The Samuel E. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who have made an impact to another person, a small group, or a community through self-sacrifice. This award celebrates the power of helping others–whether it is through offering time and hard work, teaching others, or enacting positive change in the community. Award Amount: $2,000 annually. Availability: Beginning in 2019. Stay tuned … More The Samuel E. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

Waiting on a branch to merge in Git

Say we’re building two features: A checkout process. Support promo codes while checking out. We’ve finished building our checkout functionality. We wrap up our branch and sent the pull request through our review/testing process. In the meantime, we’re ready to start our second feature. Since we need the checkout code in order to add promo … More Waiting on a branch to merge in Git

Always a Volunteer

My father played football at Fulton High, and received a scholarship to play football at Vanderbilt. He declined. He always wanted to be a Volunteer. Before setting foot on the University of Tennessee campus, my father joined the Air Force to serve his country during the Vietnam War. After the war, he officially matriculated to … More Always a Volunteer

What I learned while digging into FactoryGirl’s build_stubbed

Spoiler Alert: I found build_stubbed not viable as a replacement of create​in our test suite. To remove the dependency of the database in tests, I would recommend RSpec’s instance_double instead. Read on to find out why. I was excited to find out that FactoryGirl has methods to create in-memory objects instead of hitting the database. Running a … More What I learned while digging into FactoryGirl’s build_stubbed