Recently, I ran into the problem that my image heavy website, patagoniaonabudget.com, was loading extremely slowly. In this post, I outline the steps I took to go from a 6 second load time to under 2 seconds, specifically focusing on image rendering.
In this post, I'm going to walk through how to make a Facebook Messenger chat bot using my open source Survey Bot Repository. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a fully functioning bot that responds to a series of questions and saves the information to a database
In this post, we're going to walk through how to scrape website data in Ruby. We'll use the Nokogiri gem to grab HTML data from Hostelworld, store that data in an array, then print hostel prices to a CSV file. This is an easily extensible block of code that you can use to pull data from around the web.
This post will cover the implementation of data from a JSON file to a Ruby on Rails application, demonstrating how to manipulate the data using controllers and views. We'll build an example app to walk through a simple use case implementing HTTParty.
This article will walk through how to create a simple application that has two databases that relate to each other using a foreign key. Unlike formal documentation, my hope here is that by demonstrating the actual uses in migrations, models, controllers, and views, it will be easier for others to implement this feature.