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Things I Didn't
Use to Know

As I stumbled through the digital world, here are some things I have had to figure out the Google-intensive way.


Upgrading to Rails 5.2

You know you'll have to do this for each of your billion apps. Let's keep all the things in one place.

Tags: Heroku, Ruby on Rails


Upgrading to Rails 5.2

You know you'll have to do this for each of your billion apps. Let's keep all the things in one place.

Tags: Heroku, Ruby on Rails


Debugging Tips and Tricks

Tags: Ruby on Rails


The Need. The Need for Speed.

No one likes a website that loads slowly. Here's a running list of all my little tips and tricks to keep everything running speedily.

Tags: Performance


Security Concerns Made Simple

We keep putting more and more of our private information online. Here's how to make sure your website is up to snuff on its security.

Tags: Security, Heroku


Setting up a Staging Server with Heroku

This one is going to be an evolving post, as there are many aspects to this process.

Tags: Rails, Heroku


Setting a Hidden Field based On Landing Page

This little devil took a lot of Googling, but is very useful when it comes to setting up analytics...

Tags: Parameters, Analytics, Rails


Using Google Analytics with Rails

Everyone loves Google Analytics. Here's how to implement tracking on a Rails site.

Tags: Google Analytics, Ruby on Rails


CSS Only Parallax

Parallax is rapidly becoming a necessity for any "modern" website, but not all of us feel like mucking around with Javascript all the time.

Tags: Parallax, CSS, Images


Setting Up AWS S3 With Rails

Letting a user upload images is tricky because they have to, you know, live somewhere. Here's how to set up AWS S3 with the Paperclip gem.

Tags: AWS, S3, Paperclip, Images, Ruby on Rails


Changing a Boolean Value Using a Rails Link

This took some serious Googling, but it has been useful in so many different projects.

Tags: Ruby on Rails