Making Sense of AltSchool's Demise

Bloomberg Technology recently reported that, "AltSchool, backed by Mark Zuckerberg and other high-profile tech investors, is scaling back and shutting a school as losses pile up." While AltSchool's for-profit model is problematic, the company's setbacks say more about the state of education in the United States than the strength of the... [Read More]
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More CRUD with Rails Scaffolds

Part 4 Genres In the last post we removed the database cleaner gem and converted our feature test into a new and improved systems test. In this post we will return to the Rails generate scaffold command to build full CRUD functionality for our genres model of our Bookshelf App. We... [Read More]

So System Tests are a Thing Now

Part 3 System Tests In the last post we used the Rails g scaffold command to build full CRUD functionality for our authors model. In this post we will be refactoring our work in order to implement system tests and take advantage of some of the functionality rolled into the latest... [Read More]

Live Blogging a Book Review App 2

Part 2: Authors In the last post in this live blog series we started a journey to create a book review app by going through the excitement of the rails new command. Our app running locally looks something like this: [Read More]

Live Blogging a Book Review App

Part I - rails new For the past few years I have been posting short reviews on all the books I read on Facebook. My current process is problematic for a few reasons. First, I probably have friends on Facebook who do not care to read my book reviews in... [Read More]