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Connecting the Rails Girls App with Amazon S3

January 20 2017

Connecting the Rails Girls App with Amazon S3

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces. It allows users running applications on Heroku to store and deliver images for their apps.

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App Evolution with Swift

December 30 2016

App Evolution with Swift

Learn how to make your first iOS app with Swift, and discover some of the more common pieces of the UIKit framework and how to use them with Swift.

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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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