Bottom Line — Worried about being replaced? If you stack your above average skills, they’ll be worth more than the value of a single highly valued skill. Here are examples where stacked skills helped me overcome fierce competition.
Bottom Line — My blog is meant for writing. A Jekyll allows me to write with ease and avoid friction I experienced with WordPress.
When I setup a new development environment, I’ll commit my code to GitHub but the green boxes won’t show my contribution for that day.
I wanted to show a link in a Rails application based on whether a person was
Using HAML in Rails views is great because its more succinct than ERB.
I recently stumbled on this technique where you can load JQuery for ANY page and write JQuery commands right in the browser console. This is great for debugging and exploration.
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I needed car data for a Ruby on Rails project. I found a GitHub repository where someone generously shared 14,000 rows of car model, makes, and year.
Sometimes I need to make changes to a Ruby on Rails table in production.
Here’s exactly how I submitted my PDUs to PMI to renew my PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate in 2020.
This analogy is about putting important things first. Sounds like the same old crap you hear from self-help books. However, I admire a good analogy that sticks in my head and this is one of those. This analogy comes from Stephen Covey.
If open IRB (interactive ruby) and type in the following expression
2 + 3, you’ll get
5. If you reverse that with
3 + 2, you’ll still get
I finished Pragmatic Studio’s Rails I course and it gave me the skills to build a CRUD Rails app from scratch. That speaks volumes about how great this course truly is
Doing Test Driven Development (TDD) and learning Ruby simultaneously is a problem for brand new developers.
You’re going to need a text editor to write Ruby. Although there are many options I prefer using a dedicated Ruby IDE such as RubyMine because it comes with debugging and autocomplete.
Using a version manager is critical if you plan on running different projects from GitHub. A project might not be compatible with the version of Ruby you have installed.
It’s hard enough to learn a new programming language by itself and it’s miserable when you run into avoidable system errors.
This is the mindset I recall when the possibilities of what could be done in the world overwhelm me.
Gist: I bought 3 cars for people in 2 years. It might be pretty but it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg in repairs. Research and get a dependable vehicle.
So you took your PMP exam, and you passed. Excellent job. You now have a valid PMP certificate for 3 years. In order to keep it, you’ll need to renew your certification. You don’t need to retake the exam, but you will need to earn 60 professional development units
I took the PMP exam in 2015. Not much changed today in the exam world in 2020. Here are all the strategies I used to pass the exam. Here’s what I would teach my younger self.
Gist — don’t be that person uploading a 10mb thumbnail image. Compress it!
Gist — Progression to handstands isn’t linear. Seldom is life.
TLDR; Get yourself f.lux / night mode on your PC / tablet / smartphone.
TLDR; You control your branding and you’ll end up on the first page of search engines.