Building Products and New Businesses, Environmental Variables, and Elixir

An overview of what was Creating Zeal this week.

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Building Products and New Businesses with Adam Cuppy

In this episode, Zeal Founder Adam Cuppy is interviewed by Eric Weiss. Adam talks about coming from Theater Performance to building a tech software development company. Adam and Zeal take a holistic approach to their work and how they separate Zeal and their passions, only to bring them back together to make Zeal an even better company.

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Throughout the season, we’ll be talking about personal growth in the lesser-known edges of software. Fun stuff like unique uses of tech in production, DevRel, product management, and so much more ZEAL goodness.

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Creating a CSS Rollover Effect

Recently, I was working on a project where we had a specific rollover effect in mind. When you hover over the link, the background grows and when you roll off, it returns to its default state. In this video, I'll show you how to do this in CSS and the thought process that went into finding the best method.

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Banging Your Head Against a Wall: Environment Variables

The Issue: The rails app I was working on uses webpacker to compile assets. When running in a test environment, these assets are compiled to a "public/packs-test" directory. The "packs-test" directory is required in order to run the specs, so if it is missing, things go πŸ’₯! Well, this packs-test folder was not being created by webpacker, so my specs were all failing. 😭

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Elixir Code Challenge

In our latest Twitch Stream, Erik works through an Elixir Coding Challenge.

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Jason Fried and DHH conversation about Hey

In last week's newsletter, we shared several links and conversations around Hey. Here's another.

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The Mad Magazine Fold-In Effect in CSS

This effect is pretty impressive. It's styled and animated purely with CSS.

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Fathom

Fathom

Fathom is a simple, light-weight, privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics. So, stop scrolling through pages of reports and collecting gobs of personal data about your visitors, both of which you probably don’t need. Our website stats show up on a single, blazingly fast dashboard so you can make business decisions quickly.