Tiny Towns Randomizer!

December 5th, 2019

Hey everybody! I've been spending a lot of time playing a neat little board game called Tiny Towns. If it looks up your alley, I would definitely recommend it. Something I like to do from time to time is write little apps to randomize the setup for the board games I am a fan of. I started doing that back in college as a great way to learn new programming skills, while still working to solve a small problem in an area that is of interest to me.

Well, I guess not much has changed, because here I am at it again! I created this randomizer to continue practicing with Rails. Most of the functionality was done in coffeescript, which I was brand new to. I may come back and add more features (and some of the features that are there might already be a bit unnecessary), but it was in a complete enough state that I wanted to roll it out for now. If you want to check it out, you can find it here.

Aside from that, I have continued to work on making the new website better and better. Many will not care about this, but I actually upgraded it to Bootsrap 4 which required a little re-writing of some things. I also moved from using erb for the views to using haml, which was an entire learning experience in and of itself. Hopefully you all continue to like the new look - and as always, if anything looks out of place, please reach out to me and let me know! Happy Holidays everyone.

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