Deploying your application is quite exciting! You are launching your creation to the ether for the rest of the world to see! Now, there are many options to choose from when it comes to the deployment of your React project. Some options can get a tad complicated and make the process a bit overwhelming. For a simple app, say your portfolio website, the simplest option is one that you have been using this whole time: GitHub. It’s easy, and most of all… it’s FREE!

In the next few minutes, I’ll walk you through how I deployed my portfolio website

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According to Cisco’s Annual Internet Report, it is projected that over 70% of the global population will have mobile connectivity by 2023. That is about 5.7 billion people that will be viewing web apps on very small screens.

With this shift in how people access information on the internet, there has been a huge focus on “mobile first” development. Fortunately doing responsive mobile first approach is supported by many modern front end web UI frameworks. One of them is Bootstrap.

Bootstrap is described as a tool to “quickly design and customize responsive mobile-first sites.” It was created by two guys…

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Traditionally, when websites came into existence, it can be assumed that people will be browsing it from a desktop computer. A lot has changed since then. With the multitude of devices with internet and web browsing capabilities, websites can now be viewed in different screen sizes and screen resolutions.

According to data published by Statista, mobile devices account for more than half of web traffic worldwide. And these numbers are expected to continue growing. …

Using Google Places API

I am currently working on an App with a functionality that let’s a user search for a city (any city in the World), and be able to see photos from that said city. It took me a couple of days of research and numerous trial and error to come up with a working solution. I’m hoping that I can give you an idea of how to implement a functionality like this, in the next 5 min.

Before we proceed, I want to mention that I implemented this functionality in a React Native app, so I am going to assume that…


I moved to New York City over ten years ago to pursue a career in theatre. For a little over a decade, I had been fortunate to practice my art, and enjoy living in this chaotic yet wildly exciting city. I’ve enjoyed my career as an artist and was quite happy with the things I got to do in this line of work. …

Over the years, Rails has evolved and has become one of the most powerful web application frameworks available. It comes with so many built in functionalities; it makes development of modern web applications much easier and more fun. It’s almost…dare I say it… ✨ magical ✨ 😜.

In my Rails app, I wanted a user to be able to create a post and be able to upload an image or a video along with it. Kinda like, you know… in Facebook. (Don’t worry Mark Zuckerberg, I’m not ready to take your job yet. 😉)

Up to this point, using the…

How to debug your Ruby code using Pry

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Learning how to code is pretty much like being a child learning the complexities of a language in order to communicate with everyone you interact with; in our case as programmers, a computer. When I started learning Ruby, one of the beautiful things I immediately noticed is how nice Ruby is to us. As much as it can, Ruby will let us know if there is something wrong with our code; what the error is, and where. Take the code below for example:

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