Everyday Inspiration

Inspiration for great project ideas are often derived from your everyday activities. Think about the places you go, the services you use. What can be improved upon? What are they missing that might give them that little "extra something" to tip them over the edge of greatness? This post talks about an idea I had for one of my Flatiron School curriculum projects that was born from none other than the school's own learning platform.

What's Up With That!?: ActiveRecord Enums

The word "enums" sounded intimidating to me for a while, like something everyone knew about and I somehow missed that day in class. But after digging into the docs (Read the docs!), I've found they're simple to set up and have handy methods that come built right in!

Get to Know Your Self (Refactored)

While Ruby is an incredibly user-friendly language, it’s not without its conundrums—one in particular being self. self is a Ruby reserved word that can be scoped to any class or instance of a class. This enables developers to contextually reference a particular instance or class—depending on what the needs are for their program—without using a specific variable name. It's not hard to see how this could quickly become confusing. Read on to walk through some simple examples and gain a better understanding of the concept of self.

Knowing When to Quit

Sometimes quitting can be a good thing.

Slipsum L. Jackson

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Creating Rxeactions

Read through the process of how I created my second project at Flatiron where app users can privately track medications they’ve been prescribed as well as side effects, thoughts, and feelings associated with those medications. I share where the idea for this project came from and how I got started with setting up the project. Then, I get into the build, breaking it down by the MVC (Model View Controller) file structure. To end the post, I touch on styling a little bit, I share some troubleshooting issues that I experienced and I wrap up with expansion features I hope to add on in the future.