a personal blog for Jamey Alea

September 2, 2016

Gem of the Week: will_paginate

Breaking out long lists into multiple pages that a user can click through is something that nearly every application can benefit from and it’s something that every programmer will have...

August 25, 2016

Gem of the Week: Stripe

As a developer, e-commerce is unavoidable. It’s a huge part of tons of web apps and it can be daunting at first because a bug in your e-commerce functionality is...

August 17, 2016

Testing Webhooks and API Callbacks Locally Using Ngrok

Have you ever come across an obstacle while programming and then immediately come across a solution so elegant that you don’t know how you were surviving without knowing about it...

August 12, 2016

Gem of the Week: Letter Opener

Not every gem has to completely revolutionize your application. Often, the beauty of using gems is having an easy to use, ready made solution for a small problem that’s making...

August 4, 2016

Gem of the Week: Dalli

If the question is how to support good performance for high volume requests without bogging down your database, the answer is caching. Caching data is a powerful tool in any...

July 25, 2016

Gem of the Week: Whenever

One of the major benefits of Ruby development is the use of gems – powerful self-contained libraries of code that can easily add new functionality to your Ruby or Rails...

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