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Ruby

Today I wrote my first set of ‘subject’ tests for a pretty simple model. These tests are fast, clean, and easy to read. I wrote up a basic example to demonstrate and share some knowledge. Super simple model: class MailingAddress … Continue reading

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Dear Recruiters

I am not a ninja. My profession does not require me to throw asterisks at ‘code samurais’. I do not practice RSpec in a dojo. My boss does not wear tabi shoes. I do not lurk in the shadows of … Continue reading

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Your Culture Makes the Job

Working in a professional environment is great and all if that is what suits you, the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t suit everyone. Just because you don’t prefer to wear a suit and tie doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Getting Through the Grunge

Now I am no expert, but I am trying to learn. One thing that has been key to my success is doing the shit work that no one else wants to take on. When you are learning to program in ANY … Continue reading

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My War on the Box…

I read an interesting quote the other day that I felt could be applied to programming in general. It stated “Think inside the box.” Those words have been bouncing around in my brain for a week now and I feel … Continue reading

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Coding with Cappuccinos…

So, it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been a busy newb and progressed quite a bit since my last entry. Early this year (2011) I attended my first technology related conference, it is a … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick…

Now, I am not much for reading. In fact, I stopped going to the library once my teacher told me I had to pick out a book that didn’t have pictures between the text (poor little me). However, this Learn … Continue reading

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One Brick…

My adventure starts in the biggest little city of Reno, NV. At the time I was working at a home improvement store for (probably what is less than) minimum wage. I had worked my way up to the proverbial glass … Continue reading

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