Category Archives: Software Development

SaturdayMP Show #33: Upgrading Website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 Part 5 (Removing Webpack CI Fixes)

In this episode I fix issues in continuous integration (CI) pipeline and other DevOps caused by removing Webpack. Longer episode as I encounter a issue with Dart Sass for Rails and I think the CI builds the Docker containers for … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #32: Upgrading Website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 Part 4 (Removing Webpack)

Happy Valentines Day! In this episode I replace Webpack with Import Maps and it gees well, at least in the development environment. I’ll likely run into issues when I try a staging deploy and need to make changes in the … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #30: Upgrading Website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 Part 3 (Testing & Merging)

In this episode I do some more testing, fix issues found during the CI, and merge the branch to main which kicks off a production deployment of the SaturdayMP site. Should have been a shorter video but I created a … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #29: Upgrading Website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 Part 2: Upgrading Rails

In this episode I do the actual upgrade from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 for the SaturdayMP site. The upgrade actually goes pretty smooth aside from an issue setting up the system tests. Does not include removing Webpacker which I will … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #28: Upgrading Website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0 Part 1 – Preparation

In this episode I start the process of upgrading the SaturdayMP website from Rails 6.1 to 7.0. This video covers getting website ready for the upgrade. Found this video useful? Then help others find it by liking, subscribing, sharing, and/or … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #26: Human Resource Machine

In this episode I play Human Resource Machine by Tomorrow Corporation, a game that simulates programming in assembly. Anyone have any suggestions for optimizing the number of steps in the Fibonacci Visitor (Year 22)? Thanks to the person on the … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #25: TPS Report Uploader CFT Walkthrough (Vulnerable Blazor Application)

Happy Holidays! In this episode I do a walkthrough of the TPS Report Uploader capture the flag (CTF) I created. The walkthrough includes how to exploit the vulnerabilities and how to fix them in this .NET 8 Blazor application. You … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #24: Can you use Docker Compose Watch without a Dockerfile?

In this episode I answer a viewer’s question if you can use Docker Compose Watch without a Dockerfile. Actually, it’s more me checking if they are correct. Spoiler alert, they are correct and you can’t use Docker Compose Watch without … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #23: Adding Basic Auth to NGINX Passenger Docker (Part 3)

In this stunning conclusion to the 3 part series I finally get HTTP Basic Authentication working. Including merging my changes into the main branch in GitLab and making sure it works in staging and production in Render. The video is … Continue reading

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SaturdayMP Show #22: Adding Basic Auth to NGINX Passenger Docker (Part 2)

In this episode I get the Basic Authentication NGINX configuration working using the envsubst tool to replace environment variables in the config file. Ran out of time to test the fix in actual staging. That will hopefully be done in … Continue reading

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