• Paperclip Supporting Binary Images and SVG

    Made By Munsters projects typically rely on Rails backends, and that means that we often enlist Paperclip to help us handle file uploads. Typically our image upload support handles binary image files. If we want to also support SVG images, we need to modify how Paperclip handles the image attachment.

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  • Simulating Poor Network Conditions with Toxiproxy

    There are a number of forces driving the need to increase resiliency in the face of poor network conditions. Web pages are increasingly being replaced by long-running (single-page) web applications, where the web app might be able to continue to work through temporary network disruption or even work fully offline.

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  • Getting Around API Rate Limiting

    Anyone who has had to work with an external API knows the problems that can occur when there are a lot of users hitting endpoints that directly pull from the external API's.

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  • Authorizing Trello Integration with Angular

    At Made By Munsters, a current project that we are working on requires clients authorize our app to act on their behalf as the app integrates with multiple third party applications such as Trello and Harvest.

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  • Filtering File Upload Logging with Paperclip

    Made By Munsters projects typically rely on Rails backends, and that means that we often enlist Paperclip to help us handle file uploads. Typically we push the file uploads from the client side as part of a single RESTful request, sending the Base64 encoded file data alongside other pieces of the resource.

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  • Commit with Intent

    The success of git has brought a new generation of committers to open source projects. That being said, it also makes us take a look at how we commit our code and what we can do to improve our commit messaging.

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  • Managing Environment Variables with Global and dotenv Gems

    At Made by Munsters, our Rails projects use dotenv to load environment variables for development and test Rails servers. dotenv reads a file (by default, the appropriately named `.env`) that contains a simple list of name=value pairs and loads each as a new environment variable entry.

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  • Paperclip Supporting Binary Images and SVG

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development

    Made By Munsters projects typically rely on Rails backends, and that means that we often enlist Paperclip to help...


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    Paperclip Supporting Binary Images and SVG

    Paperclip Supporting Binary Images and SVG

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development
  • Simulating Poor Network Conditions with Toxiproxy

    Clay Carpenter | Backend Development

    There are a number of forces driving the need to increase resiliency in the face of poor network conditions. Web...


    Read More
    Simulating Poor Network Conditions with Toxiproxy

    Simulating Poor Network Conditions with Toxiproxy

    Clay Carpenter | Backend Development
  • Getting Around API Rate Limiting

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development

    Anyone who has had to work with an external API knows the problems that can occur when there are a lot of users hitting...


    Read More
    Getting Around API Rate Limiting

    Getting Around API Rate Limiting

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development
  • Authorizing Trello Integration with Angular

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development

    At Made By Munsters, a current project that we are working on requires clients authorize our app to act on their...


    Read More
    Authorizing Trello Integration with Angular

    Authorizing Trello Integration with Angular

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development
  • Filtering File Upload Logging with Paperclip

    Clay Carpenter | Backend Development

    Made By Munsters projects typically rely on Rails backends, and that means that we often enlist Paperclip to help...


    Read More
    Filtering File Upload Logging with Paperclip

    Filtering File Upload Logging with Paperclip

    Clay Carpenter | Backend Development
  • Commit with Intent

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development

    The success of git has brought a new generation of committers to open source projects. That being said, it also makes...


    Read More
    Commit with Intent

    Commit with Intent

    Josh Hamilton | Backend Development