Speed up bundle install with this one trick
Did you know bundler can download and install gems in parallel?
Always install Bundler alongside Ruby with rbenv
Here’s a quick tip for anyone who uses rbenv and ruby-build to manage installing and switching Ruby versions.
The web share API
Recently I implemented the web share API for my site as a means of testing it out. If you are using version 55 or above of Chrome on Android then you can see it in action by clicking “share it” at the bottom of this post.
Doing things wrong
I wrote a blog post last week and bits of it were wrong. This is not a retraction of that blog post, I just wanted to share the feedback that I got, the things I changed and some lessons that I learned.
A toast to ES2015 destructuring
I think the ES2015 destructuring syntax is pretty cool. It might not grab the headlines like Promises, Generators or the class syntax, but I find it really useful. It’s also surprisingly detailed when you read into it.
On fixing a favicon
Sometimes open source work is just fixing one tiny thing that bugs you. However, rolling up your sleeves and delving into even the smallest amount of code can lead to surprising results.
Dev Tools Tricks: Store objects and elements as variables in the console
Browser dev tools are so full of features it’s hard to keep up. I bet every developer knows a different set of features to each other. I wanted to share a few little tips that I use, that you might not know and that if I don’t write down I might forget.
Git back to the future
Git may be the best version control software I’ve used but it is a complex beast and makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. Recently, however, I learned of one way that you can unshoot yourself and potentially save yourself hours of lost work.
A community offers to help
Last week I was blown away by the response to a problem I was experiencing from maintainers of two of the larger open source projects in the Ruby world. And not just your average large Ruby projects, but implementations of Ruby itself.
Install a service worker declaratively
There’s been some interesting updates in service workers recently. The big news is that the Microsoft Edge development version now has service workers, alongside push notifications and background sync, behind flags. There was a new feature that caught my eye though; a declarative method for registering service workers.
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