24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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On Ruby on Rails Tutorial News 1 month ago.
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… a book and screencast series on Linux and Unix commands by author Mark Bates, which (like the Rails Tutorial) includes a free online version . In addition, there is already a version of the Rails Tutorial book that builds on Softcover, and in the coming weeks I plan to move the full tutorial over to the Softcover platform (taking care to preserve things like legacy download links). Watch for an announcement once the change-over is complete.

My hope is that Softcover…

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside almost 2 years ago.
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Welcome to this week's Web-based syndication of Ruby Weekly , the Ruby e-mail newsletter.

Highlights include: MagicRuby 2012, a code structure/patterns 'drama', Mark Bates' new CoffeeScript book, minitest 3.2.0, and the Ruby Rogues chatting with Jim Weirich (who I met for the first time this week, ironically at a JavaScript conference! )

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'Programming in CoffeeScript' by Mark Bates, Now Available

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates 2 years ago.
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Before I start this article, let me apologize for the lack of writing over the last six months. My only excuse is that I've been working on a new book and that is where all my writing energy has gone. So with apologies out of the way, let's talk pagination.

Dealing with pagination in any application is never easy. There are a lot of great libraries out there that help you better handle this awkward, but unavoidable part of application programming. Things get even more complicated when you are trying to define an API.

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates over 2 years ago.
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I've started working this week on an example application for the next book I'm about to write and I wanted a simple way for my readers to easily run the app (it's going to be a single HTML file with a ton of cool JavaScript going on in it). My first choice for running this app was to use the popular Ruby library, Rack . If you are unfamiliar with Rack, please check it out. It provides a simple interface for writing web applications. By writing a simple Ruby file …

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By Ruby on Rails of Rails Envy » Home over 4 years ago.
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Mark Bates shows how to use Formtastic in your views.

The Art of the Library

Wesley Beary posts on the Engine Yard blog about what makes a good library.

TDD in Objective-C with MacRuby

Joshua Ballanco walks through creating a pig latin translator in objective c using MacRuby to TDD.

Sunspot

Sunspot exposes all of Solr's most powerful search features using an API of elegant DSLs. That means robust, flexible fulltext search with no …

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By Jason of Rails Envy » Home over 4 years ago.
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Mark Bates, over on the Meta Bates blog, introduces Warp Drive which he describes as "what Rails Engines wish they could be, and more!" A Warp Drive is a standard, full featured, Rails application that you can easily bundle up into a Ruby Gem, and include into another Rails app.

Cap-recipes

Nathan Esquenazi has posted some common cap recipes on his GitHub account. There are recipes for Ruby, Passenger, Memcache, DelayedJob and more.

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates over 2 years ago.
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Last night I had the pleasure of presenting to the Boston Ruby User's Group on CoffeeScript. My talk was geared to helping Rubyists understand, and hopefully love, CoffeeScript. Along the way I tried to debunk a few myths and preconceptions as to what CoffeeScript is and isn't. The reaction was really positive, so hopefully I did my job. Anyway, here are the slides:

http://www.slideshare.net/markykang/coffeescript-bostonrb-892011

Enjoy!

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates almost 3 years ago.
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I have to ask a question to my fellow Rubyists out there? Why are you still using YAML? I know why you think you like YAML. You think it's a great way to write configuration files, but it's really not. You know what's a great way of writing configuration files for Ruby apps? RUBY!

I know it's crazy, isn't it? But why not? Why would you not want to use Ruby for configuring your applications instead of YAML?

I'm the maintainer of a pretty popular configuration …

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates almost 3 years ago.
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Twitter is an incredibly rich source of information. I find out about new libraries, applications, plugins, screen casts, etc... But, there's a problem with is overwhelming amount of information... keeping track of it all. A lot of time I read Twitter when I'm on my phone. I'll see a link to an article or website, etc... but I don't have time to read it then, what do I do? How do I find that tweet later? Or what about that announcement or news link for a new service or application …

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By Mark Bates of Meta Bates almost 3 years ago.
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About six weeks ago I announced FluxTracker.com a unified issue, document, and error management service. The response has been amazing. People love that you can now manage all of those things in one place, without any configuration. Well, today I'm happy to announce that FluxTracker has taken the next step forward to make managing all aspects of your project easier. Introducing FluxTracker Feedback .

FluxTracker Feedback allows you to put a little feedback widget …

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