Speak to anybody working in DevOps today, and Docker will be one of the hot topics of interest. At its core, Docker is a modular, layered approach to vitalization that runs on top of a host system’s kernel while keeping guest processes and filesystems separated.
Now that I’m starting to blog more frequently1, I’ve found myself wanting to link to common websites in my writing often. But looking up exact URLs and page titles (because I’m a perfectionist and I want the link title to match the page title) breaks me out of my writing pace. Having a common library of Markdown reference-style links would speed up my writing, reduce errors, and make me more likely to link where appropriate.
Is there an easy way to do it? Using the liquid
include take, there is.2
As a junior Rails developer, I’ve been analyzing some of the anti-patterns I and
other junior developers have fallen into. One of the most common has been the
.all in ActiveRecord, particularly when counting database records.
Counting seems easy, at least for small collections, and vanilla ruby provides multiple aliases to do it:
Resty turns this:
curl -sLv "" -X GET -b /path/to/cookie -c /path/to/cookie/jar "" "" "" \ "http://api.wunderground.com/api/API_KEY/conditions/q/NY/New_York.json"
Testing an application with a REST API from the command line normally
necessitates complex invocations of curl, especially when using verbs other
than the basic
GET. Resty is a tool by Micha Niskin that
makes it a breeze.
So I whipped up this quick modification to Michael Rose’ HPSTR Theme
theme to add subtitles to pages and posts. Today I’m going through a brief
example of Jekyll’s
Liquid syntax, and also touching on SCSS.