Learning Ruby The Hard Way | How I Beat the Un-stoppable Error Messages

Learning Ruby The Hard Way | How I Beat the Un-stoppable Error Messages

I have enrolled at the intense computer programming bootcamp, the Maker Academy, next month. To get a head start I thought I would work through Zed Shaw’s Learn Ruby the Hard Way book. Exercise 25 seems to be testing my problem solving skills so I thought I would write a post documenting how I worked out then fixed my error messages. This post is aimed at newbies to the programming world as I imagine it is very basic things which I am getting wrong. First Script – The Start of the Problem  This was my first attempt at writing exercise…

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How to Run A Ruby File In Terminal | On A Mac

How to Run A Ruby File In Terminal | On A Mac

Bash: “command not found” Where is my Ruby file and how have i forgotten how to run a .rb file in terminal already? After having taken a few days off programming and learning Ruby to do some freelance marketing work something terrible seems to have happened. I have forgotten the most simple of terminal commands … How to run a Ruby file. So in getting myself quickly up to scratch again I thought I would write a quick guide for everyone who is getting started (or started again in my case) with learning Ruby and Terminal. Now, if you are a…

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Lessons From A Successful Indonesian Startup

Lessons From A Successful Indonesian Startup

While trying to figure out what makes successful founders tick, a quick search on Google would lead you to articles or interviews citing Silicon Valley titans like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. You are unlikely to find much information on outstanding Asian innovators and entrepreneurs. After having worked in Asia for over a year now I was totally unsatisfied with the lack of knowledge coming out of the region to the West. So I decided to help generate some of this noise by interviewing some startup funders out here. I have started with Sayed, the Founder of LocalBrand.co.id. Local Brand…

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How to Compress Images in Bulk | Optimising Images for the Web

How to Compress Images in Bulk | Optimising Images for the Web

One of the main culprits slowing down your website load time can be your image size. The speed your website loads is one of the most important factors for SEO. It effects how Google ranks your site. This is because user experience is reduced and frustrated if your website takes a long time to load. Google and the other search engines want to deliver the best possible user experience at all times so will penalise slow loading pages. The slower your site load speed the more likely your site will rank lower. As a rule of thumb – it should…

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Why This Silicon Valley Founder Chose To Re-Locate to Vietnam

Why This Silicon Valley Founder Chose To Re-Locate to Vietnam

Vietnam is a place close to my heart, I lived there for a year. I have always thought there was something special about this country, something which set it apart from any other. The Vietnamese have a distinct, underlying kindness and sense of greater good. Once they trust an outsider they will always put them first. I have watched as many large western companies try and fail to break into this new asian tiger. How they fail to capitalise on this nations collectivism, its sense of a greater good, it’s urge for a shared meaning and purpose. When I heard…

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How I Got 22 Follow Links With Infographic Marketing

How I Got 22 Follow Links With Infographic Marketing

In 5 Easy Steps I am guessing you are reading this because you already know how important link building is for any SEO strategy. You understand that it boosts your page’s authority which in turn helps you rank higher for your chosen keywords. You also know it can be a great source of traffic. You have heard all about how to use written content to build these links but are after something extra. This is where infographic marketing comes in. I will show you exactly how I used ‘infographic submission sites’ to gain easy and quick follow links back to my…

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