Sat Feb 10, 2007 @ 11:06 pm
Rails developers, I have had a love-hate relationship with scaffolding. The offer of an easy, "instant" Rails app is alluring, but I found the results lacking. And yet, I find myself doing the same sort of things over and over again. Generator …
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Sun Jan 28, 2007 @ 2:47 am
For the last – gasp – 11 months or so, I've enjoyed meeting local Rails enthusiasts at a local pub, for an event we call
"Rails Pub Nite". But, in between Pub Nites, where do you go for help?
The core Rails mailing list is a little like …
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Mon Oct 30, 2006 @ 1:17 am
Rails is weird, sometimes, for someone used to PHP. Things that have consistently stumped me longer than they deserve to:
"render(:text=>some_obj)" != "exit(var_dump($some_var))"
In PHP, I tend to use the latter as a quick debug …
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Sat Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:57 am
Maybe you have to have been working with Ruby for awhile, maybe not, but I have to share:
I am at the moment setting up my Unbuntu conputer for Rails - the Rubby language W.W.W. framewok for making W.W.W. sites. Rubby is a great conputer …
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Fri Aug 4, 2006 @ 8:01 pm
I had a situation come up yesterday that, I think, illustrates what I like about
Ruby on Rails particularly splendidly.
The Project: Revamp of a client's Web site. The design is actually coming from another designer, I'm just implementing and handling …
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Sat Jul 8, 2006 @ 3:02 pm
I've been wanting to re-do the blog in Rails, since well before the recent
re-design. It was one of those "Oh, I want feature X and Y, and Liz really wants to do Z, but... Rails..."
So, rather than add feature X or Y or whatever to the existing PHP site …
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Wed Jun 7, 2006 @ 11:43 pm
This piqued my interest: Did you miss Canada on Rails? Are you going to miss RailsConf 2006? Well this is your opportunity to catch a world class Rails Workshop in Toronto. Jeff Hardy and Cloves Carneiro who recently formed Visionist are hosting a Ruby …
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Wed Jun 7, 2006 @ 10:03 pm
this discussion and a desire to see more of this kind of thing, what follows is an attempt to explain why I like using RubyOnRails (Rails) more than PHP or Perl. A Brief History of Me (as a Web Developer)
I started writing HTML circa 1996, first …
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Thu Jun 1, 2006 @ 1:42 pm
I suppose we all have our scars. I was a TA for a persuasive speaking course in
grad school, which means that I graded papers and speeches for three semesters. The net result being that I am particularly sensitive to bad arguments.
So, here's my new rant/pet …
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Wed May 3, 2006 @ 11:10 am
This is weird. But cool.
Someone wrote a browser-to-command-line interpreter for Ruby — it's as if you had an …
irb session open, but it's inside a browser.
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