How to use Rails to send email with ActionMailer

Before I was a budding programmer, I helped manage a sheet music eCommerce site. I worked at a small company run by passionate musicians who built their lives around their goal of helping composers reach larger audiences. Before we moved to a modern eCommerce platform in summer 2015, my bosses rarely had time to develop[…]

Ruby Exception Handling & Rescue: A (Very) Basic Introduction

So you’ve written a program — something a little more complicated than “Hello World!” — and it’s broken. And worst of all, you don’t know why. An approximation of you when your taco-program falls apart via GIPHY Sure, part of Ruby’s human-friendly nature is detailed error messages, pointing you exactly to where things went wrong. But sometimes Ruby[…]

How I’m coding through Impostor Syndrome

Do you ever have the sneaking suspicion that you might be a fraud? That your greatest achievements might just be slick manipulation, or that you’ve just skated by to success through pure happenstance? If so, you’re not alone.  You might have a case of Impostor syndrome. “Impostor syndrome” was coined by psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A.[…]