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I'm Jason, a web applications developer in the San Francisco Bay area.


  1. Mobile Application Performance Monitoring and Management

    It seems like the industry is all astir about mobile these days. I’m thinking of jumping into such interests. …


  2. Use Ruby to Develop iOS or Mac OSX

    I haven’t evaluated this yet, but another developer at my local Ruby meetup group said that this has been used in production and fairs pretty well. …


  3. Uninstalling Command Line Tools for Xcode

    I ran into a problem trying to install Ruby 2.0.0 via RVM over the weekend. When I got to work the next day and needed to do work using Ruby 1.8.7, I ran into issues. This led to updating RVM using ‘rvm get stable’, and then trying to reinstall Ruby 1.8.7. …


  4. Setting Rspec as the Default

    When setting up a new Rails application you’ll likely want to make Rspec the default test framework for new models that are generated with scaffolding. This is usually handled by default by the Rspec gem after you install it. It’s possible to explicitly set this however, as well as other configurations for generators. …


  5. Remote Pair Programming

    I really find pair programming to be annoying. It seems like a waste of time as compared to doing peer code review over a Git branch that has been squashed. But I really can’t knock something totally unless I’ve tried it for a while. …


  6. Languages Supported by Github Flavored Markdown

    NOTE: This post updated on 11/26/2017 …


  7. Coding Games

    A few weeks ago I heard about this FightCode website that lets you program robots that compete against other coders who code their own robots. It uses Javascript, so it should be accessible to many web developers. They even have a Facebook page you can like. …


  8. Customize your IRB

    Stephen Ball of RakeRoutes.com has a cool post on how to customize your IRB environment. …


  9. htaccess tester

    I’m not sure how one would use this, but it looks like it’s supposed to be useful. …


  10. Using Find Each to Process Batches

    I just found out that there is a find_each method provided by ActiveRecord which loops through an array of models that are retrieved in batches of 1000 at a time. …