# tutorial

Dev Environment with Localhost SSL

Have you ever wanted to set up SSL for localhost development on your computer? No? Honestly, as hard as this can be at times, me neither. What changed? Recently, I have been working on a Rails contract project, and the project was set up using SSL. I needed to set up SSL on my Linux computer, so I could collaborate on the project.

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Rails Basic Template

There is no need for developers to walking the same path, performing the same tasks at the beginning of any project, over and over again. That is what this series of articles has been about, streamlining our workflow.

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Rails Image Helper

Often times when developing application, the developer may need to include logic to conditionally render UI elements. For instance, maybe an active CSS class in the navbar menu-item for the current page. Sometimes the required logic is more complex. In my case I needed to provide a fallback image when an image was not available from the API. In this article I will show the methodology I used to create a Rails Helper to meet this goal.

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Learn a New Language

When was the last time you had the desire to learn a new programming language? It can at first seem like a daunting task. However, it can be easier than you think. In this article we will look at a a commonality found in programming languages and allow us to think differently about undertaking a new learning path.

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Gridsome Post Comments

In this tutorial, we will look at how to add Disqus commenting into a Gridsome site. Since Gridsome is part of the Vue.js eco-system, these steps should work with any Vue.js site

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React Boilerplate - Part 2

Welcome to week three in this article series, "Streamlined Workflow." In this week's article we will continue to build out a Boilerplate configuration for React. Last week we built out a working boilerplate but without much functionality. This week we will look at code quality, deployment enhancements, and styling.

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React Boilerplate - Part 1

Welcome to week two in this article series, "Streamline Workflow." In this week's article we will explore a Boilerplate configuration for React. The idea to to have a turnkey solution, so you can start developing quickly, instead of wasting time reconfiguring the default Create React App generated starter.

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