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Eclectic Saddlebag

Welcome to my Eclectic Journey.

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Refactor Rails

As any one journeys through any profession, one thing holds true. Hopefully, the longer you work at it, the better your skills will develop, at least that should be the goal. As we look back at our code from months ago, we should see a progression of maturity.

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Conditional CSS Classes in HAML

I have been working on a new Rails side project called Your Congress, and decided to use HAML, instead of the standard Rails templating language (ERB). Why? Good question. Actually, I just wanted to learn how to use it, to include a new technology in my skills for the Job Search.

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Git Alias Workflow

Continuing this article series about Streamlining Workflow, must include a way to streamline our git commands. This article uses my own aliases and a GIST below for the full list.

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Vuetify Form Validation

Recently I have been learning Express and this app I have been working on will eventually be a Survey App, a more full featured version of the I did as part of Flatiron. This app utilizes MongoDB, Express, and a Vue.js frontend. I recently finished the user accounts authentication on the backend with JWT, and added the registration and login forms, routing, and logic to the frontend.

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Express Bodyparser

I am learning how much I love back-end architectures. This week I decided to through away the tutorials and code my first Node Express server. After reviewing a lot of code samples I started to notice something around one middleware package. The way that Body-parser is including in a project can be subjective.

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