- Safari 3.1 Breaks Your App - Apparently the new Safari doesn't play nice with Prototype. Here's a workaround.
- DownThemAll! - Firefox add-on that came in very handy the other day when I needed to grab all the images from a page redesign. If you use Images, View Image Information from the Web Dev toolbar you can build a page that has URLs for everything including CSS background images.
- Absolute Moron's Guide to Forms in Rails, Part I - From the Softies on Rails guys.
- RailsMan - Rails application management utility for OS X, aiming to replace the now-discontinued Locomotive.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 3:58PM
It's shaping up to be another busy week. Can't complain about that.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 4:21PM
If there's a really good crosstab query solution for Rails, I wasn't able to find it yesterday.
- Customizing Rails Applications on Mac OS X Leopard - Another bit of evangelism from Apple.
- How to Export Data as CSV - From Rails, that is. Proves to be trivially easy.
- Living on the edge (of Rails) #12 - More incremental progress is coming our way.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 5:02PM
All of a sudden my plate is very full again. But good full: interesting projects, friendly clients. So I'm not complaining.
- Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet - Amazon continues to expose more of its underlying business via web services. I'll bet we see this one wrapped for Rails pretty quickly.
- Big Name Companies Using Ruby on Rails - While this sort of list is nice to crow about (how many times have you seen "our software is in use by 450 of the Fortune 500"?), it's ultimately uninformative unless you know what "using" means. A huge company has lots of corners where a single Rails project can sneak in without meaning jack about corporate acceptance.
- Google Visualization API - It's a good day for big companies to be opening access to useful code. There are some neat ways to display data available here with relatively low pain.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 12:27AM
Remember, if you declare yourself to be an expert, most people will believe you. Of course, then you might have to actually deliver some time.
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 4:58PM
Ran into my first git problem last night - fixable, but annoying. I think I haven't found the right workflow for use with this system yet.
- Gitnub - OS X client for browsing git repositories.
- Everybody Meet Lovd, Lovd Meet Everybody - Open source scaffolding for social network sites, written in Rails.
- Eclipse Announces New Runtime Initiative around Equinox - For the love of God, Montressor, do we really need another runtime?
- Generate Ruby on Rails CHM Documentation - Notes on how to do it, together with a handy pre-built 2.0.2 CHM so you don't have to go messing around on Windows yourself. Yeah, the real developers use an API site online. I find local searchability trumps that for usability.
- UUIDtools - Gem to generate GUIDs and UUIDs in Ruby. I found this one via Using UUID/GUID as Primary Key in Rails (though that's not what I need to do with UUIDs at the moment).