Monthly Archives: August 2016

Version 0.4.3 of Braindump, I Need More Functional Tests.

Yesterday, I shipped a new release of braindump. It was awesome. Until I tried to use it this morning and realized that notes were no longer being saved when you edit them. So today I cut a new release that … Continue reading

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Version 0.4.2 of Braindump Released

Version 0.4.2 of braindump is live. Lots of new and exciting things happening behind the scenes, as well as a couple of bug fixes. Full release notes are available here. The most visible change, is that I finally got rid … Continue reading

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Show all Flask Routes

One of my favorite things about rails is rake routes. This command will show you all of the routes that your application is currently aware of. I was searching for something similar in Flask and came across this snippet. Sadly, … Continue reading

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How to Ship a Simple Feature in Two Months

I started working on a feature to allow users to remove notebooks in Braindump two months ago. What started as adding an additional link and a corresponding flask endpoint to handle the deletion has turned into a horrible long running … Continue reading

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Portable MFA

A couple of years ago I got the portable MFA book for Kindle. I was really into writing back then. I kept a blog (which I have since completely deleted) called “The Thoughts Bubble” where I would write poetry, prose, … Continue reading

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Find Dead Links on Your Jekyll Blog with HTML Proofer

Introduction HTML Proofer is a super handy ruby tool that helps you check your statically generated HTML for any inconsistencies. If you have a large statically generated site then it is certainly worth setting this up because as your site … Continue reading

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Coursera Rails Module 3 Notes

I just finished the final module of this course. Overall I think it was a great course that provided a good overview of Ruby, and a thorough introduction to Rails. The next course dives into working with Databases and I … Continue reading

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Coursera Rails Module 2 Notes

Intro to Ruby This module goes through a general introduction to Ruby. One thing that I find interesting is how optimistic Ruby is, in the sense that everything except for false and nil is true. This is especially interesting from … Continue reading

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Notes on Steve Krug’s “Don’t Make Me Think”

I am working my way through Jeff Atwoods reading list and finally got around to reading Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. This is one of the best books that I have read in quite some time. His writing … Continue reading

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Notes on Mastering Sublime Text

I picked up Mastering Sublime Text while working through the first section of the Rails Series on Coursera. First, its nice to sometimes switch up your text editors to see what you are missing. Second, Sublime Text has a very … Continue reading

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