- Compiling MySQL on Snow Leopard and Compiling Ruby, RubyGems, and Rails on Snow Leopard - A couple of useful guides from Dan Benjamin.
- ..and on the seventh day, Science created zsh - Shell setup help from Robby Russell.
- CSS Sprites - Online tool to help build them.
- Installing PostgreSQL on Snow Leopard 10.6 - Recipe using MacPorts.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 1:01AM
Just a few odds and ends this morning.
Monday, August 31, 2009 at 1:02AM
I'll likely be doing a Snow Leopard upgrade on my main dev box some time next week - after I have a good bootable backup. Meanwhile, I've collected a bunch of links to (I hope) avoid some of the trouble spots.
- Clogger - Configurable request logging as Rack middleware.
- Magic Model Generator 0.5 - Generate Rails models by reverse-engineering a database.
- s4ve.as - Easy file sharing, just upload and you get back a 24-hour bit.ly link to the file.
- Sumo: One-off EC2 Instance Launching - It's getting ever easier to just grab a chunk of CPU from the cloud when you need it.
- Greasemonkey Lives at GitHub and Sparkle Has Moved to GitHub - Two more high-profile projects come to easy source code sharing.
- How to become successful Rubyist - Interviews with a bunch of folks in the community.
- Inherited Resources is scopes and responder fluent - Some nice work to bring 3.0 syntax into 2.3 with this plugin.
- AquaPath - Tool to evaluate XPath 2.0 expressions against any XML doc on OS X.
- Sketches - Launch a text editor from IRB, automatically reload when the code changes.
- netboot.me - Service to let you netboot from the internet. That means, for example, being able to load up a LiveCD without actually having the CD.
- Paperclip and MongoMapper - Just in case you want to use Paperclip with one of those newfangled non-SQL databases.
- Embedding a Google Wave into Ruby on Rails - Some people will care about this much, much more than I do.
Snow Leopard Stuff
- How-To: Upgrade To Snow Leopard — The Right Way - Walkthrough of the "wipe and redo" method from Cult of Mac. I should probably do this with my dev box, but I dread the work.
- Mac OS X v10.6: About gamma 2.2 - Sorry Apple, I still prefer a gamma 1.8 display.
- Got MySQL to work with Rails in Mac OS 10.6: Snow Leopard - This appears to be one of the pain points for Snow Leopard.
- magick-installer - ImageMagick installer script for OS X.
- Snow Leopard Ruby/Rails Developer Setup - Notes and advice from Ryan Bigg.
- Snow Leopard: Upgrading for Rails Developers - Notes on fixing broken MySQL and gems from Jonathan Dance.
- TextMate Snow Leopard Bugs - With workarounds.
- Apple's 64-Bit 'Snow Leopard' OS Boots 32-Bit Kernel By Default - Not that it really matters all that much.
- Startup Mode Selector - Deeper explanation of 64 vs 32, and a utility to change the way Snow Leopard boots on your Mac.
- Epic Snow Leopard Upgrayyyyd Guide - More advice for those struggling with Ports, MySQL, and like that.
- driver - Snow Leopard-compatible replacement for the Passenger Preference pane.
- iCoreTech Research Labs - Lots of tips on what to build from where for Snow Leopard upgrades.
- homebrew - New packaging system for OS X with Leopard optimizations.
- Fixing Ruby Gems, MySQL and Passenger Phusion on Snow Leopard 10.6 - Advice from Greg Benedict.
Friday, August 28, 2009 at 12:41AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 12:20AM
Is it Friday yet? No? Gotta work then.
- Gruml - Google Reader client for OS X. Bookmarked for the next time I think about swapping out RSS readers.
- Using Searchlogic to combine named scopes with 'OR' - More method_missing goodies.
- Introducing Pedant, a tiny Ruby library that will annoy the hell out of you - and allow design-by-contract for Ruby method calls.
- Ruby Invoicing Framework - An attempt to extract invoice generation and display to a library.
- rvm - New home page for the ruby version manager. Nice writeup at Ruby Inside too.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 12:50AM
Hopefully this will be the day to get rid of some of the peskier bugs.
- Baseline - Yet another CSS design framework.
- Testing Paperclip on S3 with Cucumber & Factory Girl - A how-to from Thoughtbot.
- Apigee - "Analytics and Protection for APIs and Mashups." Looks quite useful if you want things like rate-throttling and don't want to code them yourself.
- Ruby Version Manager - Gem to handle switching easily between multiple ruby installs. Early days, haven't played with it myself but it's getting some good Twitter buzz.
- ruby-debug19 - Port of ruby-debug to ruby 1.9.