Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy



Partials Should Never Contain Instance Variables

Posted on May 3rd, 2016.

It may seem that the benefits of partials in our Rails application are endless. They help keep our views DRY, organized, and easily reusable. But with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the flexibility partials give us, controlling the data flow to partials should not be an oversight.┬áLet’s say we’re using one...



How I fixed SQL Server WMI Service Error

Posted on January 19th, 2015.

Recently I switched my database over to SQL Server, which led me to use Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio. During the installation process I ran into a WMI Service Error; something I never faced before. This is how I fixed this error and continued on with the SQL Server setup installation. So assuming you Google searched...



Year To Code…2015 Coding Goals

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

It was just over 6 months ago when I wrote my first functional ruby program. Sure, it was a simple question/response program, but I was exhilarated with what I created. Fast forward to now and I’m proud to be employed as a full-time software developer at a company I love working at. The journey to reach this point was no cake walk,...



Magical Values

Posted on July 16th, 2014.

When writing code ALWAYS be aware of magic numbers. You attend a magic show and for the┬ámagician’s last trick he performs the old ‘rabbit out of hat’ stunt. As you sit in your seat, you witness the magician actually pull a live rabbit out of the hat he’s been wearing all night! You are stunned, but more so...