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Recipe Storing Application built with Ruby on Rails

Posted by on February 9, 2019 in Course, Learning

So as part of the Ruby on Rails developer course I have been studying on Udemy I have built a fully functional application. This project produced a Recipe Storing web application. The application has the ability to store and share recipes. Each recipe can have a list of ingredients added to it and users (or […]

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Learning Ruby on Rails Project

Posted by on January 20, 2019 in Course, Hosting, Learning

A great learning project for Ruby on Rails is to build a small TODO list application. This project contains enough attributes for an application that can add, show, modify and delete (CRUD). As part of the project you can also build in authentication attributes for session management for users of the application. I have been […]

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Beginners Front End Web Development

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Course, Learning

As part of a Ruby on Rails course I am doing on Udemy it was suggested to brush on your front end web development skills. The course suggested a beginners front end web development course created by Shay Howe called “Learn to Code HTML & CSS“. This course runs through the basics of HTML and […]

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Small business Keyword Planning

Posted by on July 21, 2018 in Learning, SEO

Small Business Keyword Planning So I am looking at building a brand new website for family member that has recently started a new small business. As part of creating a plan for building a new website I wanted to learn more about Keyword Planning to ensure I build the right content that connects with what […]

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Atomic Site Deployment

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Deployment, Learning, Scripting

As mentioned in previous posts, I am using Buddy Works as my deployment tool for THIS site. The default behavior of the deployment pipeline is to update directly to the live site – file by file. This did not sit well with me. What happens if someone tries to access mid-way through the update? And what happens […]

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Migrating WordPress.com hosted site to self hosting

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Hosting, Learning, Wordpress

This post runs through the process I went through in migrating WordPress.com hosted site (kadenmcdevitt.com) over to my own self hosted WordPress site. History of my WordPress.com (kadenmcdevitt.com) site Back in February 2015 my 7 year old nephew Kaden McDevitt was diagnosed with liver cancer. At the time I quickly setup a WordPress.com hosted site […]

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Yoast SEO Initial setup

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Learning, SEO

Yoast SEO Plugin As another exercise in learning, I have installed and started the initial setup of the Yoast SEO plugin. Purely by installing this Yoast you will improve your sites search engine visibility. From there I have been reading about improving the readability of posts and pages, and the correct text structure. This is […]

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https site ready

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Learning, Security

So its been a month since my last post and I have now managed to add the majority of the projects (with demo links) to the site. 🙂 I have also made the site secure with https. This involved quite a bit of reading and understanding and I hopefully have a fairly good grasp of […]

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LIVE site is UP

Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Deployment

My LIVE site is finally up! You are probably seeing this post from My Portfolio URL I have tidied up my About page and added a link to my Resume. From a development perspective, I now have my deployment paths setup for Development, Staging and LIVE sites setup. I still want to improve on the […]

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Development Site is UP

Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Deployment, Learning

So I have done a fair bit since my last post, and not so much ;P The following is what I have been doing and have achieved: Created an account with Buddy Works , which is a site deployment tool, and setup a “Pipeline” to release this site as a “in development” version. This was after long […]

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