I always wanted to land a job with 37signals. Wait? What does this have to do with GitHub? Bear with me. This may be a long post. They recently changed their name to Basecamp. They stopped developing other products, and focused on Basecamp. A project management and team communication tool. They extracted Rails from Basecamp … Continue reading Farewell GitHub, welcome HeavyMelon
I was wondering why some people are using _path and why some use _url. For example, if you have a Post resource you can write the following in your view: <%= link_to ‘List of posts’, posts_path %> or the following in the controller: redirect_to posts_url Why should I use _url in the controller. I have … Continue reading Rails: url vs path
Volunteering to non-profit organizations or to open source software projects is my second deed (2-deed). I started this activity in June 2009 by becoming a member of Builders, a RailsBridge project, that connects volunteers with projects for 501c3 non-profits. So far, I am volunteering in two projects: 1) Sunset PTA and GlamourGals Foundation. The basic … Continue reading Volunteering
Lets assume you are in a team, working on a Rails project and you have chosen Git as your version control system. One way to complete a working cycle from pull to push is: DISCLAIMER: There are more ways and many situations that are not described here. This is only a note to self that … Continue reading A typical workflow for a team using Git
Open your shell and, For RSpec: [shell light=”1″]$ gem install rspec[/shell] For Cucumber: [shell light=”1″]$ gem install cucumber[/shell] Optionally, if you are on Windows, for color output you can also install Win32Console: [shell light=”1″]$ gem install win32console[/shell]
Sometimes you want to have a drop down list in your Rails application that contains both the items from a collection of model instances and some other items that are not coming from the collection.
Disclaimer: I am biased. A lot of noise started about the use of RoR in the enterprise. Can this be done? Technically, I don’t see a reason against it. Programmers low in a company’s food chain would have to overcome some obstacles in order to push their favorite framework into everyday use.
Nowadays, I use C# to write code most of the time. I don’t have the time I used to have for researching and learning new languages/frameworks/etc., but I try my best to learn something new, at least once every 8-12 months. My last try was Ruby on Rails. Still trying to tame the beast. A … Continue reading Android