Recurring Subscriptions in One Day with Rails
An example of adding recurring Stripe subscriptions into your Rails SaaS app quickly and efficiently.  Read
Trying out Elixir Nerves
Blinking an LED with Elixir Nerves, and connecting to IEx via a serial port.  Read
Reading Remote Control Receiver Values with Arduino
When I started building my quadcopter, one of the first things I needed to figure out was how to communicate with the remote control.  Read
Arduino Workshop!
A brief recap of my Arduino Workshop.  Read
SassC-Rails: Faster Compilation & Source Maps with LibSass
Bringing LibSass to Ruby & Rails  Read
Use a Custom Icon Font similar to how you would use Font Awesome
Setup and maintain a custom icon font, and use it like Font Awesome.  Read
Completely Free, Easy to Setup SSL with Heroku and CloudFlare
With CloudFlare's Universal SSL, it's now possible to get completely free, no hassle SSL for your PaaS hosted apps.  Read
Creating a Gem for Rendering Doge Serialized Object Notation
You may have seen the announcement regarding the creation of Doge Serialized Object Notation (DSON). In this post I bring some of that magic to Rails.  Read
RPi & Rails Occupancy Detector, V1.0
A challenge was issued to see who could come up with the best Raspberry Pi hack for our coworking space. When there, I find myself walking all the way down the hall to use the restroom, only to see that it’s occupied!  Read
Database Modeling for an Event Ticketing Application
One of my readers sent me a description of an upcoming project. I'm going to walk through this example of how I'd model the database.  Read
Implementing Undo with a Delayed Sidekiq Worker
Allowing your user to undo destructive actions is a great user experience improvement that's unfortunately missing from many web applications. In this article I'll discuss implementing basic undo functionality with Rails & the Sidekiq gem.  Read
Writing Your First Background Worker
Background workers are necessary for almost all projects, and for some applications, background code can be just as important as the web facing code.  Read
A look at Enumerators and Laziness
Enumerators were mysterious to me for a long time. It turns out, they're quite easy to use and can be a very valuable tool!  Read
Creating a Database Diagram with Rails-ERD
Entity relationship diagrams are a great way to quickly visualize the structure of a Rails database & project.  Read
Working Efficiently with CSS in Rails
I've made an effort improve my CSS/SASS workflow in the past few weeks, and I want to share what I've come across!  Read
TDD in C
Test Driven Development can still be performed (and still maintain its effectiveness) in even the simplest languages.  Read