December 22, 2005
You're Using SwitchTower, Aren't You?
Mike Clark declares his love for SwitchTower, the distributed deployment manager built for Ruby on Rails. He shows off a few fancy tricks in the love letter, such as how...
December 22, 2005
TextMate: The missing manual
Considering that TextMate is the defacto standard for Rails development on OS X, I thought you might all like to know that there’s now a real manual available for it....
December 22, 2005
Freezing your Rails when you deploy shared
If you’re running a Ruby on Rails application on a shared host, it’s super-double-plus recommended to freeze your Rails. Freezing your Rails means putting the framework into vendor/rails instead of...
December 22, 2005
Is GCC 4.0 incompatible with Ruby on OS X (and elsewhere)?
We’ve been receiving various reports of intermittent errors while running Rails applications and regular Ruby stuff that goes something like this: “undefined method ‘include?’ for -517611318:Fixnum”.It appears that this might...
December 22, 2005
Testing preview of Ruby 1.8.4 with Rails
The release of Ruby 1.8.4 is drawing close. We’d love to be compatible out the gates, so please do help by testing your application with the latest preview. RedHanded has...
December 22, 2005
Ask your questions to the Rails Weenie
Rick Olson has a great service running for people with questions about Rails development. The site is called Rails Weenie and allows you to ask questions to the community in...
December 22, 2005
Automate acceptance tests with Selenium
IBM’s developerWorks has a new article on how you can do automate acceptance tests with Selenium against a Ruby on Rails application.
December 21, 2005
Creator of Blinksale and IconBuffet interviewed
GodBit has an interview with Scott Raymond about his use of Ruby on Rails in Blinksale and IconBuffet. I particularly enjoyed this bit about the opinionated software: If you pay...
December 21, 2005
ThoughtWorks wins big contract on Rails
Obie Fernandez has a great story on how ThoughtWorks recently won a $800,000 bid for a critical application against another consultancy. They probably do that all the time, but the...
December 20, 2005
.NET'ers tell Scoble why they left for Rails
Microsoft’s Robert Scoble is concerned about the exodus of developers like Phil Ripperger that are leaving .NET for Ruby on Rails. Phil put it like this:Scoble, as a web developer...