Enter Octopress. Octopress is a great framework built over jekyll. It generates static sites off of…

how git bisect and giant robots saved the day.

A couple weeks ago, while I was pushing an update to one of our repositories, I noticed our test suite had a plethora of failing specs. Immediately thinking it was my fault I reverted my changes and ran the test suite again. To my surprise the tests were still failing…

Why I use RubyMine...For now.

Hello Everyone! I have been struggling with a new topic to write about this last month. Since I couldn't think of any mind blowing code samples, I have decided to show you my current development environment. Specifically, my text editor. For about a year or so I have been using…

Make a blog you might actually use in 15 minutes...ish

Amanda was first introduced to me on a ruby5 podcast while driving to work one morning. I had heard of a blog engine that used Dropbox (scriptogr.am), but I always like the idea of making something myself. It was a relatively painless setup, though there were a couple gotcha's…

Ruby String Concatenating vs Appending

While reading through the github style guide for ruby, something popped out at me that I considered a little more than just good style. Being that most of my programming experience is in PHP, I have concatenated strings like this # ok for php, BAD for ruby html = "" html + "<h1…

Command line Style file creation in Sublime Text 2

While watching several thoughtbot videos in which VIM is the editor of choice I found myself consistently falling behind whenever the proctor would create a new file in a directory structure that does not exist yet. In vim its as simple as writing the path of where this new file…