Software. Finance. Entrepreneurship.
Y Combinator - Top 50 Software Startups
Sep 13, 2020 | 12 minute read | EntrepreneurshipProgrammingPersonal
List of 50 most valuable Y Combinator software startups. Contains latest valuation, descriptions, back-end programming languages used, and links to sources.
Ngrok: Create & Share a URL to Your Localhost Server
Aug 17, 2020 | 3 minute read | Programming
How to create an instant, secure URL to your localhost server / application through any NAT or firewall. Great for sharing web applications and testing webhook functionality. Build a sample application, install ngrok, creating a local HTTP tunnel
Launching Clientelify v2
Aug 17, 2020 | 1 minute read | EntrepreneurshipProgrammingPersonal
Releasing Clientelify v2 - finished online booking functionality
2019 - My Year in Review
Aug 17, 2020 | 13 minute read | EntrepreneurshipProgrammingPersonal
Leaving investment banking to learn to code. Working as a developer and tech / product lead. Starting a company
Rails Performance: 3 Tips For Removing N+1 Queries
Aug 9, 2020 | 5 minute read | Programming
Learn how to make you rails app faster by eliminating n+1 queries! Read about eager loading, using size vs count, and the bullet gem
Rails - Time Zones & Daylight Savings Time
Aug 9, 2020 | 3 minute read | Programming
How to show time in your rails app in various time zones (and across daylight savings time boundaries)
Byebug Not Working - Rails
Oct 25, 2019 | 1 minute read | Programming
Is byebug stopping the execution of your rails tests multiple times at the same time? Multiple threads are likely the cause. Read more here
Clientelify Featured On BetaList!
Oct 15, 2019 | 1 minute read | Entrepreneurship
The company I founded has been featured on BetaList!
Canadian Entrepreneurs - Brendan Manley of VirtualAd
Sep 7, 2019 | 7 minute read | Entrepreneurship
How Brendan Manley built VirtualAd, a pay-as-you-go advertising solution for small businesses
How to Host Your Own Podcast RSS Feed
Sep 7, 2019 | 5 minute read | Programming
Learn how to host your own podcast. It is easy to retain full ownership, control, and SEO / traffic benefits
Exploring Rails Internals
Sep 7, 2019 | 6 minute read | Programming
My favourite takeaways from exploring Ruby on Rails source code
Rapid Prototyping - Design
Aug 17, 2020 | 3 minute read | Programming
How to quickly create a mockup for your application idea
Canadian Entrepreneurs - Tim Walcott of Motus Strength Health Club
Sep 7, 2019 | 11 minute read | EntrepreneurshipPersonal
How Tim built Motus Strength Health Club, a private fitness studio an hour west of Toronto
3 Famous Examples of Growth Hacking
Sep 7, 2019 | 4 minute read | ProgrammingEntrepreneurship
Find out how Airbnb, Dropbox, and Hotmail achieved explosive growth through non-traditional marketing channels
Canadian Entrepreneurs - Erica Pearson of Vacation Fund
Sep 7, 2019 | 10 minute read | PersonalEntrepreneurship
How Erica built Vacation Fund, an employer-matched travel savings program
Canadian Entrepreneurs - Andrew David Osborne of Minifridge Media
Sep 7, 2019 | 6 minute read | PersonalEntrepreneurship
How Andrew built Minifridge Media, a Toronto video production agency shaking up corporate videos
Ruby Multithreading - Concurrent API Requests
Aug 9, 2020 | 2 minute read | Programming
How to make concurrent API (HTTPS) requests in ruby. Multithreading made simple
Page Specific Javascript - Ruby on Rails
Aug 9, 2020 | 1 minute read | Programming
How to create a JS file that only gets included for a specific view (and not all views) in Ruby on Rails
Canadian Entrepreneurs - Tom Zaragoza of Vocalmatic
Sep 7, 2019 | 7 minute read | EntrepreneurshipPersonal
How Tom built Vocalmatic, an AI-powered automatic transcription software for converting audio to text
WTF is an API?
Sep 7, 2019 | 2 minute read | EntrepreneurshipProgramming
A non-technical explanation of what an API (application programming interface) is
How to Validate Your Startup Idea
Sep 7, 2019 | 4 minute read | Entrepreneurship
Do you have a good idea for a startup? Read this article to learn the #1 reason startups fail, and the best way to avoid it
The 5 Pillars of UI Design
Sep 7, 2019 | 4 minute read | Programming
A quick overview of the 5 most important facets underlying a great user interface (UI)
Docker 101
Aug 9, 2020 | 15 minute read | Programming
Containerizing all of the code
A Drake Twitter-Bot - Automating the 6 God
Sep 7, 2019 | 8 minute read | Programming
Replying to tweets containing Drake lyrics with the next line of the song
2017 - My Year in Review
Sep 7, 2019 | 7 minute read | EntrepreneurshipProgrammingPersonal
Why I left investment banking to travel and learn software development