I’m glad you are here. I created this site in 2013 to write about my journey learning to code in Ruby on Rails and Objective-C. Below are links to all my posts. I’m still writing about technology, but now doing so at strand-consulting.com

Easily, my most popular posts were the three below. Specifically, the Bluetooth post got shared by a few decently-followed iOS developers on Twitter and the RVM for Newbs post was actually footnoted in Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails Tutorial for a brief period.

Breaking Down Bluetooth in Objective-C and iOS7

My last post After the Install: Scenario-Based RVM Best Practices was over a month ago. Since then, I’ve been immersed in an iOS bootcamp. Today’s post has been my first chance to come up for air and share a bit about what I’ve learned. Similar to Rails, my journey into iOS has come with a…

Ruby Version Manager (RVM) Overview for Rails Newbs

RVM Overview and Installation In someone’s first few hours as a Ruby on Rails developer, they will likely be encouraged to install Ruby Version Manager (commonly known as RVM). RVM is a free, powerful tool for creating and easily moving between Ruby and Ruby Gem combinations. It’s important for the newb to understand that you…

Embedding Devise Forms in Twitter Bootstrap Modals

In my previous post Top 10 Gems for new Rails Devs, I covered both the Devise and Twitter Bootstrap gems. Each of these gems is great at what they respectively do (authentication, design/styling). In this post, I’ll bring @plataformatec and @seyhunak’s gifts together and easily put Devise sign-in and sign-up forms into Twitter Bootstrap modals.…

It doesn’t see much traffic anymore, but at its peak in 2015 the site saw 4,000 views and 600 visitors a month.

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