Site Relaunch Site Relaunch

 Published May 11, 2016
 Last updated January 3, 2017

When I started this site back in 2012, I had no idea it was going to grow to the size that it is today. Almost 4 years later, and the hundreds of thousands of people that visit my site have told me YES they love the articles I write and YES they want more content. To that end, I've launched a new update to the site. The new update provides a couple of new features as mentioned below. Please feel free to leave feedback and let me know what you think.

The first new feature moves the comment system in-house and allows you to sign in via GitHub. You'll see the old Disqus comments imported for every article, and the not-so-great Disqus ads are finally gone. To post a comment, simply click 'Login/Register' at the top of the screen, click the Sign in With Github link, authorize the application, and then comment away! Please note that the comment system may have bugs, if it does, report it. If you can't comment for some reason, send me a tweet at

The other big feature is an optional premium subscription offering. I've done all I can to keep the site completely free for a long time, but between the rise of ad-blockers (approaching 60% on this site) and falling ad revenues, the site hasn't made much money and barely pays for infrastructure and other costs. To offset this, the new premium subscription offering will be offered at $5/mo and will include:

  • No Ads
  • Exclusive Content (coming soon)
  • Early Access to New Content

The new offering will also help fund better, higher quality content for everyone. I will be adding more new features for pro members as time goes by.

Finally, I know content updates have been sparse and hard to come by. is run by just one person, me, along with contractual partnerships as needed (lawyers, accountants, etc.). Life happened and content updates didn't happen so frequently. Starting this week, I am making a commitment to push out more content on a regular basis. Expect to see a plethora of new content along with much needed revisions for old content, especially once the final version of Rails 5 is released. Pro members: watch out for pro content as well. It's coming VERY soon.

If you have any feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for making a success!


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