Everyone I know and trust on movies said it was crap. Bad acting, not true to the book, etc. I never read it, should I see it?
Ruby on Rails: Custom Models sans Database
I’m building an application that uses a API JSON as it’s data source. Decided I wanted it to be all ActiveRecord pretty. I found the this, which I used as a guide, but I needed to expand on it, hence this post… enjoy. Update: Modified self.find to make it more like Rails find and added self.where to do what find was doing, but what Rails where does. Note, it doesn’t...
How-to: Setup MySQL and RoR on AWS
Warning!! When I wrote this, I misunderstood the AWS pricing models when I was originally putting this together. The following configuration would run you about $8 per month for the first year and around $16 per month each following year. Please see Amazon’s AWS Pricing page for details. Introduction I have been working on setting up RoR with MySQL on an AWS instance and ran in to some...
Using Nginx and AWS to proxy sub-domains
Lately I’ve been thinking on ways to use free cloud services to handle a decent amount of traffic at no cost (or perhaps low cost). I have a co-worker that’s using three free Heroku accounts to serve as a backend for his iPhone application, which using a random number generator, randomly connects to one of the three servers, thus allowing him to serve three connections per second,...
How to set up your own private Git server on Linux →
Bradley Wright: One of the things I’m attempting to achieve this year is simplifying my life somewhat. Given how much of my life revolves around technology, a large part of this will be consolidating the various services I consume (and often pay for). The mention of payment is important, as up until now I’ve been paying the awesome GitHub for their basic plan. I don’t have many private...
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we...– Albert Einstein (via @brownstone_one)
In the corporate world, you’re either bomb shelter, the sheltered or the...– me
Ruby: dynamically generated object with accessors
Hello - I was working on created a super class for use in importing various unknown data types from hashs, so I started playing around with dynamic instance variable and attr_accessor generation and came up with the following, which I thought I would share. Enjoy! EDIT: I’ve commented out the method_missing logic and instead am specifically defining the methods using...
RSpec speed-up by tweaking ruby garbage collection →
Some developers I’ve worked with have seen up to 50% gains using this. Thanks @DougMcInnes for passing this on.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter...– Dr. Seuss
In times of change, the learners inherit the earth - the learned find themselves...– Eric Hoffer
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The Twelve-Factor App →
Interesting take on Application Architecture from a maintainability and deployability perspective. While I don’t agree with everything (e.g. XI Logs), I do really like some of these points, especially “Config”, “Build, release, run” and “Disposability”.