Archive-category 'blog'

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Switched Careers to Coding

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Switched Careers to Coding

It has been nearly four years since I made the career switch from rabbi and educator to software developer. In the time since I’ve made the switch I have worked...

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All I Want For Christmas Is Ruby 3

All I Want For Christmas Is Ruby 3

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it is hard to miss the classic song by Mariah Carey, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” playing in department stores, on the...

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Working with WebSockets in Ruby

Working with WebSockets in Ruby

The Vonage Voice API WebSockets feature recently left Beta status and became generally available. WebSockets allows you to create two-way communication over a single persistent TCP connection. You do not...

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Add Right to Left Text to GitHub Markdown

Add Right to Left Text to GitHub Markdown

Just a few days ago GitHub introduced a great new feature available for your profile. You are now able to add a README to your profile, which shows up on...

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Build a Speech Translation App on Deno with Azure and Vonage

Build a Speech Translation App on Deno with Azure and Vonage

Vonage recently released Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) as a new feature on the Voice API, which is a great reason to build an entertaining new voice application to leverage this...

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Rack Middleware for the Web Monetization API

Rack Middleware for the Web Monetization API

Initially, I did not know if there was a relevant way for me to participate in this DEV hackathon since the Web Monetization API is primarily a client-side topic, and...

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Automate School Forms with Web Scraping in Ruby

Automate School Forms with Web Scraping in Ruby

My good friend and former colleague Yechiel recently wrote about automating Google Forms submissions in Ruby. He and I both share the same purpose for our automation, which is to...

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How To Send SMS Messages With Elixir

How To Send SMS Messages With Elixir

SMS continues to drive much of our global communication today, and with the new experimental Nexmo Elixir SDK you can get started sending SMS messages in Elixir. All you need...

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A Window Into Developer Relations

A Window Into Developer Relations

I remember the first time I heard about developer relations as a possible career path. I was at RubyConf in New Orleans and exploring the booths in the sponsors area....

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