School Bus Hero Helps School Bus Drivers and Aides Find a Job

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In this episode of Running in Production, Dieter Lunn goes over building a job board site for school bus drivers and aides using Ruby on Rails. It’s hosted on DigitalOcean with HatchBox.

Dieter talks about using a bit of StimulusJS to add pins to a map, keeping things simple with a monolithic app, working on the code base with another developer, upgrading to the latest versions on a regular basis and using HatchBox to manage the servers.

Topics Include

  • 3:13 – What the site does and examples of what types of pages it has
  • 5:21 – Motivation for using Ruby on Rails
  • 7:02 – Specific features of Rails and gems being used
  • 11:04 – Using StimulusJS for placing pins on an embedded 2D map
  • 14:02 – One feature lets you get emailed when new positions open at a company
  • 15:40 – It’s a server rendered monolithic Rails app with sprinkles of JS
  • 19:14 – Keeping your gems up to date
  • 23:15 – Using Pundit to manage authorization
  • 25:27 – Keeping up with the latest versions and having an app starter project
  • 27:09 – It’s hosted with HatchBox on DigitalOcean
  • 32:02 – Walking us through developing a feature and deploying it to production
  • 38:07 – Payments are handled outside of the Rails app
  • 39:39 – Automation feels pretty good!
  • 43:45 – Currently Honeybadger sends notifications if the site is down
  • 45:47 – Best tips? Take your time and trust what others have built
  • 48:08 – You can find Dieter on GitHub and on Twitter
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Aug 23, 2021

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