This week I had the honor to help out as a mentor at Development Bootcamp. While I only had the time to help out for a single day it was great fun. Maybe I learned as much as the students that day.
Today I listened to the Ruby Rogues podcast with guest Jake Day Williams who is the creator of the wildacademy.com website. Jake mentioned he wished/wishes he had put together a list of resources for Ruby/Rails material. So I thought I would make a start with my list of resources. This is also meant to show you how I gather my information and knowledge
The last year or so I have really become a fan of form objects and writing plain ruby objects (PORO). I gathered some resources on how other people use these. This might help if you want to use form objects but are not sure where to start.
I want to move as quick as possible in Vim. Reaching for the escape key is a drag and makes me move my fingers of the home row.
I moved to a mechanical keyboard and want to stop using the arrow keys in favor of the Shift+W (A,S,D) key combination. Here’s the story of how I made that happen.
When I code, mostly in Ruby but always in vim, I tend to follow the thoughbot styleguide. One rule is Break long lines after 80 characters. Keeping track of the 80 character limit requires me to think about it, which causes me to lose focus.
I’m a heavy Vim user and lately I have been using my MacBook more often to write Markdown with Vim.
For a while now I’ve been using a pre-commit hook which prevents me from committing debug type lines in various files. This has the benefit of my debugging code never ending up in production and breaking things because I missed it.
I was trying to send mail from the console but received timeouts after a few seconds. Checkout the related issue on github. There seems to be a fix so you might want to change to the latest pre-release. :)
My name is Sander.