Sinatra Project: I Love Me Book

The United States Army has a cultural tradition of encouraging its members to create what is called an “I love me book.” At first, the phrase sounded very odd to me when I was first schooled on the practice. But it is the practice that makes the name so relevant and important! Generally, I keep a lot of mymilitary paperwork in the cloud for ready access when needed. But this created a new problem. I constantly have to sort through a file system to locate the documents that I want. And although I use a fairly uniform file naming system of my own, it does not avail data in the way that I want to review them.

So I came up with the idea of building a web application (and eventually a mobile version) that provides a comprehensive order of presentation based upon the natural career progression and processes of the United States armed services. At this time, I am only familiar with the Army’s personnel records handling and other administrative data handling. But I think for now this is a good start.

I will go into more detail about my app in a later post.

But, so far, I have built the frame of my project and successfully tested creating a basic user account with my app. I’ve also set it up a live deployment as I code it on Heroku. I’ll share the link when I complete my MVP.

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CLI Data Gem Project Complete...mostly

I'll explain how it works later in the week.  But for now I'm just celebrating having made it through the toughest part, which was building it and getting it to work.  It took me a week.

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