Deploying Rails 3.1 on Heroku Cedar with Rails Admin

Last night I spent way too much time getting this whole deal working for an initial deployment. Heroku has always been one of the easiest ways to get Rails applications on a server and running, but working on this new idea with Rails 3.1 and the rails-admin engine was...

Making Vim Look Better

A frustrating week with textMate has proved it is simply better to control your own editor versus stick with the ideas predetermined by other programmers. I have bounced between Vim/MacVim/TextMate for about a year now. I am about to get a new Air and would really like to copy...

Fat Guys Who Know C++

Hearing a lot of talk about fat guys who know C++, I thought this picture represented what you might get in that search. Good luck with scaling!

What is the difference between Proc.new and lambda

Turning a block into objects is a super cool part of the Ruby language. There are effectively four ways to go about this: lambda, proc, Proc.new, and method(&block). I will focus away from proc since it is deprecated in future versions of Ruby, and Proc.new is essentially the same...

What is Ruby on Rails Optimization – the front-end

1) Install Page Speed for Chrome and Y-Slow for Fire Fox 2) Run the tests 3) Combine images into sprites 4) Reduce images size with losslessly compressing 5) Host large images on aws 6) Add expire headers and Cache-Control to images on AWS with Bucket Explorer; bucket explorer is old...

Tunnel to DB with Engine Yard App Cloud and Sequel Pro

This information is split between a post and a few forum threads in the documentation at Engine Yard, yet our team doesn’t have the time to go digging and I don’t want to go digging again either in the future. Create a tunnel connection with your terminal application. I...

here is an elevator

This exercise was given to me recently. It represents an elevator. You call the elevator with a param of values, and the elevator comes to you stopping at each floor you’ve told it to. There are actually hundreds of hangups on this problem and hopefully I will gain more...

behind the curve

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ruby on rails conflict

Popular things in culture sure do take the brunt of distain for nah sayers. In the last six months it seems like the number of tweets and conversations about Ruby on Rails downfalls for outweigh the benefits. My co-worker at FanChatter has indicated the framework may only good for...