Quick Overview of Deploying a Rails App to Heroku

Sometimes you’re working your way through Michael Hartl’s Rails Tutorial and you have just finished chapter 2 when something urgent commands your attention. It continues to command your attention for like a full week and then you decide to get back to it. Chapter 3 hits and Hartl’s telling you to deploy your app to Heroku, with no other explicit instructions except to repeat what you did last time. But it’s been a week, and you have no idea.

You could even say you’ve been derailed.


You’d really like to just get a move on with this, and don’t want to read the whole damn book again. Not that it wasn’t delightful to read the first time. So what are you going to do? Sit around until someone explicitly writes a blog post telling you what to do?

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Making the Jump

My name is Mary Katherine – and I am making the jump.  Well, making the jump soon.

The goal is to become a software engineer, or a web developer, or a programmer.  Okay, I don’t have the job title down yet but the point is that I want to code.  I want to make things that do something. I want to feel good about the work that I do, and I want to work with others who are passionate about their work.  That’s the goal.  So, how do I get there?

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