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brandonhilkert — 27 posts

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I wrote about Refactoring Logic from a Rails View. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post on Managing Login Passwords for Capybara with Minitest and Rails Fixtures. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post on Using Rails 4.1 Secrets for Configuration. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post titled 7 Reasons Why I'm Sticking with Minitest and Fixtures in Rails. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post on the New Rails 4.1 "travel_to" Test Helper. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post on Rails Reloader: A Lesser Known Rails Hook. Hope you enjoy!
The Build a Ruby Gem Ebook and Screencast packages are now for sale. Hope you enjoy!
Curious How to Build a Rails Engine?. This post will walk you through the process of creating a Rails Engine for a client-side timestamp gem. Enjoy!
I posted an update about the packages available for my Build a Ruby Gem eBook. The book will be available starting Thursday, March 27th at Midnight (EDT).
I wrote a new post on Ruby Gem Configuration Patterns. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post titled Why I Wrote the Sucker Punch Gem. Hope you enjoy!
I posted an update on Build a Ruby Gem Book Tech. Review. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote a new post on Understanding the RAILS_CACHE_ID Environment Variable. Hope you enjoy!
I posted an update about my Build a Ruby Gem Book. I'd love feedback on the chapter list!
Adding page specific Javascript to a Rails application is surprisingly complex if you want to minimize the number of requests to the server. I wrote a post about adding page specific Javascript to a Rails application without an additional server request.
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Relative Timestamps in Rails  brandonhilkert.com
Facebook’s news feed popularized the relative timestamp format of “X hours ago”. Here are some ways to implement Relative Timestamps in Rails.
I just posted about the Flexible Rails Environment Configuration that I use for all my Rails apps.
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Implementing a CDN for assets can be a big win. It's relatively easy outside of serving fonts. Firefox is notoriously difficult and my latest blog post details the steps necessary to properly serve fonts to Firefox using Fastly.
It's not often that you can shave off 100's of milliseconds from an application response with such ease. Serving your assets from a CDN in Rails can do just that. In my latest blog post, I detailed my process for setting up a AWS Cloudfront CDN for Rails.