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  • Andrew Cox
    project rails new rails3play cd rails3play Set up a new git repository optional git init Create a new rvm project gemset rvm rvmrc create use 1 9 2 rails3play This will create a new gemset and project rvmrc file Edit the rvmrc file and uncomment the line in the bundler section at the bottom to add bin to your PATH Note rvm will only add this directory to your path when you re within the project directory so no worries about it messing up other stuff If you use bundler and would like to run bundle each time you enter the directory you can uncomment the following code export PATH bin PATH This is an important step based on the comments from Yehuda s blog post about why you should always use bundle exec Read the post and comments if you want all the background but essentially this allows you to run executables like rake instead of bundle exec rake and know that you are running the correct version of rake based on properly resolved Bundler dependencies Now you need to leave and re enter your project s directory for the new rvmrc settings to apply cd cd rails3play Next

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/13 (2016-04-30)
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  • Setting up a fresh Rails 3.1 project safely - Andrew Cox
    new Rails project rails new rails3play cd rails3play Set up a new git repository optional git init Create a new rvm project gemset rvm rvmrc create use 1 9 2 rails3play This will create a new gemset and project rvmrc file Edit the rvmrc file and uncomment the line in the bundler section at the bottom to add bin to your PATH Note rvm will only add this directory to your path when you re within the project directory so no worries about it messing up other stuff If you use bundler and would like to run bundle each time you enter the directory you can uncomment the following code export PATH bin PATH This is an important step based on the comments from Yehuda s blog post about why you should always use bundle exec Read the post and comments if you want all the background but essentially this allows you to run executables like rake instead of bundle exec rake and know that you are running the correct version of rake based on properly resolved Bundler dependencies Now you need to leave and re enter your project s directory for the new rvmrc settings to apply cd cd

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/6187261893/setting-up-a-fresh-rails-31-project-safely (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    which aren t Experiment and iterate Question your assumptions Remember that you are wrong about a lot of things Watch for the signals Lose your technical and design snobbery Whatever works works Paul Buchheit The most important thing to understand

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/14 (2016-04-30)
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  • What is the humble approach to product design? Pay... - Andrew Cox
    working and which aren t Experiment and iterate Question your assumptions Remember that you are wrong about a lot of things Watch for the signals Lose your technical and design snobbery Whatever works works Paul Buchheit The most important thing

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/5845334743/what-is-the-humble-approach-to-product-design-pay (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    procrastination to the art of mastering skills If I had to break it down the basic lessons are Make time for the important things like exercise entertainment and socializing Spend the rest of your time focusing on work Or to be more trite the secret to success is work hard play hard When you re relaxing or recharging make sure you re completely committed to it When you re watching TV or playing with your niece do it with total focus Don t spend your TV time working on your laptop you ll do both poorly Make conscious choices with your time and make it count Like all good advice it sounds like common sense when you hear it If you want to lose weight all you need to do is eat less and work out more right Similarly work hard play hard is easier said than done Fortunately there are tons of great tools and ideas within each of these books to help guide you There s also a healthy dose of inspiration to get you going Takeaways To get the most out of a book spend the time to write down what you ve learned or what you

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/15 (2016-04-30)
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  • Work Hard, Play Hard - Andrew Cox
    from overcoming procrastination to the art of mastering skills If I had to break it down the basic lessons are Make time for the important things like exercise entertainment and socializing Spend the rest of your time focusing on work Or to be more trite the secret to success is work hard play hard When you re relaxing or recharging make sure you re completely committed to it When you re watching TV or playing with your niece do it with total focus Don t spend your TV time working on your laptop you ll do both poorly Make conscious choices with your time and make it count Like all good advice it sounds like common sense when you hear it If you want to lose weight all you need to do is eat less and work out more right Similarly work hard play hard is easier said than done Fortunately there are tons of great tools and ideas within each of these books to help guide you There s also a healthy dose of inspiration to get you going Takeaways To get the most out of a book spend the time to write down what you ve learned or

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/5359519847/work-hard-play-hard (2016-04-30)
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  • Andrew Cox
    is just one simple perspective on web development You could imagine having many different skill trees that provide different slices of technology and skills Motivation SkillBonsai was born out of the need to know the best resources and methods for learning a new skill I ve always been a self paced learner I come by it honestly my dad taught my sister and me basketball from a book when we were 8 and 6 years old respectively We didn t know the first thing about basketball and didn t have a basketball hoop So with my dad as coach and a book as our guide we focused on the fundamentals in our basement ball handling passing and defense I didn t turn out to be the best basketball player in the world but those fundamentals gave me an edge for years to come Now every time I want to learn a new skill Amazon is my first stop In the new year I decided that I wanted to make a deliberate attempt to get better at web development with a specific focus on Ruby Rails and Design After reading The Art of Learning I ve become convinced that learning and mastering the fundamentals is key for excelling in anything I was determined to get down to the fundamentals and make time for deliberate practice Deliberate is the key here And in order to make the most of my practice time I needed to know the right skills and resources to learn them Though I ve been using Photoshop for over 10 years now it feels weird to say that I can t say I ve ever mastered some of the fundamentals like paths and layer masks I was ready to go back to the basics and really master these tools

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/page/16 (2016-04-30)
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  • SkillBonsai: the skill tree for your life - Andrew Cox
    app This is just one simple perspective on web development You could imagine having many different skill trees that provide different slices of technology and skills Motivation SkillBonsai was born out of the need to know the best resources and methods for learning a new skill I ve always been a self paced learner I come by it honestly my dad taught my sister and me basketball from a book when we were 8 and 6 years old respectively We didn t know the first thing about basketball and didn t have a basketball hoop So with my dad as coach and a book as our guide we focused on the fundamentals in our basement ball handling passing and defense I didn t turn out to be the best basketball player in the world but those fundamentals gave me an edge for years to come Now every time I want to learn a new skill Amazon is my first stop In the new year I decided that I wanted to make a deliberate attempt to get better at web development with a specific focus on Ruby Rails and Design After reading The Art of Learning I ve become convinced that learning and mastering the fundamentals is key for excelling in anything I was determined to get down to the fundamentals and make time for deliberate practice Deliberate is the key here And in order to make the most of my practice time I needed to know the right skills and resources to learn them Though I ve been using Photoshop for over 10 years now it feels weird to say that I can t say I ve ever mastered some of the fundamentals like paths and layer masks I was ready to go back to the basics and really master

    Original URL path: http://andrewcox.org/post/4524948172/skillbonsai-the-skill-tree-for-your-life (2016-04-30)
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