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Development with iRuby using Jupyter

The Jupyter Notebook is a common go-to in the Python world. Did you know you could use Jupyter to test code in other languages as well? Today we’ll cover development with iRuby, a Ruby kernel for the Jupyter iPython system.

Effective Bug Tracking with BugHerd

If you have ever used a bug tracker in your applications before, you probably remember an excruciating experience where you found yourself setting up a hosted tracker, and finding some way to offer it to your users. To make matters worse, you surely found yourself tasked with the dilemma of getting your users to even …

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Using ssh2 in React and Redux Application

When you need SSH connectivity within your JavaScript app, ssh2 is the best choice available. If you are using SSH2 with React and Redux, how can you make sure you always get a success, or a failure? Looking at the documentation, it is not that obvious. So let’s take a look at how to use …


Learning To Code Without Ruining It For Yourself

For over 3 decades, programming has been a part of my life. During that time I went through more than my fair share of highs, lows, and a lack of various resources. In this day in age there is nothing stopping anyone from getting started learning how to program, with a large plethora of options. …

Foundation 6 with Webpack using Sass

Using Foundation 6 with Webpack is not a simple task, and when you introducing sass makes it worse. Most issues come from how Foundation deals with includes, but there are workarounds.

Ruby IDE: Review of RubyMine

When working with JavaScript, I found myself moving from ViM, to Atom, to Brackets, and finally to VSCode. While VSCode is still my go-to for all JavaScript awesomeness, and then starting to use it for Ruby I thought I had an overall winner. While you will find me nose-deep in VSCode working with Ruby alone, …

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Using React-Native Calendar Events

The React-Native Calendar Events module is great for giving your React Native apps access to the OS calendar and its events. It’s also great for creating your own intricate events easily. If there was ever an amazing React-Native module that lacked opening documentation, it would definitely be this one. For new users it is a …


How To Write JavaScript Promises

Certain situations like using the 3rd Party APIs, or even some new built-in APIs like Fetch provide circumstances that would keep you stuck to Promise flows. When this happens, you have to follow the general abstract rules of Promise chains, make it hard to use Promises in functions. To make it work, you can learn …


You Do Not Need ‘Sudo’ So Stop Using It

As I continue to visit StackExchange and the infamous Stack Overflow to find quick answers to obscure errors, I continue to see the constant advise to Linux and OSX users, “use sudo” before your commands. For every time I read these words I grit my teeth, grind them, and clinch my fist wishing I could …

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Using Redux Sagas with Optimal Design Patterns

The one thing that was always an issue for me when it came to Redux, were Thunks. Sure, Thunks are great, and they have their place, but did you know you could replace them with something much more functional? Even though everywhere you look you see thunks, if you look around, even at Dan Abramov’s …