Nick McNeany


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Posted in Hatch: Deploying my first App

Hey Chris,

I was playing around with Hatch last night and it's really cool, awesome work! I am having a little drouble deploying though.

I'm getting this

Git clone failed

This usually happens because you either had a typo in your git repo name or your server didn't have permission to clone.

  1. Double check you didn't make a typo with the repository name
  2. Make sure that your server's SSH deploy key has been added to your git server.
  1. Repo name is good.
  2. I'm sure this where my problem lies. I'm not exactly sure what to do here.

Here's the error after cloning fails (let me know if you want the whole error) :

Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
git clone failed
  • I'm using BitBucket. I have an ssh key set up for my account and I added it to my Hatch account.
  • I configured my repos git config file to use ssh instsead of https.

I also can't ssh into my server using the provided ssh deploy@IPaddress. I get Permission denied (publickey)

DevOps is clearly not my thing, so I appreciate any help! Please let me know if anyone needs any more info.



Posted in Opt-in to receiving thread notifications

Looks good to me. I guess I'll know if it's working when someone else comments in this thread!

Also, I'm impressed with turn-around time!

Posted in Opt-in to receiving thread notifications

Hey Chris,

It would be great if users had the ability to opt-in to receiving new thread post notifications. Sometimes I like to just throw my two cents in, but don't really intend on following the thread too closely.

Definitely not a high priority feature, just thought I'd throw it out there.

As always, thanks for the awesome videos and thanks for creating this awesome community!


Posted in Using React

@Melanie, I'm definitely interested to hear your thoughts on the Pluralsight course. Thanks!

Posted in Looking for Rails work? / Hiring Rails developers?

@Karim, I signed up at gotimeliner! Really cool idea! Nice job!

Posted in Devise Masquerade as another User Discussion

Very cool! Looking forward to seeing how to build this from scratch!

Thanks, Chris!

Great video, Chris!

I'm really enjoying the whole API series and I'm excited to see more Vue!

Thanks Chris!

Posted in RSpec w/capybara vs Mini Test

I rarely use TDD/BDD when building an app, but when I do I use RSpec/Capybara/FactoryGirl/Selenium and maybe a few others I can't think of off the top of my head. I've never used Mini Test.

Strictly following TDD/BDD takes all the fun out of developing for me.

This is a good talk on TDD

Posted in Our First API (Example) - GoRails


Great video Chris! Can't wait to see the rest of the series!

Posted in Looking for Rails work? / Hiring Rails developers?

@Melanie, DON'T GIVE UP!!!

Have you watched this video?

Good Luck!

Got it, makes sense! Thanks, Chris!

Also, I'm loving the new look and features!

Great episode, thanks Chris!

I've been struggling with Front-end frameworks, like Bootstrap and others. The JavaScript components only work on initial page load (or after a page refresh).

I've tried using jQuery turbolinks, but never seems to help. Would love to hear your approach on how to get around this.

Thanks again!

Posted in Hi, my name is...

Hey Ryan,

Welcome to GoRails! I've been a member for a 1 or 2 years (can't remember exactly) and I can say this subscription is the best money I spend each month, besides food and rent of course...maybe.

See you around the forums!


EDIT: I just noticed that the little Ruby icon tells you how long you've been member! Awesome! I've been a member for 1 year!

Posted in Turbolinks 5 Forms for Mobile Discussion

Chris, great episode!

I'm really interested in learning more about turbolinks 5 and creating hybrid apps. I would love to see more, even the more basic/beginner stuff.


Posted in Subscriptions with Stripe Discussion

Hey Robert,

I also was getting the same error. I realized that I was not signed in when submitting my form so there was no user present. Not sure if it will be the same fix for you, but definitely worth double checking. Good luck!

Posted in Group Chat with ActionCable: Part 1 Discussion

Awesome! Thanks Chris. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

Posted in Spree commerce vs custom solution from scratch

Hi Sam,

Spree is no longer open source, but there is a forked gem of it that is well maintained called Solidus. I can't say that I've used it, but I have done quite a bit of research on it and it really looks like it's the best way to go in terms of eCommerce.

This site has some pretty good resources to checkout. His videos can jump around a little, meaning sometimes I feel like he doesn't remember exactly where he left off from video to video, but hopefully this will help.

Good luck.

Posted in Solving FizzBuzz in Ruby Discussion

Great episode Chris, would love to see more like this!

If anyone else is interested, a cool site to work on problems similar to FizzBuzz is I try to do one a week (Although it's been quite some time since my last one).

Posted in Stripe Subscription with Initial setup fee

Awesome! Thanks, Chris!! Exactly the nudge I was looking for!!!

I'll report back, incase anyone else is interested.

Posted in Stripe Subscription with Initial setup fee

Hey Everyone,

I'm building a relatively simple subscription based app using Stripe, Devise, Pundit and a few other resources. My only real hangup at the moment is that the subscription requires an initial setup fee, and I'm really having a hard time with it.

A new user signs-up for Subscription-A; Subscription-A has a yearly interval price of $5. Upon signing up the new user gets charged a one-time fee of $10, then the following years gets charged only $5.

I'm currently in the research phase, but haven't found too much on this topic. I normally would show what I've attempted so far, but in this case I'm having a hard time even getting this started.

Any help/ideas/resources/direction would be greatly appreciated!


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