Autocomplete your Rails Form using Selectize.js

Help enhance your user's experience
By Victoria Gonda

When using Ruby on Rails Form Helpers, it could be useful to add an autocomplete feature to fields where users might reuse data. One way to do that is to use Selectize.js to create a dropdown and populate it with data from the user model.

Free SSL on Heroku

Heroku made SSL Free and Let's Encrypt has free certificates
By Daniel Morrison

Starting today, Heroku has a new free SSL offering. Use it with Let’s Encrypt for a fully free SSL system.

Spacemacs: The Final Frontier for a Diehard Vim Fan

Learning to love Emacs tooling without giving up Vim
By Chris Rittersdorf

Collective Idea’s been bit by the Elixir bug recently. And in my research to configure its Alchemist tools, I’ve discovered an interesting text editor: Spacemacs. Spacemacs is an easy-to-install set of defaults for Emacs. And I love it! But, I’m a diehard Vim fanatic. How could I say something that sacrilegious!?

A New Way of Learning

How I learned the stuff you can't find in a textbook
By Victoria Gonda

Looking back, I now know there are a lot of that can’t be learned from a book or tutorial. Through working with others, I was able to build on my skills in a way I wouldn’t have been able to do in isolation.

My Ruby Epiphany

Private methods in Ruby
By Daniel Morrison

I’ve been using and teaching Ruby for many years now, but I recently had an epiphany about private methods.