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Up, Up, and Away — On Apprenticeship

Whether you are a new graduate fresh out of school, or you are in the middle of a career change and enrolled in a program to build new skills, your experience as a student inevitably ties certain words to your name. To name a few, there’s “New Grad,” “Young,” “Potential,” “Promising,” “A Maybe,” “Trainable,” and the dreaded, “Not Enough Experience.”

Testing Paperclip Extensions in Isolation

thoughtbotRecently, Cloud City Development was tasked with a project that included cropping an image upload in a number of squares of varying sizes based upon user selection. In order to accomplish this, we set out to write an extension to the paperclip library, which can be a hassle. Because this project already used paperclip, switching to something like dragonfly or carrierwave was not an option. This left us with test-driving the implementation with paperclip in RSpec.

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