Markdown in Ruby on Rails with RedCarpet

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What is Markdown Markdown is a markup language, created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz, that allows you to easily format text by using special characters in a text document. When processed, the markdown characters are converted into formatted text.…

Rails 7 Explicit HTTP Status Codes

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I noticed something in the Rails Guide for Rails version 7.0.1 this morning that I hadn’t seen in previous versions of the Getting Started tutorial. Now, the guide has HTTP status codes listed on the Create, Update, and Destroy actions…

Low Code Applications with appsmith

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Recently, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time researching low code solutions for internal applications at work. We use several different systems and it can be time consuming to jump from system to system looking up information on an…

Why is Rounding so Difficult?

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I was today years old when I learned that the way I learned to round in school was not how everyone rounded. I was taught that the value 1.65, when rounded to one decimal point, would result in 1.7. Today…