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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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…

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MongoDB Joins with MongooseJS

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If you're going to have a cow about doing something relational in NoSQL, go have a cow about anything ever that was used for something other than what it was originally intended. So you're using MongoDB and Node. Let's pretend you have two collections of docu…

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The Weird Impact of Expertise on Ideation

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So, this is from personal experience, but the more informed and trained I get, the more difficult I find it to come up with ideas. This is within the technology, and specifically development/design, categories. Okay, let me rephrase this with some more specif…

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Building an Angular and Express App Part 3

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This is a part 3 in a series of posts. You can check out the other parts here: Part 1 Part 2 You should go through those to get the most out of this series. This post is going to cover the following: Getting our local MongoDB hooked up to our node application…

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Quick Tip: Organizing Routes in Large Express 4.x Apps

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Instead of bogging down your main app.js file with every single route, try and organize it with the Express Routing mindset as stated in their Docs. A router is an isolated instance of middleware and routes. Routers can be thought of as "mini" applications o…

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Why Developers Are So Powerful

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Developers are the indispensable soul of software. They're the -real- builders behind the modern tech company. And, assuming they know their worth, are powerful. Why? It all comes down to factors surrounding supply and demand. Here are some. Supply of Dev…

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Building an Angular and Express App Part 2

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Note: This is a continuation from Building an Angular and Express App Part 1 so make sure you check it out before you do this one. Also checkout Building an Angular and Express App Part 3. Alrighty! Today we're going to do a few of things: Get the angular fro…

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How I Regain Focus

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Often, actually frequently, while programming or designing, I'll find my mind wander into the jungle of other things going on in my life. Even though to the naked eye, I could just be really contemplating that next line of code...I'm really thinking about ano…