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.
Rails 5.1 introduced the front-end package manager Yarn into the standard tooling for new Rails projects. Yarn allows you to declare and manage your… Continue reading →
As you work on your app, it often becomes difficult (and tiresome) to remember all the different configurations and arguments you need to create and link containers. The complexity increases as your app’s dependencies grow (such as when you need to using Sidekiq and to handle background jobs).… Continue reading →
Docker is a fantastic tool for isolating your app and its environment, and allows easy distribution and state-replication across multiple environments (dev, test, beta, prod, etc.). Using Docker can get rid of the “it works on my machine” problem, and help you to easily scale your app as it grows.… Continue reading →
Whilst testing an app on the Jelly Bean emulator, I couldn’t get the emulator to mount the SD card. Calls to Environment.getExternalStorageState()… Continue reading →
If you want to pass data between Rails and Coffeescript in your apps, you’ll find that interpolation doesn’t work. For example: If you look at the… Continue reading →
Ruby on Rails is a great framework for building modern web applications. But as with any technology, things move on quickly. Without proper care and… Continue reading →