April 20, 2006
Five reasons why your next enhancement patch should be a plugin
Rails core team member Rick Olson shares five really good reasons for why you should make your next Rails enhancement patch a plugin rather than submitting a ticket. Great advice....
April 19, 2006
Stress testing your protected pages
David came up with a quick tip for anyone stress testing protected pages with a stateless tester, such as siege. Log in with your browser View the cookies and find...
April 19, 2006
Rails Recipes release candidate now available
Dave Thomas has just announced that the first release-candidate of Rails Recipes is now available. What that means is that the book is essentially in its finished form. It’s had...
April 19, 2006
Rails training for a good cause
Here’s a good idea: Use a hot new technology to help kids prepare to create the next hot new technology.Amy Hoy, Ezra Zygmuntowicz and Jeff Casimir are doing just that...
April 16, 2006
Ruby for Rails book now available in full
David A. Black’s book Ruby for Rails is now available in full in PDF form (paper copy scheduled to follow the first week of May). The book covers the ins...
April 9, 2006
Rails 1.1.2: Tiny fix for gems dependencies
The new gem version dependency system from Rails 1.1.1 needed a few tweaks to work properly and to stop throwing meaningless warnings. This tiny release makes up for that. To...
April 7, 2006
Learn about Ruby on Rails from oracle.com
Richard Monson-Haefel has a simple tutorial up on oracle.com that describes how and why to use Ruby on Rails with an Oracle database. It’s great to see big organizations like...
April 6, 2006
Plug into HyperEstraier with acts_as_searchable
Patrick Lenz has announced his acts_as_searchable plugin which integrates ActiveRecord models with HyperEstraier, an open source fulltext search engine.It’s available as a gem so you can just do sudo gem...
April 6, 2006
Rails 1.1.1: Fixing a slew of minors (but you must still freeze Typo)
Rails 1.1 was a big upgrade with a lot of new features and we’ve been working hard since its release to polish off the kinks revealed after it was deployed...
April 4, 2006
Running your app from the console
Rails 1.1 lets you run your app right from the console by exposing the new Integration Testing framework.Mike Clark, of Pragmatic Studio and the upcoming Production Rails fame, has once...