J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm an entrepreneur and engineer based out of Sacramento, CA teaching what I know as I go! This is a log of my Tech Guides and Thoughts. Thanks for reading!


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"We really don't need to upgrade that package right now.."

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We don't need to upgrade our frameworks and packages every single time they change. Even if the update has a whole army of shiny new things. And I'm serious, we really don't. I'm particularly referencing the Javascript world and even more specifically front…

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Quick Post: "How do you build apps using Node.js?"

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This is a cross post from a Quora question that I answered. I figured I'd give it some love on my blog since I wound up putting a lot more thought into it than intended. Services based nowadays. a) and API server built on either ExpressJS + package soup or Lo…

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Authorized Resources and Database Migrations with Strongloop's Loopback

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This post is going to cover the following: Setting up a Strongloop Loopback and MySQL local environment with Docker Hooking up our environment with docker-compose Scaffolding out some base models Automating Database Migrations and Updates via Loopback Protecti…

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Guide to Fault Tolerant and Load Balanced AWS Docker Deployment on ECS

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Table of Contents: Overview Setting Up Our Docker Image Pushing Our Docker Image to AWS ECR and Setting up the ECS Cluster Creating the IAM Roles Configuring Security Groups for Our ECS Container Instances and Application Load Balancer Defining the Launch Conf…

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No Eject - Create React App with SASS, Storybook and Yarn in a Docker Environment

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So let's setup a workflow here that satisfies the following statements: a) I would like to use create-react-app because I have no desire to micromanage webpack OR boilerplates. b) I would like to use SASS/SCSS and also have it easily convert to…

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How to Try Out Angular in your Existing Rails App

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So you have a Rails application (we're going to assume Rails 4.X here) that uses the traditional setup. You create a resource /things that of course has an index action and its associated show actions (/things/:id). Like all rails apps, the template…

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AngularJS, Rails 4.1 and UI Router Tutorial

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I'll be covering the following in this tutorial: Setting up Angular and Rails 4.1 Using Bower to manage front end dependencies Getting UI Router setup and running Setting up Bootstrap via Bower with Rails Doing the two above in HTML5 Mode for SEO benefits Disc…

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Setting up an AngularJS and Rails 4.1 Project

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Note: Make sure you're using Rails 4.1! At my startup Service Route we've been building our app on Angular and Rails 4.1. I wanted to start sharing some our experiences on getting these two frameworks working together. All this post is going to cover is how…