How to write a plug package and publish it on hex
This is a walkthrough on the process of creating a new plug package and getting it published on Hex.
How to add and test HTTP basic authentication in a Phoenix web application
Short tutorial on how to add basic authentication to a phoenix web app.
How to set different layouts in Phoenix
Quick guide on setting alternative layouts within a phoenix web application.
Introducing screen readers: this is the first post in a series of posts focusing on accessibility and user experience considerations when developing for the web.
How to clear an elasticsearch index
In the event you need to tear down your elasticsearch index, there is a web API that you can take advantage of to make this fairly straight forward.
My Sublime Text 2 Config
Sublime Text 2 has been my editor of choice for about a year now. It's a great piece of software, but gradually I've been adding my own config options to make it just that little bit nicer for working with on a daily basis. I like it, and the guys in the office like it enough that it's the default config on our pairing machines at the moment.
Rails 3: Validation Reflection
A recent addition to `ActiveModel` is the introduction of a couple of methods for validation reflection.
Rails 3: HTML Escaping
So you've been working on Rails apps for a while, and like all good developers, you've been escaping any content rendered in your views that your application's users might have entered, right?
Rails 3: Add validations to non-ActiveRecord::Base models
Prior to Rails 3, if you wanted to add validations to models which didn't inherit from `ActiveRecord::Base`, you'd probably resort to using a gem/plugin that re-implements much of the behaviour or has some dirty hooks into the ActiveRecord private API.
Rails 3: Routing Examples
Rails 3 introduced a new routing DSL that is a little bit different from the Rails 2 version. This quick guide covers a few examples of the new routes, and how they compare to Rails 2.