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Custom Markdown and Links in Redcarpet

ruby
  • Clayton Unicorn
  • Third Party Rails Gems

Redcarpet is probably the most popular gem for parsing Markdown in ruby, yet finding great examples on how to do method overloading and custom tags can be difficult. One of the things that we wanted to do for our own website was to have non-internal links open in a new tab (target="_blank") and to allow authors to link to resources by id rather than permalink, which works against our SEO. So how did we accomplish this?

A better way to start iOS projects

swift
  • Clayton Unicorn
  • Swift for Beginners

Xcode is generally pretty great. All the templates are minimal, and you get a hello world application out of the box. However, when it comes to teaching iOS, we often find ourselves needlessly repeating things like "delete the default view controller" and guiding users through the steps of organizing and rearranging their app code. Generally, we really like to follow the same conventions that have been battle proven in the web realm.