I smash my fingers on the keyboard and occasionally stuff happens.
I’ve spent the last couple of months writing code in anticipation for football season on something I’m calling Quack Project.
Okay, I got no Google hits for this. Here’s a tip if you’re using SendGrid in a Rails app for your transactional emails. A while back you needed to provide your SendGrid username and password (hopefully via environment variables), but now you can use an app-specific api key.
I’m going to use this post to chronicle my experience of transferring Comcast’s Xfinity TV and internet service over to a new (to me) house. Let’s face it, they’ve pumped a ton of ad dollars into campaigns stating they’ll be the one friend who will be there to help you while others bail on you during your move.
We started our move to Seattle from Salt Lake City in November of 2015 and are now days away from completing that journey as we move into our new-to-us house. The Seattle housing market is insane and we knew we were going to get killed. Moving here 10 years ago would have been a smarter idea.
I’ve had a directory under my user folder called Development for ages. Probably since I started coding. Somehow, for the very first time, I saw someone using a Developer folder and, damnit, they got a pretty icon on their folder.
It’s now going to be easier than ever to kick off a new Rails project and deploy
to Heroku. WEBrick is no longer the default server with Rails 5. If you don’t
Procfile Heroku is going to help you out and set you up with Puma.
Production ready out of the box. So… that’s cool.
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Let’s build a simple contact form for your Rails driven website that uses Mandrill as the desired email server. Mandrill lets us offload the management of setting up and running an email server ourselves and, therefore, relieving ourselves of a massive headache. Mandrill starts you with 2,000 free trial sends which is more than enough to decide if you’re going to like it.
Your Rails driven website has the need to display some code. It’s not good enough to just get proper indentation, you’d like to have some decent syntax highlighting. Maybe something like following.