Now that the mass hysteria over GDPR is long over, I thought I would take some time to record the lessons that I’ve learned after meeting with several attorneys and reading quite a few articles.
After redesigning a couple websites recently, I’ve run across a common mistake that I see frequently: missing calls to action on key pages.
After learning Ruby on Rails, I played around a little with a few of the open source content management system options available, and one in particular stood out for what I typically need: Alchemy CMS.
This post will cover a fairly standard CFWheels solution using nested properties and a sprinkling of jQuery.
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities can be quite a serious problem if you’re not careful. And if you’re using a framework like CFWheels, you need to be extra careful to protect your output from rendering malicious content.
In this post, I suggest that you must always use a formatting function like
NumberFormat when outputting any dynamic value.
I recently released a little Ruby gem with a fix for HTTP connectivity via the
Net::HTTP SSL Fix Ruby gem’s README:
No more / (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻!
But you probably want a more detailed description of the gem’s purpose, so here it is:
Net::HTTPcertificate authority file hack. Very useful for authoring Ruby-based HTTP clients that must run on Windows.
Read my post Clobber Windows Ruby HTTPS connectivity issues with the new
Net::HTTP SSL Fix gem for more information.
In this post, I hope to persuade you that you will rarely ever need the
Tag-based form helpers (
selectTag, etc.) in your CFWheels apps ever again.
“How?” you ask.
The answer: through the use of a wonderful feature that we affectionately call tableless models.
You’re probably like I was also: curious about Docker and what it could do for you. If you’re familiar with CFWheels, this is a great way to jump in and see if it’s right for you
Anyone building simple static websites has been there. You start out putting your website live by FTPing your files to the web server. With so many free FTP tools out there, life is grand.
But then FTP becomes problematic when you start making changes to the website. Which files did you change? When you make a mistake remembering, you end up with missing images, incorrect style sheets, broken links, and other issues with your pages and assets.
Read on for a tutorial about a simple tool that I’ve found to be useful in helping me avoid these problems.
Lately, I’ve decided to spend a lot of focus on writing feature specs with RSpec and Capybara. Feature specs allow you to test your application from the user’s point of view. You use the Capybara gem to test your application’s interface with commands like these: