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Like most professions, workflow is a key player when it comes to putting your best work forward. In the world of front-end web development great tools are everywhere. Yeoman is one of those tools. Well, actually Yeoman is comprised of three tools: Bower, Grunt, and Yo. Bower is a package manager for the web. What does that mean? Well, Bower automates dependency management for the packages an...
by Joe Tamburro
Tagged: Front End |
Have you ever looked at documentation, a coding blog post, or visited a github repository? Then you have almost certainly looked at Markdown (or the end product of Markdown). As a developer it's always great to know how to write in Markdown, so here's a quick and dirty cheatsheet to make your life easier! What is Markdown and why should I use it? Markdown was created in the early 2000s as...
by Zack Kirchin
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Interacting with Classes When beginning Ruby, one often overlooked concept is how classes interact with each other. There are a lot of resources out there on creating your own class, but it always seems like the next step is a full blown app with multiple classes, modules and other miscellaneous files. All the excess content can distract a beginner from taking their knowledge on classes from...
by Lee McCormick
Tagged: Ruby |
In my Code Immersion class, I spend a day live-coding a program I call The Bank. The Bank is essentially a program to power an ATM. Users create an account (an Object), and then can view and modify that account. Multiple accounts can be made (and stored in an Array), but they’re only available for as long as the program is running. Once you terminate the program, that data just evaporates into ...
by Aaron Groch
Tagged: Ruby |
Like golf, whether you are new to the game or a seasoned pro, having the right equipment can significantly help your score. It’s the same thing in coding. Sure, you could write all of your code in notepad (please don’t), but using a modern text editor can skyrocket your coding abilities. Today, many text editors provide amazing features that help you write better code, type faster, debug eas...
by Zack Kirchin
Tagged: Front End | Back End |
Although quite simple, Ruby's spaceship operator can seem confusing and overwhelming for anyone who has never used it. So in this blog post, I hope to not only show you how to use it, but also how it works when sorting elements in an array. The code for this post was executed in the irb, so you can and should follow along with your irb. If you aren’t familiar with Ruby’s spaceship operator, ...
by Walid Asmar
Tagged: Ruby | Ruby Comparators | Spaceship Operator |