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The first article in a new series: Experiments on Rails - http://samuelmullen.com/2015/02/experiments-on-rails/
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I'm launching a new project called Freelancing Digest. It's a semi-monthly (the 1st and 15th of each month) newsletter directed at freelancers and independents. It will be full of links - curated by me -  to some of the best articles on the web about being an independent.

The first issue comes out January 1, 2015. Don't miss it...cuz then you'll have to go to the site, click the archive link, and then click the "article "1 link. Who has time for all that clicking?

Remember, it's Freelancing Digest http://freelancingdigest.com
Freelancing Digest. A free, curated e-newsletter for freelancers about freelancing. No spam. One-click unsubscribe. FreelanceDigest is curated and maintained by Samuel Mullen and created to help freelancers. Copyright © Mullen, LLC.
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Not every Ruby on Rails application is created equal. If you need to decide whether or not to take on a legacy Rails project, or if you're a project owner and are interested in how I make that determination, I've written up an article on just that topic.

Evaluating Rails Projects: http://www.samuelmullen.com/2014/06/evaluating-rails-projects/
Ruby on Rails will be ten years old in December 2015, and a lot of things have changed since that initial release. Although I’m sure there are …
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Like, Associations at the top, then validations, then class methods, then instance methods?
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I'm very excited about this: I have the opportunity to be one of the contributors for O'Reilly Media's "Ruby Beta". My first article is "Delegation Patterns in Ruby"
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The Konami Code also works with Siri. She has a couple different responses.
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I wrote a fairly in-depth review of the Mac app, Dash. It's an API documentation browser and code snippet manager, and I think every developer (running a Mac) would benefit from using it.
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I published my first blog post on Swift, Apple's new programming language. Using Swift's Closures With NSTimer: http://www.samuelmullen.com/2014/07/using-swifts-closures-with-nstimer/
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Second post of a two-parter looking at the Arel library: http://programming.oreilly.com/2014/05/more-than-enough-arel.html
In Just Enough Arel, we explored a bit into how the Arel library transforms our Ruby code into SQL to be executed by the database. To do so, we discovered...
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My second article for O'Reilly Media just went live. It's an introduction to the Arel relational algebra library for Ruby on Rails.
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I'm curious about your opinion of the Ultra compact t-flip-flop created by minecraftpg5: Ultra compact T-Flip-Flop (Dropper-Hopper-Flop) - Tutorial - Minecraft
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Independent software developer
Employment
  • Self Employed
    Independent software developer, 2009 - present
  • Databasically
    Programmer, 2010 - 2011
  • Andrews McMeel Universal
    2006 - 2010
  • Eli Lilly
  • Sprint
  • VML
  • TekSystems
  • MultiService
  • Conseco Capital Management
  • Technisource
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Shawnee, KS
Previously
Indiana
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If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
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I live in the greater Kansas City area with my beautiful wife, our two great kids, and our dog. I’ve been programming using Open Source technologies since ‘97 and I’m currently a freelancer specializing in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. I am for hire.
Education
  • Purdue University
  • Calvary Bible College
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