March 3, 2006
Annotated models
Ever working with a model and you forget what all of its columns are? Ever find yourself with your schema.rb open in a separate window so you can see what...
March 1, 2006
Getting Real: How to build web apps like 37s
So now that we’ve forced our technology of web applications upon the world with Ruby on Rails, we decided to get opinionated about everything else involved too. Getting Real, the...
March 1, 2006
New in Rails: Enumerable#group_by and Array#in_groups_of
Changeset 3726 adds two little methods to ActiveSupport: Enumerable#group_by and @ Array#in_groups_of@.Enumerable#group_by is for collecting an enumerable into sets, grouped by the result of a block. Useful, for example, for...
March 1, 2006
Two Ruby articles in the latest ObjectiveView
ObjectiveView, a journal for software developers that focuses each issue on a specific topic, has two Ruby related articles in their latest issue, New Technologies Focus.The first is an introduction...
March 1, 2006
New for Rails 1.1: Integration Tests
If you’ve ever tried to properly test complex scenarios involving multiple controller actions, you will notice that the Rails Functional Tests fall flat. The new Integration Tests, which have just...
February 28, 2006
Jim Weirich on the Rails podcast
Jim Weirich has been using Ruby for ages. He’s one of the early-adopter all-stars from the days before Rails. Rails programmers will be familiar with his wildly popular and influencial...
February 28, 2006
Using Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X at the Apple Developer Connection
The Apple Developer Connection has a nice Ruby on Rails tutorial called Using Ruby on Rails for Web Development on Mac OS X. As the title suggests, it is aimed...
February 28, 2006
Rails is Boring and Ruby is a Toy
CUSEC 2006 in Montreal this past January featured a great line up of speakers including Chad Fowler, Kathy Sierra and David Heinemeier Hansson.Except snow storms in the midwest kept David...
February 28, 2006
List of what's coming up in Rails 1.1
Today someone on the Rails mailing list asked, innocently enough, “Is there by any chance some document available summarizing all the(major) beautiful new stuff in Rails 1.1?” As is to...
February 17, 2006
Campfire: Web-based chatting on Rails
Campfire by 37signals has launched. It’s web-based group chat for business where file transfers work reliably and where you have shared access to the logs.It’s also dripping with delicious Ajax,...