Basic Webscraping with Nokogiri

The Nokogiri gem is an incredible open-source tool that parses HTML and XML data. It is one of the most widely used gems available, and it can really take your Ruby app to another level for data with its ability to help you intuitively scrape websites. The Nokogiri documentation...
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Lost in Transmission: Error Correction Code

Binary code has served as the basic communication language for computers and digital data for a long time. The trusty 1’s and 0’s provide ease of coding and lower computational errors. The key word there is “low.” The problem with binary is that in order to express more and...
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Getting Started with Algorithms

My coding bootcamp hosted an AMA event with recent graduates. Most of the questions centered around how much the alumni were earning and how they got their current jobs, which was not too surprising. In terms of interviewing and the how-to-get-a-job aspect, everyone agreed on one major point: practice...
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SOLID Design Principles in Ruby

The first phase of my Flatiron School coding bootcamp was Ruby. Given the pace of the program, I often felt like larger concepts were pushed somewhat to the side, and focus was placed on just coding and getting practice in. I don’t mean this as a criticism; it’s just...
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SQL QUERY STATEMENT ORDER OF EXECUTION

To know me is to know I do not like SQL. I am currently in my second week of a coding boot camp, and things we going great until we hit some SQLite3. The first portion of the course taught Ruby, which is flexible, intuitive, expressive — really, pick any positive...
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