Explain Rails Active Record Query

You can output the raw query for an Active Record Query by tagging .explain at the end. Very useful for complex queries where it’s hard to understand what is happening under the hood 🤯. You can read the docs for more info.

Install OpenWrt Quick Notes

I haven’t used a community supported router firmware in a couple of years and there were a few hurdles to overcome. Here’s a quick note on things to look out for when installing OpenWrt on your router (example using Nighthawk R6700). Why OpenWrt? OpenWrt seems to be the most recommended open source os for routers. … Read more

Heroku Build Script for Laravel and Vue

So if you have a Laravel + Vue app that you deploy to Heroku, and you want Heroku to run the NPM and Webpack build scripts, here is what you do. Make sure you have Node.js bundle in your instance. You can do this through the CLI or manually in the settings page Add build … Read more

Ionic You need to use a different package name because “io.ionic.starter” already exists in Google Play

If you are using Ionic + Android Studio to publish an app and run into this error on upload, “You need to use a different package name because “io.ionic.starter” already exists in Google Play”, do this. Check build.gradle (Module:android.app) file in Gradle Scripts Change the applicationId to a unique ID. The nomenclature is typically “appname.yoursite.com” … Read more

Best Learning Resource for Ionic Vue

The Ionic framework team launched a Vue version recently and I have been testing it out. I made a prototype application and it was quite challenging to get started. The problem is that the documentation is written from the perspective of an Ionic developer instead of a Vue developer learning Ionic. Moreover, some of the … Read more

Using Capacitor Core Plugin within Vue

The documentation from Ionic and Capacitor doesn’t make it clear how to instantiate the Plugin import within Vue. Most of the documentation is either React or Angular. So it looks like you have to create an async method to call the plugin’s method and return the desired info.

Using NPM Packages within Vue

As a Vue user you might have to frequently reach for standard javascript packages, since there isn’t always a Vue flavor, or if there is one it might be abandoned, or you don’t exactly want to mess with a middleman. What do you do in that case? @Himanshu Sharma has a good writeup in SO. … Read more

Laravel Eloquent Select Column as Alias

If you’re like me and like to use select statements to return specific columns. You’ll be happy to know that Eloquent allow you to use select column as alias just like in SQL. Which can be make things a breeze, depending on what you are doing. Remember to use the dot syntax to specify a … Read more