Posted: October 27th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: gems, oss, plugins, rails, ruby | Comments Off
Flashblock plugin for Firefox is a nice thing.
A Rails plugin that will watch your queries while you develop your application and notify you when you should add eager loading (N+1 queries), when you’re using eager loading that isn’t necessary and when you should use counter cache. Cool.
- the update | gemcutter
Gemcutter (soon to be rubygems.org) will become the default gem host for the ruby community, replacing rubyforge.
- White House opens Web site coding to all
White House goes Drupal. I’m pretty sure this article was written by somebody with no clue what open source is. Some of the descriptions are nonsensical.
- Why seeding is important for random functions…
or, How to Cheat at Bejeweled.
- and another thing… – Announcing Refraction
Refraction is Rack middleware that can provide “mod_rewrite” type functionality using an easier to understand Ruby dsl. Some performance tradeoffs, but not as much as trying to use Rails routing.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: css, design, fonts, git, jquery, plugins, rails | Comments Off
Agonizing over whether to go desktop (27″ iMac) or laptop (17″ MBP) with my next computer purchase. Not that I have the cash for either at the moment. But if I did…
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Posted: October 13th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: craftsmanship, design, katas, rails, tools | Comments Off
It’s a no comment Monday.
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Posted: October 6th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: design, rails, sass | Comments Off
New math 101: At a big corporation it is mathematically possible (and quite normal) for one to be assigned to allocate 50% of their time to each of 3 or more projects.
- Dr Nic ’s Install any HTML theme/template into your Rails app
Really interesting stuff from Dr. Nic.
- How to Gemify your Rails Plugins
A good walkthrough of the steps you would take to turn your Rails plugin into a gem.
A new framework-agnostic view replacement. I’m admittedly a bit obtuse – I’m just not sure what makes this better than erb or haml (which i prefer these days due to the conciseness). But, I’m sure some will find this to be right up their alley.
sass mixins for use with the formtastic Rails plugin – a DSL for building Rails forms.
- Graph Paper | Konigi
Cool printable graphs for sketching out your designs. Paper is divided into 24 columns (+ gutters in between), which is perfect for designing with grid frameworks like Blueprint.
Popularity: 99% [?]
Posted: September 15th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: css, design, fun, rails, ruby | 2 Comments »
I thought cloud computing was supposed to be the silver bullet for scalability. Now everybody wants to move to “real” servers. Me is confused.
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Posted: September 11th, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: jquery, oklahoma, rails, ruby, textmate, tools | Comments Off
Eight years, 2 home address changes, 2 office changes, 4 computers, 3 cars, 1 dog, 1 (and a half) kids, umpteen projects, countless sleepful and sleepless nights later, we still remember. I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I remember 9/11/2001 like it was yesterday.
- Online innovation going strong in state
Good stuff about the numerous online entrepreneurs/companies that reside or got their start in the great state of Oklahoma – including sites like Ping.fm and twitpic.
- Textmate: Re-Usable Command Basics
Up your Textmate game and dive into this tutorial that shows how to really utilize Textmate and Unix to accomplish some nifty stuff.
- Animate Image Filling Up Using jQuery
Incredibly cool demo. I could see some cool uses for this.
A Rails plugin that adds uptime monitoring to your application. Came across this yesterday – looks interesting. More info here.
- To self. or not to self.
The author discusses the merits of prefixing ruby public instance method calls with self. I tend to agree with his conclusion, but suppose I could be persuaded that it adds more noise than value.
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Posted: September 2nd, 2009 | Author: robincurry | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: compass, entrepreneurship, git, rails, ruby, tools | Comments Off
Last month marked the three year anniversary of my purchase of Agile Development with Rails and the canonical “Pickaxe” for Ruby. Wow. Time flies doesn’t it.
Popularity: 16% [?]
Only took me 4 days to get my mac re-situated after upgrading to Snow Leopard. Re-situated may be overstating it, actually.
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