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Datatables & Rails – Basic to Advanced – Ruby on Rails Tutorial

A monster of a video here! I cover using Datatables – the amazing JQuery plugin that gives you great-looking and behaving tables – in a Ruby on Rails 5 app. Going from creating the app all the way up to some sophisticated styling.

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Software Development

ElasticSearch and Ruby on Rails – Part 1

Recently I have been using two databases in my large Rails projects – 1, an RDBMS like MySQL, as a data store and another – ElasticSearch – as a denormalized document store that drives the front end data.

In this video, I go over how to get ElasticSearch into your Rails project and get the data into ElasticSearch.

There are tons of uses for ElasticSearch once you have it in your app and taking in data. This video really just scratches the surface. If you want to know more let me know and I’ll make more videos about it!

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Software Development

Introduction to Hotwire – Ruby On Rails

Another one for Ruby on Rails developers!

Hotwire is a ‘better’, simpler way to get dynamically updated content onto your web pages and create a more consistent experience. BUT the real positive, for us Rails developers, is that you can do this using essentially the same CRUD actions and partials that we already have in our application.

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Software Development

Deploying Rails 6.1 to Production

Nerd Alert! In this video I discuss how to actually deploy your Ruby on Rails application so that the rest of the world can see it!

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SmallBiz

How Did Elon Musk Become the Richest Man In The World?

It was just announced that Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world. How did he infamously go from post-Paypal brokeness to this?! The idea is simple, and I break it down in this video.

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Software Development

First Look: DB Sharding in Rails 6.1

Rails 6.1 was released as a stable build not so long ago. One of the features I was interested in is the support for sharding. In this video I take my first look at it.

It’s a super exciting feature – if it works right!

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SmallBiz

3 Steps to New Ideas – Create Low Competition Software Solutions

In this video I give you the secret formula for coming up with new software ideas.

I’m not charging you $97 for this. I’m not making you sign up for an email list. I’m just telling you.

Incredibly, this is one of my least popular videos. People don’t like to have to work.

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SmallBiz

6 Mistakes Of Beginner Wantrepreneurs

When talking to beginner tech entrepreneurs (wantrepreneurs for want – haha – of a better term), I have seen some common misunderstandings or misconceptions. I cover those in this video.

Sadly, I had to find out a lot of these the hard way. Try and learn from my (and other’s) mistakes!

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SmallBiz Software Development

7 Habits of Successful Internet Entrepreneurs

Straight talk from an Experienced Tech Entrepreneur.

There’s certain habits that will accelerate and elevate the chances of you being a successful internet entrepreneur.

In this video I cover the lessons I’ve learned through my startup career over 20 years as a successful tech entrepreneur.

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Software Development

Why Ruby on Rails in 2021?

It’s 2021, so why am I still using Ruby on Rails to develop new services?

Find out inside. HINT: It doesn’t matter!!!