18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Dr Nic

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By Matt of Tea-Driven Development 7 months ago.
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…conference, with a really theatrical beginning to the conference: the sounds of a rocket-launch, dry ice and Dr. Nic coming on-stage in a full space suit.

As a speaker, I was treated incredibly well. The Codegram staff were just lovely, and checked with me several times a day whether I was OK, if I needed anything. We had our own private room where we could go to chill out away from the crowds. I had free drinks all night long at the parties.

So what am I complaining about?

Well, …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Melbourne between February 20-22, 2013. Fancy a trip to the homeland of Dr Nic?

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7 Ways to Decompose Fat ActiveRecord Models

Some handy tips and examples on breaking apart 'fat models' into separate objects that each encapsulate a concept.

So You Want To Optimize Ruby

Charles Nutter of the JRuby core team explains some of the 'hard problems' Ruby implementations need to solve before getting all gung-ho with benchmarks.

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By Wayne E Seguin of Engine Yard Developer Blog almost 3 years ago.
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RailsInstaller, drop by the website , and join the discussion group to help us continue to improve it. You can also watch Dr. Nic's Getting Started with RailsInstaller for Windows webinar for a good overview.

Remember folks, please share RailsInstaller with your colleagues, friends and family!

Click here to download the preview release now!

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Many moons ago, Dr Nic wrote a popular article about contributing to open source projects. Alex Grant builds on Dr Nic's work with a more up to date set of guidelines.

Rails 4.0 Sneak Peek: PostgreSQL Array Support

Refactoring: Replace Conditional with Polymorphism

From Joe Ferris of Thoughtbot.

Learning Chef

Some things Mathia Lafeldt has picked up while learning to use the Ruby-based infrastructure automation framework.

Watching …

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By Wayne E Seguin of Engine Yard Developer Blog almost 3 years ago.
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…announcement post .)

For more info on RailsInstaller, drop by the website to download it , and join the discussion group to help us continue to improve it. You can also watch Dr. Nic's Getting Started with RailsInstaller for Windows webinar for a good overview.

Remember folks, please share RailsInstaller with your colleagues, friends and family!

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…source projects in general, then at least for open source Ruby projects. Lucky you! In Dr Nic's time it was all SVN, uphill both ways.

If your target project has a web site, it will probably link to the official GitHub repository. Failing that, you can search GitHub for the name of the project. This may also turn up other people's forks of the project — if you're not sure which one is the original, just pick one and follow the "forked from" links.

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By Arild Shirazi of On the Path 3 years ago.
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…night we capped off a great weekend at RubyNation 2011 with a wrap-up dinner (thanks Dr. Nic!). I'm proud that so many CodeSherpas had a hand in putting together this conference over the years. Anyways, during the dinner a fellow attendee, Robert, asked me for my thoughts on RESTful search. "It's just the query string on the index, right?" That is a very interesting question, and as it turns out there's more than one way to do it...

We are all familiar with …

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By Dr Nic of Dr Nic over 1 year ago.
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Below is a 45-minute walk-thru tutorial of creating and deploying a BOSH release for a Redis VM. It introduces a brand new tool: bosh-solo .

A BOSH release describes a complete running system from the ground up - compiled packages from source, templated configuration files, and monit to start/stop processes. BOSH itself then allows you to deploy your release across 1 or more VMs with optional persistent disks on the target infrastructure of your choice.

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By jeff of Comments on: blog over 3 years ago.
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…great list and some tools I didn't know about

Glyphish - Great icons for great iPhone & iPad applications - really can't say more, great icons for iphone & ipad apps.

Dr Nic's Making CI easier to do than not to with Hudson CI and Vagrant - Dr. Nic shows how to use vagrant and hudson to make near-production CI easy

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By Dr Nic of Dr Nic almost 2 years ago.
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I'm still very bullish on BOSH. I've been experimenting with it internally at work, looking to see how it could duplicate or improve upon our current infrastructure, automation and release management. I've also watched the commits that have come out in the last month and I'm excited by the project velocity and direction.

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be invited to LinkedIn to the SV Forum group to give an introduction to BOSH. What it is, why it was created, how to use it and when you might use it.

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