Many moons ago (well, late 2006) I wrote my first Rails application, a dinky little GTD app named ZenLists. Now, I haven’t given the app much though for the last eighteen months, and the shocking confession is I don’t even
Ioncube for Rails?
Having just completed my first mISV product, I’m already starting to think about potential new projects. Despite Datafeed Studio being written in PHP, it is fair to say it is not my programming language of choice. Datafeed Studio is a
A New Micro-ISV Is Born
Well, I’ve only gone and done it, folks. I’ve finally become a bona fide Micro-ISV (mISV). Today marks the launch of my first product, Datafeed Studio – a web application that allows affiliate marketeers to create price comparison sites, niche
Rails 2.0 application checker
Now that the first release candidate of Rails 2.0 has been announced, what better time to check if your existing Rails app might need some TLC before the upgrade? Enter r2check, a small tool which does some regular expression searches
Super fast VNC client for the Mac
I’m impressed. After years of using Chicken of the VNC as my OSX VNC client of choice I’ve just tried JollysFastVNC and it flies!
Get Railsified – new Rails plugin directory
Searching for Rails plugins just got easier – Railsify provides a nice, fresh interface for sharing and locating the hottest Rails plugins.
ERH : Why should Linux be any different?
Elliotte Rusty Harold questions Linux as any normal consumer would – why can’t it use the same driver software as Windows? Link : Mokka mit Schlag Â» A Stupid Idea for New Yearâ€™s Eve I was asking myself the same
Functional testing of a Rails app with Selenium
How to use the Selenium test tool for functional testing of a Ruby on Rails and Ajax application. Link : Automate acceptance tests with Selenium Definitely one to add to every web developers toolbox in 2006.
Rails Deployment: Lessons Learned from James Duncan Davidson
James Duncan Davidson has published an excellent essary detailing Rails deployment issues. Jam-packed with practical tips. * Should I use CGI or FastCGI? * Should I use lighty or Apache httpd? * If Apache, which freaking version? * And how
Hyper Enthusiasts – Java = Ruby?
Excellent article from Bruce Eckel covering the dangers of “language-love”, a sure sign of an amateur programmer. The Java hyper-enthusiasts have left the building, leaving a significant contingent of Java programmers behind, blinking in the bright lights without the constant