Old Guy New Trick

An old guys journey to learn how to code.

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If I knew then what I know now... Recently I started a new job.  As I am learning the layout of the land and the tools my fellow teammates use, I was re-introduced to Tmux and Tmuxinator.  I recall having instal... 2016-05-11 01:19:59 UTC 2016-05-11 01:43:48 UTC
Journey Checkpoint This past week at Jax Beach Code & Coffee I met a new guy at the meetup.  His name is Steve Holt.  And thankfully he shared my grin and understanding of the thought going throug... 2016-04-29 23:31:31 UTC 2016-05-04 03:00:56 UTC
Back to Basics with RSpec (Part 2) In the previous blog post (posting) we discussed how to start a basic ruby project using RSpec for testing.  We confirmed that RSpec was working and created a simple test using ... 2016-04-23 16:29:12 UTC 2016-05-04 02:59:31 UTC
Time Traveling John Today I would like to review some code related to a recent bug report.  We have a feature that allows the user to upload a CSV based file with their bidding information.  And al... 2016-04-12 12:02:07 UTC 2016-04-12 12:21:36 UTC
You might be right, I might be crazy... ...but the result is the same.   Recently while working on a feature request, I found a method needed to be changed due to the nature of the request.  We have a upload bid... 2016-04-01 13:12:17 UTC 2016-04-01 13:35:35 UTC
Back to Basics with RSpec The following is the first posting in a series of posts where I will dive into RSpec, starting with the basics and working our way forward.  I've found many of blog postings, ar... 2016-03-28 14:37:05 UTC 2016-03-29 11:20:21 UTC
Tests Saved My Ass (more than once!) When I first started learning Ruby I attended a meetup at the Hash Rocket office in Jacksonville, FL.  While I had done some programming in the past, and was actively programmin... 2016-02-11 17:47:04 UTC 2016-02-11 20:54:07 UTC
Confusion, Understanding And Improvement For seasoned programmers, I imagine they can open up some code that is new to them and instantly spot things.  They may even have a chuckle, or make a comment about how the code... 2016-02-02 19:03:27 UTC 2016-02-11 20:09:23 UTC
zshell, zshell by the zshore While working on a feature recently I found myself executing the following command at the command line to get a listing of files I would want to run through cucumber to make sur... 2016-02-01 00:19:07 UTC 2016-02-01 00:39:51 UTC
Improving on a working solution. While we were working on some optimizaitons, we came across code that appeared to be duplicated in one of our view models.  In the view model we were setting up instance variabl... 2016-01-26 18:13:22 UTC 2016-02-11 19:23:33 UTC