- Cucumber - The official Cucumber site is definitely spiffy these days. Makes me wish I found it to be a useful tool. Maybe I just haven't had the right exposure yet.
- Make your test suite UNCOMFORTABLY FAST! - Thoughtbot gets into the parallel testing act.
- Git, Github, workflow questions - Nice discussion of git branching and deployment strategies, with input from the GitHub folks.
- time-warp - Gem to set the time to a pretend value for testing.
- How do I Flush DNS? - Includes instructions for doing so under OS X, which I recently needed.
- Talking to Wordpress with ActiveRecord - Just in case you need to do that.
- sqlite3-ruby 1.2.5 Released - Version bump, bug fixes, better compatibility for Windows & Ruby 1.9.
- Apple Push Notifications on Rails - Gem that should appeal to the growing overlap of people who do both Rails & iPhone work.
- yardstick - Tool to measure YARD (alternative to RDoc) coverage of ruby code.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12:26AM
I'm sure someone took the weekend off, but apparently it wasn't anyone whose site I read.
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:55AM
This seems like a good time to remind folks that I've got time free for new and interesting Rails contracts, if you're looking to pick up an extra developer.
- rufus-tokyo 1.0.0 - This ruby library for Tokyo Cabinet hits a milestone.
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:18AM
Apparently delay was on people's mind yesterday.
- Do it Later With Delayed Job - Koz discusses the care and feeding of delayed_job.
- Backgrounded - Background Processing Done Right - Meanwhile, here's a new entrant in the background thread sweepstakes.
- Django 1.1 release candidate available - A week till release, barring major problems.
- Consuming OAuth Intelligently in Rails - Generator to make it easier for you to tie in to OAuth.
- Pixel Perfect - Firefox extension to overlay graphics on a developed site so you can see where you're off from what the designer intended.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 11:55PM
Life goes on.
- Sunspot - Solr-powered search with Ruby syntax, including drop-in Rails integration.
- Major update to Ruby on Rails OAuth Plugin - Including conversion to a gem.
- My Thoughts on NoSQL - A reasonable look at some of the current contenders in the non-relational database world.
- Insurance on Rails - Some tips on rewriting legacy green-screen COBOL apps into Rails. Scary.
- Gestalt - Ruby and Python embedded scripts in web pages via Silverlight. No thanks.
- RubyGems 1.3.5 - Another version bump for gems. Looks like just a couple of small bug fixes.
- Redmine Kanban Plugin - Makes Redmine rather similar to Pivotal Tracker's one-page view of everything.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 1:10AM
Yup, 500 of these things. A bit hard to believe.
- Rails 2.3.3: Touching, faster JSON, bug fixes - No huge changes, but some important fixes and a few minor features. The current plan is for 2.3.x to update every six weeks until 3.0 comes out.
- Better rake:routes - Better because it lets you specify a controller and only prints the matching routes if you do.
- Inquiry - Managed service to handle FAQs for your application. Not clear this is something I'd choose to outsource, but that appears to be the way of the future.
- constructor - Named argument style initialization for any Ruby class. Not new, but potentially useful.
- Ruby 1.9.2 preview 1 released - And the march of progress continues.
- What would you like in a code quality tool? - Cogent is planning a tool that you can just point at your repo. Fill out their survey for free access to the product when it exists.
- Git User's Survey 2009 - In case you'd like to offer the git developers some detailed feedback on your use of their tool.