17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector



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By Adam Keys of The Real Adam 22 days ago.

…I can't get out of my head. I don't think you need special tools to approach it with that breakdown. WordPress, Jekyll, Medium, whatever. Always be writing, publish small ideas frequently (a thing I need to do more often!), develop the ideas that stick in your head or that lead to great conversations, repeat. Don't let the layout of your blog template or the name of the tool limit your writing. It's an easy mental trap to fall for!

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On Lee Munroe 1 month ago.

Recently I switched my website from Wordpress, hosted on Dreamhost, to Jekyll, which I now host on GitHub. This post is an overview of why, how and any pain points I came across during the migration.

Why switch from Wordpress to Jekyll?

I've been on Wordpress for 7 or 8 years. It's a great tool. However my website is fairly simple . I have 3 pages and a blog. Wordpress is big, it's complex, and runs on PHP with a MySQL database. Jekyll is a light weight static site generator.

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I used to power my blog with Jekyll, which is a static site generator, but I've since switched to WordPress last month and I've been very happy.

Tom: Have you seen anything notable or surprising performance-wise?

Morgan: No, not in performance but I did run it in Strict mode, which is one of the new defaults we're proposing for MySQL 5.7. I'm not using many plug-ins but it's actually working.

Tom: What's "Strict Mode"?

Morgan: MySQL…

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On Simone Carletti's Blog 3 months ago.

…now write posts in Markdown (probably the primary reason why I love to use Jekyll), create and edit my posts offline, version the content and the layout, and edit the site with a text editor.

Maintaining the blog layout in sync with the main site has been a non-trivial task for ages, due to the vary different environments the two sites has been hosted on. But now, I can share the same SCSS templates and easily track down the changes using git. WordPress modules and themes …

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By kahfei of kahfei 6 months ago.

There are already guide out there to get Jekyll installed on Windows machine.

I have problem to start it after installation though, a long list of errors follow,

D:\ruby_projects\olla\jekyll serve Configuration file: D: / ruby_projects / olla / _config.yml Source: D: / ruby_projects / olla Destination: D: / ruby_projects / olla / _site Generating... Liquid Exception: cannot load such file -- yajl / 2.0 / yajl in _posts / 2013 - 10 - 22 -welcome-to-jekyll.markdown

And of course, …

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On Ruby News 7 months ago.

ruby-lang.org has switched its platform from Radiant CMS to Jekyll in spring 2013. Everyone can now edit the content through GitHub. How about that? However, the current design is built for the typical size of a desktop or laptop but not for smartphones and tablets. We still need more work for the design!

Ruby's 20th anniversary this year seems like an appropriate occasion for a call to submit design ideas for ruby-lang.org. Please read the instructions and send your design …

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On Programblings 9 months ago.

I recently took part in a discussion about static site generators like Middleman, Jekyll and Octopress. I mentioned that I was hosting this site on S3, and also doing more advanced stuff, like setting up redirects.

Here's how I do it. It's pretty simple.



s3cmd , then s3cmd --configure


Installing these on my platform ( OSX with Homebrew ) is a breeze:

1 brew install git s3cmd # same with apt-get & yum

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By Patrick Lenz of Patrick Lenz 11 months ago.

…1.0. Then there is Octopress , which is an add-on for the aforementioned Jekyll and offers some nice bootstrapping options.

In the Python world, people are talking first and foremost about Pelican . But there are also options like the pun-heavily named Hyde .

Middleman convinced me with a solid plugin architecture, not too many defaults that make it all obvious which tool you used to create your site, and a sensible approach to the "writing offline with …

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By nickhammond of Nick Hammond 11 months ago.

…your own APIs

Writing a self-documenting, publishable API website for your applicatio

Testing writing a plugin for Jekyll

Testing your Gems, writing a Gem from scratch with testing

Adding a new feature to a Gem by writing a few tests for it

Integration testing your application

The post Testing your first class in Ruby appeared first on Nick Hammond .

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By Patrick Lenz of Patrick Lenz 1 year ago.

I'm struggling finding a satisfying taxonomy for tagging my posts here. There was even a time when I would enter them but hide from from display because of how unhappy I was with their ability to tie posts together or increasing discoverability for search engines.

That said, I was pretty intrigued when Brett recently blogged about his use of Zemanta to auto-tag posts on his Jekyll-based blog.

Since I'm not using Jekyll, however, I had to be a little more creative …

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