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Installing Elixir and Phoenix in Windows 10 w/Bash & PostgreSQL

Installing Elixir & Phoenix: The Steps This guide will focus on installing all the requirements to get Elixir & Phoenix installed on a Windows 10 machine via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and getting PostgreSQL as the primary database. This guide will assume that you already know how to install WSL Bash on Windows 10. I won’t go over...

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Installing Ruby on Rails in Windows 10 w/Bash & PostgreSQL

Installing Rails: The Steps This will focus on installing Ruby, Rails, and getting PostgreSQL to play nicely with Rails and Bash on Windows 10. We will be leveraging the Linux subsystem on Windows 10. This article will not go over installing the Linux Subsystem and getting Bash up and running, there’s already great articles on that very subject. Here is...

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Writing For Fun and Profit

The other day a student had asked about how to get started blogging, if anyone could provide examples of non-technical technical blogs that she could emulate (or at least that was what I gleaned from the question/comment). I gave some advice as a response but it also got me thinking. I started to think about how I got started and...

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Coding Is Not Just Coding

Just like martial arts, cooking, travelling, photography,and nearly everything else that we do there are more to our activities than the activities themselves. They help us discover who we are and define our personal narrative. Recently I’ve been realizing there is more to coding than just coding. I’ve noticed that when I code I’ve been discovering things about myself and...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

I’ll never go back to doing a website without a mockup. That was my big takeaway from this last week. I experienced the pain the previous week with multiple site redesigns, scraping ideas and having to start over because I had no clear vision of the direction that I wanted to go. In the last week I finished up a...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

WooHoo another week done and much accomplished. This week I got an MVP done, an MVP of my business website (which I’ll end up trashing and starting over because why not), and halfway through building a custom Jekyll theme that I can use for potential clients in the near future. I switched up my mindset this last week and kicked...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

Another week done and gone. My big concerns and focuses this week in my web dev pursuits was more so on the business side of things. With my recent decision to go freelance I’ve launched into research and development mode. Having a history of IT consulting, working for small businesses, and knowing many small business owners I definitely have some...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

Having taken a couple of side jobs this week I didn’t get to put as much time into coding as I had hoped this week but it all works in the larger scheme of things for my next move. Currently I’ve been working to build out my IT consulting business and currently gearing up to include web design and development...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

I stepped away for a little bit to regain my breath since I’ve been working 60-70 hours a week for the last month I needed a bit of break so this will be a web dev recap on this last week but not the week before. Sometimes you just need to step away and recapture your breath. The biggest thing...

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Web Dev Weekly Roundup

This week was filled with a bunch of fun code related activities from lightning talks, frontend JS validations, frontend styling and jQuery mobile menus. It’s been an interesting week with lots of new learning experiences. It’s all kind of merged into a single day it seems but it was, for me, a very productive and educational experience. Starting out in...

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