An Update

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An Update


 Published March 18, 2014
 Last updated January 3, 2017

When I started this website in 2012, the goal was to help out newcomers with Ruby on Rails. I personally have been passionately following Rails since 2.3.5, and I've watched Rails since 1.x. I've always been a Microsoft guy from Visual Basic 6.0 onward, but Ruby on Rails excited me! I've watched Rails EXPLODE in popularity the past couple of years, but resources continued to disappear. Popular blogs that once pounced on every new Rails feature or Gem slowly disappeared. Even the mighty titan of Ruby on Rails, RailsCasts, hasn't updated in months. Through all of this, the traffic on this website has completely exploded. Google Analytics shows a more than 1,000 fold increase since December 2013. Nothing makes ME happier than seeing people finding value in the content that i write. I want to take a minute to thank you all. Nothing pleasures me more than being able to bring new people into the Rails community. It's not just the new developers either! I've had veteran developers that know even more than I give awesome feedback! Thanks to you guys as well!

I'm releasing an update coming soon. I'm still keeping the core focus of the site on Ruby on Rails, but I also hope to add articles related to CSS3, Javascript, and HTML5 into the mix. I hope to cover issues that affect every Rails developer without interfering with the site's core focus. I also hope to bring back social media buttons, RSS feeds, etc. Most of these features were originally removed because they used third party services which kept YOU the user from getting to the content as quickly you wanted. However I've received numerous requests to add them back in, so I am working on it. I also hope to enhance navigation to allow for people to quickly find content that is most relevant to them.

If you have any questions/concerns at all over the content I write, please don't hesitate to comment on the articles I post. I love seeing some of the comments I get, whether positive or negative. I am not perfect, and I do sometimes make mistakes. User feedback drives this site and helps fix those mistakes. I also hope to implement a general feedback option to allow you guys to help drive this site forward.

In the mean time, thank you to all and happy coding!

Sincerely,
Rich

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Posted about 2 years ago

I like your blog, I have a suggestion, please include pubished date in each article, it would help a lot because some ruby/gem syntaxes could help with the time. Thanks

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Posted over 2 years ago

Your RSS feed is busted. All links go to URLs like http://richonrails.com/posts/c... instead of http://richonrails.com/article.... Could you please fix? Thanks for the posts.

Disqus User
Posted over 2 years ago

Hi there! Thanks for finding that! Looks like a reversion slipped through when i did a site update. All fixed now!

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Posted over 2 years ago

Your articles have been so helpful! I use them often, and look for new ones regularly.

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Posted over 2 years ago

cool, now is working fine. :)

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Posted over 2 years ago

I really enjoy reading your site, keep up to good work, please add the RSS and then i can read in feedly. Thanks.

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Posted over 2 years ago

Hi there! The atom feed was present, but it looks like there was a bug preventing it from being used. This has been fixed. Thanks!