September 1, 2005
How to integrate FCKEditor and Rails
The DHTML-based WYSIWYG-editors are getting better and better. In the lead pack in the FCKEditor and Joshua M. Charles has just written a brief article on how easy it is...
September 1, 2005
Rails is reaching the tipping point
We’ve had a lot of discussions of Rails as a disruptive technology, but now David Geary is focusing on explaining the growth (and imminent growth) through the lens of Gladwell’s...
August 30, 2005
Alonovo: Socially-responsible shopping on Rails
Alonovo launched a little while back. It’s a market place that provides a way to do “socially-responsible shopping”. That is, buying from companies that behaves according to how you think...
August 30, 2005
Cartographer: Effortless Google Maps in Rails
Courtenay and bousquet are behind Cartographer that allows you to integrate Google Maps in your Ruby on Rails application with no effort. A few API tastes: <%= gmap(:mapname=>"my_map", :width=>"50", :height=>"120")...
August 28, 2005
Why Ryan Tomayko switched to Ruby on Rails
Ryan Tomayko is a long-term Python guy in search of a web-development platform for his small tech company. His evaluation first went along the lines of safety vs freedom languages...
August 27, 2005
Get taggable like all the cool kids
Demetrius Nunes has a very cool acts-as mixin ready for you in a single line. It allows you to do stuff like: class Photo < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_taggable end elephant =...
August 27, 2005
How Ruby on Rails can ease the life of managers
Justin Gehtland examines five benefits of Ruby on Rails to managers. He believes that not only does Rails change the game for developers, it also holds a significant impact on...
August 27, 2005
Sam Ruby takes Rails to Sri Lanka FOSSSL
We suspected a pattern was emerging as IBM’s Sam Ruby first at OSCON reenacted the original joke from etech, then posted about the Rails Confidence Builder, and finally combined that...
August 26, 2005
Using Ajax to route dangerous methods through POST
Jarkko Laine has a tutorial up on how to use Ajax to do deletes and other dangerous methods through POST instead of GET. So you can sleep safe at night...
August 25, 2005
Don't look at Rails if you have to do .NET
Sam gives a word of caution to fellow .NET developers regarding Ruby on Rails: Once you write an application in MonoRail you’ll never want to go back to regular ASP.NET....