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Rails and View Helpers

It’s week 4 of my coding bootcamp and we’ve reached the much-hyped and much-anticipated unit of Rails! We’ve spent the last two weeks wading through the nitty-gritty of building of web apps using lower-level Ruby web tools like Rack and Sinatra. It’s important to understand what’s going on behind-the-scenes so that Rails

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puts “Hello World! Learning to Code with Ruby.”

Some people find their calling early in life and graduate into a meaningful career that challenges their intellect, gives them a sense of purpose, and fills their days with joy. Some people mess around for years while broke and whining that their current dead-end job is killing their soul. With a few

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Reading List: I’m Going On A Road Trip

Along with beach reads, another book roundup that I love to explore are road trip books! Living in Brooklyn, I don’t have a car but on the occasion that I rent one, it feels like a luxury.

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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

I finished this last week but wanted to have some time to think about it before posting a review. By now, you’ve probably read people’s opinions all around the internet. Is there room for one more?

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Rainbows Over Bruges: Two Days In This Charming Medieval City

Thanks for sticking with me while I recap my Europe trip from the winter. It’s like Christmas in July – along with dreary gray photos! We had enough time for a stop-off between Brussels and Amsterdam and we settled on Bruges because it looked absolutely gorgeous and was easily accessible by train.

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Weekend Reading

Happy weekend y’all! What’s better than a midsummer Friday and the anticipation of a great sunny weekend? Not much!

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It’s Here!

The long, long, long, long awaited second novel by author genius Harper Lee has finally hit stores! I pre-ordered Go Set A Watchman months ago and received it last night. I don’t think I’ll see much of the outside world for the next few days.

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The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Just as Trap Queen by Fetty Wap is taking over the airwaves, The Vacationers has positioned itself as one of THE books of the summer. It’s on all of the best beach reads lists, including my own from last month, and it has all the components of beach read dreams: it’s fast, light, and breezy. The

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Spotlight On Water Island, USVI

As I’ve mentioned before, my recent gig with Oyster.com allowed me to travel extensively around the Caribbean (I know, I know) and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations that I would not normally have thought to go.

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Weekend Reading

I’m putting this up a day early, as many folks have a long weekend for the fourth (woohoo). We had a lot to celebrate this week: the SCOTUS decision, warm, summery weekend weather finally kicking in, and the fact that Ben Affleck will soon be single (RIP Ben and Jen).