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,...
February 14, 2006
RailsConf: 150 additional seats open GONE!
Due to the overwhelming success of selling 400 seats in just a week, RailsConf has been able to extend the venue and open up an additional 150 seats. So if...
February 13, 2006
Two new interviews with Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson
MySQL developer Lenz Grimmer has a quick chat with David for the MySQL developer zone.Also, uk.BUILDER.com has a long and insightful interview. David explains how 1.0 should have really been...
February 13, 2006
Rails training opportunities in Europe
In the next few months, our friends over in Europe will be getting several opportunities to attend Rails training courses. Geoffrey Grosenbach, the man behind the Rails podcast as well...
February 9, 2006
Book: Ruby for Rails available via Manning Early Access program
Long time resident mentor on ruby-talk and Ruby Central co-founder, David Black, is just finishing up a book that should be of special interest to those whose first Ruby experiences...