- ripple - Ruby client for the Riak distributed database.
- Cerberus 0.7.5 Released - New version of the Ruby CI server that I'm happiest with at the moment, now with Mercurial support.
- GLTerminal - If OS X leaves you pining for the distorted fuzzy green-screen thin clients of yore, this little piece of freeware is the cure.
- Turn Off Google Buzz With One Click - Really, the only thing you need to know.
- The iPhone obsession - Doomed argument that web devs should care about standards instead of candy.
- Easiest Postgres Install Ever - Mac Edition - Script from Wayne Seguin, passed on by Philip Ingram.
- Git Autocomplete in Mac OS X - A tiny little bit of shell convenience. If you use the Git for OS X Installer, you already have the script on your drive.
- HoudahSpot - Search/Find utility for OS X that actually finds what I'm looking for, unlike Spotlight. Yeah, if I was a Spotlight pro there are probably commands to do all this. It's easier to spend money than time, though.
- rake_cap_bash_autocomplete - More autocomplete fun for bash. A bit slow though on my Mac.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Entries in os x (4)
Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 5:50AM
Another semi-random walk through my corner of the internet.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 6:17AM
Sleep seems overrated until you have to skip it for a while.
- gMap - jQuery plugin for Google Maps. Looks way easier than the last way I've done it.
- webtranslateit - Gem to integrate a Rails app with Web Translate It, a web service to help provide localization.
- Why use HAML (and SASS)? I already know HTML. - Another argument in favor of switching to HAML/SASS. This is rapidly becoming the vi vs. emacs of templating languages.
- toto - Blog engine built atop rack and aimed at heroku deployment.
- Ubiquitous Analytics and Tableau Public - This looks nice; the Tableau data visualization app is one of the things I remember from Windows days, and now they're bringing it to the web.
- DTerm - Popup command line for OS X.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:06AM
Next couple of weeks are looking super busy. Better than the alternative by far.
- I Have No Talent - Words well worth reading from John Nunemaker. There are ample ways to succeed in this business without being some sort of uber-coding genius. Trust me, I know.
- I Am Not a Master but a Solutionist - And Rob Bazinet chimes in to promote getting the job done.
- Sandstone - One more approach to CMS in Rails. Looks like there are several active branches with no one merging them though.
- Vote for Barbie's Next Career - "Computer engineer" is in the running.
- TotalFinder - Using SIMBL to make Finder better in Snow Leopard.
- TipTip JjQuery Plugin - A simple custom tooltip plugin.
- Bombax - Objective-C and Cocoa web development framework. No thanks.
- workflow - Another state machine alternative for Ruby.
Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:58AM
I'm not sure I can recommend insomnia as a business strategy, but it works for me.
- Mount options to improve ext4 file system performance - Speed up tests by using a box where you run a bit looser on file reliability.
- quantity - Units and conversions in a ruby gem.
- Today 2.0 Released! - Easy interface for events and tasks under OS X.
- minitest version 1.5.0 has been released - Tests, specs, and mocks made small and fast.
- JRuby BugMash! - Looks like Rails isn't the only one with a BugMash now.
- Create schema-less, dynamic model attributes - Via a new plugin from Joel Moss.