Jekyll Data Files

I moved to using data files for this site. Let me walk you through how and why I decided to do that.

Thoughts From a RailsConf Virgin

I recently returned from the 2014 RailsConf in Chicago. Since this was my first time attending, I wanted to share my thoughts on the conference. Hopefully, this will help others that have been thinking about attending and wondering "is it worth it?".

Fuck Your TDD

David Heinemeier Hansson [DHH] shocked a lot of people with his opening keynote at this years RailsConf. Not only did he coin the term "software writer", he also ignited some pretty heated debate about Test Driven Development [TDD].

A Quick Update

2013 has been a crazy year. Here is a quick update on how things are going.

The HCC Coleman College Shining Star Award Goes To...

Today, I received the 2013 Shining Star Award. This is a tremendous honor.

Fun With Form Labels

Let's be honest, forms labels are boring. I bet there are probably two ways you've done form labels: on top of the input field or to the left of the input field. Sure, you might get fancy with styling, but really that layout is pretty much the norm. Well, I say screw that! Let's explore ways we can spice this up.

My Git Workflow

Are you new to Git and have no clue what a git workflow might look like? Have you been using git for a while but are still not sure how to use it effectively in your daily development work? Worried the cool kids are making fun of you? For the low price of free, I'll share my Git workflow with you and help you on your way to git-jitsu.

Set Custom Layouts for Devise Controllers

Have you ever needed to set a custom layout for a Devise controller? It's actually easier than you might think.

Paginate Like a Boss

My blog has finally gotten to the point where pagination is required. In this post I walk you through the steps I took to add pagination to my own Jekyll driven blog. Aren't I awesome?

MailView by 37Signals

Have you ever wanted to develop your emails like you do your views in a Rails app? 37signals has a gift for you.