Category Rails

The Rails Community Has Reached the SOA Milestone

The Service Layer as the New Meme I have read recently a bunch of articles about service-oriented architecture. Or at least that’s how I like to call it. A few months ago, there was the much-discussed Moving on from Rails (and then its follow-up). More on the concrete side, Nicholas J Henry has written a nice blog […]

Ssh Credentials Not Forwarded When Using Capistrano on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I’m running Snow Leopard and it seems like a fresh Capistrano install did not forward my ssh credentials when I was deploying my Rails 3 app on a remote server, having my git repo on beanstalk (similar to the popular github). After a lot of googling, I understood the problem and went on to fix […]

Ruby on Rails 2.2 Screencast, by Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer

I bought (9$) and watched the Ruby on Rails 2.2 screencast from Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer. The short review: good value for my money! As shown on their website, the screencast includes: Scaling with Etags => excellent and instructive explanation Connection Pooling => excellent and instructive explanation New Enumerable Methods => not very valuable […]

Do The Hustle, by Obie Fernandez

I watched Obie Fernandez’s Do The Hustle presentation he gave at RubyFringe last August. He shared his experience over the years while he was a consultant first at ThoughtWorks, then as an independent consultant, and finally as a successful business owner (read: making a lot of money) with his company HashRocket. Having read The Rails Way, […]

Curing the unread blog phobia

This weekend has been a geeky one. I’ve read a ton of posts on Ruby/Rails. A ton. And I came to realize something useful. Usually, that is, when I’m not playing the role of the obsessive blog reader, no matter how fast I read, no matter how much time I spend in front of my […]

The top 10 most visited Rails sites

There are quite a few well-known sites built using Ruby on Rails. Here is the top 10 most visited sites, according to Alexa, as of June 2008: scribd.com http://www.hulu.com yellowpages.com http://www.justin.tv twitter.com aboutus.org penny-arcade.com kongregate.com tabelog.com slideshare.net The list of all Rails sites is very long and include Friends for sale, iLike, 43 things, A […]

Rails code review by Jamis Buck and Marcel Molina, Jr.

I watched a Rails code review by Jamis Buck and Marcel Molina Jr. Here are my own highlights: difference between to_i and Integer() value.to_i is lenient Integer(value) will raise an exception if the value is not an integer strive for “symbolics” wrap complex condition statements into intention-revealing methods keep abstractions of the same level together […]