Go, Martini and Postgres Tutorial - Part 1

Getting Going (get it) I spent the weekend playing around with Go and a web framework called Martini and thought I'd put something together on building a simple todos app (I know how original) with it. Currently I plan for this to be a 3 parter but no promises. Setting…

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Being a mentor pt. 2

Around a month ago, I finished up teaching my second (and last) mentor group at Launch Academy. Now that I'm fully rested, I thought I’d express my thoughts on my experience as a mentor. First, I think it's so amazing that I was given the chance to mentor 10…

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Code like no one is watching

The other night I built a terrible Flappy Bird clone that involved you moving a block in between other blocks and trying to get circles. The code is not beautiful. The idea is not great. The implimentation is not perfect. But the truth of the matter is I had the…

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ActsAsTaggableOn with Active Model Serializers

I came across this answer on StackOverflow which showed a beautiful solution for embedding tags with Active Model Serializers. Say you have a blog and a blog has many tags. Your serializer might look something like: class BlogSerializer < ActiveModel::Serializer embed :ids, include: true attributes :id, :name has_many…

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Ember data's extractArray and extractSingle

Recently I've been playing around with using Node as my api for Ember as opposed to Rails. Ember data plays extremely nice with Active Model Serializers so I've never really had to worry about cleaning up the server's response. Say you have a poll and a poll has many choices…

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Being a mentor

We've just finished the winter cohort of Launch Academy and I've just finished with my first group of 10 mentees. It's been a humbling experience that has not only caused me to grow as a developer and an educator but mainly as a person. I was also lucky enough to…

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