by John C. Bland II | May 5, 2015 | Rails
Another great post by Justin Weiss; who, if you’re learning Rails or just trying to stay sharp, is a must follow.
Testing efficiently is all about getting the most benefit for the least amount of work. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
But there’s a lot that goes into testing more efficiently. So it helps to think about three things in particular: size, isolation, and focus.
Source: How much testing is too much? – Weissblog
by John C. Bland II | Mar 31, 2015 | Rails
We live in a digital world, as cliché as that sounds. Guess who makes it possible? Programmers. We make things work but there is a disparity in diversity both in gender and race. I love seeing progress to rid such disparities but I finally decided to get involved last year.
In December, for the first time, I won the Mastering Modern Payments contest and requested the $50 donation, part of the winnings, go to Girls Who Code. Today I saw a mention of a campaign for a Rails Girls Summer of Code and didn’t think twice about helping.
I could care less about accolades or recognition for this, which is why I almost didn’t write this post, but I know my intentions aren’t for such petty things. My only goal is to encourage you, dear reader, to do the same. A bunch of people donating $75 goes a long way. Get involved! Money isn’t the only donation either as there are many ways to give to this cause, as noted on their site.
You can support Rails Girls Summer of Code as a coach, a mentor or as an organizer helping in various areas such as fundraising, editing, working on our sites or helping the students find Open Source projects.
Help a young lady enjoy a fun summer of code and, potentially, spark the next great idea. Young ladies wanting to join, let it be known!
by John C. Bland II | Jan 18, 2012 | Rails
I’ve been in Rails a lot lately, like daily, and one of my favorite aspects of Rails dev is the ecosystem. Another post will detail my love for the entire ecosystem but this post is about gems and the community. Practically anything you want to do in Rails is probably done already. It is insane how detailed some of the gems are but you definitely have simple one’s too. (more…)