Changing Data Column Type In Rails App To Integer From String

Sometimes you start building your app and the easiest thing is to build out your models using the string type, which becomes VARCHAR in SQL speak. But then as you start coding, you realize it wo... read more

Adding Tailwind CSS to Rails 6 Project

I have just started really exploring Tailwind CSS and so far, love just how customizable things are. In contrast, with Bootstrap or any other framework, you would likely need to write several cu... read more

Adding Open Graph Meta To Your Rails App

If you're looking for a way to add the necessary Open Graph meta data to your Rails app, here's a quick example and tutorial to help you. Why is it important? Well one, if you plan on posting li... read more

How To Solve Error When Updating Oh My Zsh

This will hopefully help folks that use zsh and Oh My Zsh like myself.After getting the prompt when opening iTerm2, or whatever terminal program you're using, you may see this: [Oh My Zsh] Would... read more

Learn Rails Or Up Your Game with Hello Rails!

There's a ton of great resources out in the world to help you learn Ruby on Rails but sometimes, it just makes sense to pay for a course or subscription that will truly elevate your skills and u... read more

Get Notified By Email When Someone Comments On Your Website

As I was building out functionality of Railscoder and other projects I was working on, I realized that without checking each article every day, I would have no idea if someone commented, but mor... read more

Postgres Cheat Sheet For Dokku

If you're using the Postgres plugin with your Dokku server, such as on Digital Ocean, you may find yourself from time to time needing to export and import data. Just recently, I went through an ... read more

Guide To Running Rails Apps With Dokku On Digital Ocean

In this article, I will go through the steps to successfully launch a rails app using a Digital Ocean droplet and Dokku. We all love Heroku and the way it works, but as convenient as Heroku is, ... read more