Not too long ago, anyone compiling asset management financial statements had to grab as many Wall Street Journals as they could on January 1 of every year. Why? To grab the “year-end final valuation” of all publicly traded securities from the market close the day before. *A moment of silence to think about that.* I couldn’t … Continue reading We’ve Come a Long Way – Programming and Valuation
Ever get this error? [11:54:49] (master) playlister-sinatra-ruby-007 ♥ shotgun == Shotgun/Thin on http://127.0.0.1:9393/ Thin web server (v1.6.3 codename Protein Powder) Maximum connections set to 1024 Listening on 127.0.0.1:9393, CTRL+C to stop /Users/casielevine/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.0/gems/eventmachine-1.0.7/lib/eventmachine.rb:526:in `start_tcp_server’: no acceptor (port is in use or requires root privileges) (RuntimeError) While running a Sinatra application, I’m attempting to run the shotgun command … Continue reading Attack of the Zombie Error!
First off, what is a Nokogiri? According to Wikipedia, “The Japanese saw or nokogiri (鋸 ) is a type of saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike the European saw that cuts on the push stroke. This allows it to have thinner blades that cut more efficiently and leave a narrower … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the Nokogiri Gem
So you finished some code and you want to show the world….now what? According to the GitHub site: “GitHub Pages are public webpages freely hosted and easily published through our site”. You can access GitHub through the command line of your terminal (Mac). Why would I want to commit a file to GitHub? GitHub provides … Continue reading For the Git commitment-phobe
Let’s start with frequently asked questions. Why are you doing this? Although the hedge fund world has treated me well in the past, I wasn’t fulfilled. I have always tinkered around with coding on the side, and now I decided to turn my side project into a full-time career as a software developer. But…hedge fund … Continue reading Couch to coder in 3 months