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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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…

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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…