A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software. I'm a full-time software developer: most of my time in recent years has been spent writing Rails, though I've dabbled in many other things and like most people who have been writing code for decades I can learn new stuff as needed.

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Double Shot #496

It looks like the Fairy Godmother Department's lunch hour may be over.

  • Many Ways to Tag Taggables - Tobias hunted down all the Rails tagging libraries he could find. Looks like he settled on acts_as_taggable_on, which is the one I use too.

  • fleakr - Flickr API integration gem recommended by a couple of my readers.

  • read_from_slave - Read your Rails data from a MySQL slave database, while ensuring that writes go to the master database.

  • Programming Contest! Win iPhone 3GS & $2,000 Cloud Credit - Engine Yard is planning a contest that is going to make Twitter even more annoying for a while.

  • Choosy - OS X utility ($12) to let you choose a browser when you click on a link.

  • Ruby Versions - SSH access to a bunch of new and archived flavors of Ruby.

Reader Comments (3)

for master/slave handling I prefer multi_db http://github.com/schoefmax/multi_db/tree/master which is superior compared to all other solutions i've seen.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Hi Mike, we're limiting the Engine Yard contest to a day in duration and only five tweets max per participant, to limit the annoyance :-)

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Mullany

Another Flickr API (that I maintain, sort of) is r2flickr http://github.com/markoa/r2flickr/tree/master

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermx

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