How to contribute to Ruby on Rails

How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more experience as a developer? Make meaningful connections with the community? Learn the best practices on how to maintain a large codebase? What if you could get that experience by contributing to an open source project like Rails? If that sounds scary, don’t worry! We can help you! By the end of this post, you’ll learn 5 ways to become a new Rails contributor, even if you are a beginner....

August 16, 2021 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
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Why no one reads your tech blog and how to fix that

You have a technical blog and you might have built it from scratch. You wrote a bunch of great tutorials. Your posts are perfect. You are a smart person and you want to show your developer expertise. There is only one problem: no one is reading what you write. Why? Do you want to know the answer? It’s going to hurt. Here it goes: “No one cares about you....

July 10, 2021 · 5 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
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Getting Started with Pry Debug in 5 minutes

When you’re banging your head against the wall trying to fix a bug, the last thing you want is having to stop and learn how to use the debugging tool. The last time this happened, you added require 'pry' on a ruby file but quickly realized you didn’t know the available commands. What’s that noise? Oh, it’s the sound of more frustration being added to your day! If only there was a way for you to quickly learn how to use Pry… Well, there is now!...

June 29, 2021 · 4 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
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Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship With Monica Lent

Monica Lent is a software engineer and entrepreneur. She decided to quit her job and bootstrap Affilimate full-time. She also created Blogging for Devs, a paid community to help developers grow their technical blogs with SEO. Apple Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Monica Lent’s website Affilimate Blogging for Devs Monica’s Income Report Amy Hoy’s post about content marketing Transcript Stefanni Brasil: [00:00:10] Our guest today is Monica Lent....

April 26, 2021 · 39 min · Stefanni Brasil
Unusual Tech Jobs with Brian Hall

Unusual Tech Jobs with Brian Hall

Brian David Hall is an expert in conversion optimization. He’s a software engineer by training, runs his own company, and is the host of the SaaS Experiments Podcast, where he talks to other experts in growth marketing. We talked about the unusual tech jobs he’s had that helped him learn other skills beyond coding. Apple Podcasts | Spotify You can use your skills in other areas like Marketing and Sales to transition to a tech job instead of throwing away your current expertise....

March 10, 2021 · 33 min · Thiago Araujo
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Why Michael Lynch Left His Job at Google to Become a Solo Founder

Michael Lynch is a software developer and blogger. He used to work as a software engineer at Google, but he decided to quit and now he’s a solo founder, and blogs about his experience. Michael has recently launched the course Hit The Front Page of Hacker News Course. The course teaches everything he has learned about Hacker News after getting many of his original blog posts to hit the front page....

February 16, 2021 · 1 min · Thiago Araujo
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Growing a Micro-SaaS to 30K MRR and 20K Users with DelightChat

We had a great time chatting with Preetam Nath and Sankalp Jonna, the co-founders of SuperLemon and DelightChat. They started a micro-SaaS in 2019. After about 14 months, they grew the monthly recurring revenue to $30,000. More than 20,000 merchants are using their product on the Shopify App Store, which is completely insane! DelightChat is a customer support tool for small and medium-sized e-commerces. The great thing about their story is that they’re not just building a business, but building a life on top of that business....

February 2, 2021 · 2 min · Thiago Araujo