Hi, I'm Chris.
I'm a software developer and consultant based in Plymouth, UK. This site is a collection of tutorials, thoughts and things I've learned in code, life, and running my business.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to share containers (e.g. a database) across multiple projects using Docker Compose and Docker Networks.… Continue reading →
When using Docker to run your Rails apps in development, you might come across a leftover server.pid file in your app's tmp/ folder. Learn how to overcome this problem, especially when scaling the number of your app's containers.… Continue reading →
Welcome to this new series where I'll dive into the tools and services I use in my business. In this first post, we'll be looking at ConvertKit, which I use for email marketing automation.… Continue reading →
Rails 5.1 introduced the encrypted secrets.yml.enc file, with Rails 5.2 tidying things up by consolidating secrets and credentials into the… Continue reading →
Launching your app into production is a huge step, and there are often lots of different things you need to set up to ensure not only that the deployment works as expected, but also that your app continues to run smoothly once it is running in production.… Continue reading →
Guard is a great tool for quickly running your Rails app tests/specs as your develop the code. As you edit and change the files in your app, Guard… Continue reading →