Brandon Harris

Rails 2 to Rails 3.1 : A Road to Hell

Some say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. For a recent project for a client, we decided to upgrade their aging app from 2.3.14 to 3.1.3. Why? A lot of the plugins and gems that we were using were getting stale, and it was getting harder and harder to support the aging setup. I set out my journey with the fantastic rails_upgrade plugin. I had done several upgrades in the past, and I knew a lot of the pitfalls, but I wasn't quite prepared for what I was about to discover.

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We are the Privileged 150k

The majority of the world dreams to make more than 100k a year. Yet, in the tech community, we refuse to train those dreamers. Instead we pine after "rockstars" and "ninjas". I am happy to see the global tech community pay attention to our burgeoning tech community in Austin. The truth is, Austin has been part of the tech community as long as Silicon Valley has existed. I recently had lunch with a startup founder who eloquently pulled me through the trenches of his trek to his current successes.

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