Sam Van Damme


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Oh, yes please!

Awesome, thanks! Really hoping to see a lot more IoT experiments :)

Posted in Require Work Email Address on Registration Discussion

Awesome Chris! Thank you so much for adding the tests.

A possible suggestion: How to start testing (from scratch) an existing app that doesn't have any tests (or test facility) set up yet.

Posted in Symbols vs Strings Discussion

@chris, it looks like you have some bots getting into your comment section. Maybe add a video how you would try to stop this?

I've had the same stuff on my bigger websites. Even after the captcha and invisible honeypots didn't help, I created a validate action that checks for forbidden keywords in the posted comment and try to block them off this way...

After that some bots still got in. What I did then was check if a user was logged in during the post of the comment. If not, the comment would have to be approved by a moderator. Until now (about 6 months) no spam got to any of my customers, and I refused about 20 comments.

Love it, and interested in what's coming! Thanks Chris!

Posted in Symbols vs Strings Discussion

Some videos about the basics of tests would be awesome...

Posted in A/B Split Testing with the Split gem Discussion

Good video, great help!
Yeah, new subjects when your app has already been created is a great idea!

Posted in Form Objects Design Pattern Discussion

Awesome episode! Building something like this in an existing project as we speak (or as I type) :)

Posted in Using Webhooks with Stripe Discussion

A great (free) service to tunnel your localhost is ngrok :
- download
- unzip
- put in `/usr/local/bin`
- start via `ngrok http 3000` (after you started `rails s`)
- Check output to see where website is available