One of my long-term client projects involves frequent data migrations (as opposed to the classical schema migrations one typically runs). Up until recently I’ve been creating standalone rake tasks to perform the data migrations and executing them manually when deploying
Since 2007 I’ve been living my personal Holy Grail – that of a freelance developer working remotely from home. This, like most worthwhile things in life, has taken a large dollop of discipline, reliable broadband and at least one pair of
I’ve just spent some time wondering why a “git svn clone <repo>” followed by a “git svn fetch” was producing no files in the target folder. This was puzzling, as the Subversion repository was upto version 423, and poking through
After a gap of almost six years I’ve been grabbed by the sudden urge to start doing some Cocoa development again. Rather than get my old battered copy of Hillegass’ seminal Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X out of some
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
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
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
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
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!
Searching for Rails plugins just got easier – Railsify provides a nice, fresh interface for sharing and locating the hottest Rails plugins.