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Code School’s Beginner’s Guide to Web Development

December 30 2016

This is a quick guide from Code School to help new users understand the basics behind web development. It starts with explaining how a website works and goes on to responsive design, CSS, and more.

Deploying Rails Girls App on Heroku

December 28 2016

Deploying Rails Girls App on Heroku

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud. Step 4 in the Rails Girls Guide is putting the app online with Heroku. Actually, there are a few options given but I chose Heroku because one of my Code Camp Sasebo teammates recommended it.

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Hello, Osaka!

December 22 2016

Hello, Osaka!

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.

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Rails Girls App Tutorial

December 07 2016

I started working on the Rails Girls App Tutorial a couple of weeks ago. There isn’t a local team but I have hopes of one day hosting a workshop here. As I work my way through the steps, I am practicing committing changes to Git and pushing to GitHub.

Thanks to the Git Real course on Code School, I was able to create a branch for a commenting feature, commit changes, merge the branch, delete the local and remote branches, and push the updated master to GitHub. For the more experienced user, this may seem insignificant but I was incredibly giddy.

Today I installed ImageMagick to resize photos and added authentication with Devise (steps 7 and 8). I would post a screenshot of my app but I just realized I haven’t set up Craft to allow image uploads yet. Oops. Maybe next time.

Hello, World!

December 06 2016

Look who discovered Craft?! THIS GIRL!

I’m excited to start blogging again. I can’t believe my old domain name was finally available. A squatter has been sitting on it for years. I had stopped checking, sure it was gone forever. I suppose it was kismet. I recently joined a local coding club and really want to post about what I’m learning. I’m also overseas again so there are a lot of things I’d like to write about from this perspective.

Hello, world. It’s good to be back.

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