Will getting a dev internship help getting experience to eventually land a job as an entry-level dev?

Should I Get an Internship or Keep Practicing my Coding Skills?

If you鈥檙e someone who decided to change careers to work as a web developer, then you might be having a hard time trying to land your first job. You aren鈥檛 alone. We all have heard that there are tons of tech jobs in the market but there aren鈥檛 qualified professionals to fulfill them. So you go and spend days doing online courses and getting certifications so you can join the wave....

May 8, 2021 路 4 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Contributing to Ruby on Rails for the first time!

How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails Open Source project

Step 1: Decide to find one open-source project to contribute 馃槑 Step 2: Keep looking 馃憖 Step 3: They are all intimidating, is that normal? 馃槕 Step 4: What if I contributed to a project I have lots of experience with, like rails? I鈥檇 love to understand more about this tool I use every day 馃 Step 5: OMG, the code is huge and scary, Will this even run on my machine?...

April 28, 2021 路 4 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Is Ruby still alive in 2021

Will I Find Work if I Learn Ruby in 2021

Ruby is keeping you interested in transitioning to the software development world. But you鈥檙e not sure you鈥檙e gonna be employable. You might have heard that you should just choose JavaScript because, you know, everyone is saying Ruby is a dying domain. But you don鈥檛 see yourself keeping up with the Kardashians traditional JS web dev world. You鈥檝e heard that there are plenty of Ruby/Rails jobs out there. But how do you get your first one as an early career dev?...

April 20, 2021 路 2 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Is going with Rails API-only the best suitable alternative for your use case?

Should you create a new Rails app as API-only?

Before you get too excited and run rails new thecoolest --api on your terminal, it might be a good idea to take some time to consider what your needs are. How different is a Rails API-only from a full-stack Rails app? As you can see in the image below, the API-only is a lighter version of a full stack Rails app: The reason why it鈥檚 lighter is because Rails API-only won鈥檛 render HTML pages, handle user sessions & cookies, nor display any assets....

April 5, 2021 路 2 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
5 ways to authenticate your Rails API

5 Ways to Handle Your Rails API Authentication

Which authentication strategy should you use for Rails API? How to implement a secure authentication strategy is by the far the most confusing part of building an API. It鈥檚 important to evaluate your app requirements before choosing any strategy in the first place to avoid any security implications. To help you figure out which authentication strategy is the best for your case, here are 5 possible solutions for you: Rails API-only If your API is running as a standalone app and you don鈥檛 need a web interface of any sort, then a header-based token auth might be enough....

April 1, 2021 路 3 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Finding balance with Financial Independence Retire Early - FIRE

Balancing present and future with the FIRE movement

The first time I realized I was being too future-focused was when I got in a bad mental health state in 2020. I didn鈥檛 want to pay for Cognitive-Behavior Therapy sessions. I could have, but I didn鈥檛 want to spend money on it. Not super clever, I know. Looking back, I get mad at myself for putting savings before my mental health needs. This experience changed me, since it took me less than one year to improve my mental health, live a happier and confident life....

March 19, 2021 路 3 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Is Ruby still running on Rails?

Is Ruby on Rails Still Relevant in 2021?

鈥淢aybe Python or Go is a better choice? Or even Javascript?鈥 If you鈥檝e been asking yourself these questions, this post is for you. When I was learning how to code in 2016, Ruby on Rails was trending and every startup was using it. It was obvious that learning Rails would be an easy way to get my first dev job. We鈥檙e in 2021, though, and things have changed. The answer to 鈥淚s Rails still relevant?...

February 22, 2021 路 2 min 路 Stefanni Brasil
Practice until you become self-confident.

8 exercises to build confidence in yourself

I believed I had to be born confident, and I wasn鈥檛, so why keep trying? How happy I am to have been wrong about that! This post offers exercises from the book 鈥淭he Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know鈥 and from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Start practicing these 8 key activities and see how you feel a few weeks from now. Ready? 馃殌 Exercises to build self-confidence When in doubt, ACT....

January 28, 2021 路 3 min 路 Stefanni Brasil