Category Archives: Rails

Personal CI history and Hudson CI as service on Ubuntu/Debian

UPDATE: CruiseControl.rb does have Git support from git:// Thank you Jeremy for the heads’ up (comment below) CI == Continous Integration I personally enjoy watching a team hear the Mortal Kombat voice yell “Fatality” when a build fails and see … Continue reading 

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Rails notes, from the .NET side

I’m starting a small experiment to try out Rails, and I’m keeping notes as I go.  From the first day, here’s what I have so far: Rails easy to install First MySQL (easy) Ruby, another MSI and go Rails – … Continue reading 


Introducing ActiveSupport.NET

To my surprise, none of my googling seemed to come up with anyone doing this.  So I figured I’d start it off (please let me know if you know of any other efforts already underway).  As some would say, taking … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Misc, Self-examination | 6 Comments

Working with ActiveRecord model classes outside of the Rails environment

I had a task yesterday that involved me wanting to dump some information about a Rails ActiveRecord class I had (don’t ask, it’s a long story). I wanted to access my AR class from outside the Rails web environment (i.e. … Continue reading 

Also posted in Ruby | 4 Comments

Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 5

What!  You tease me with code in Chapter 4 and now there is none in this chapter?!?  Oh wait, I guess we should at least figure out what we want to build moving forward.  :) Chapter 5 Well this chapter … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Agile Arguments | 3 Comments

Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 4

Cool!  Now I get to start building stuff. Chapter 4  I just pop open my kermit green command line window and type “rails demo”.  And BAM!  We’ve got ourselves an application!  Ok, so it might not do much yet.  But it’s given me … Continue reading 

Also posted in Misc | 17 Comments

Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 3

Hmm, well I’ve already zoomed through to chapter 8 in my actual reading/coding.  Better start getting these notes cranked out.  Oh, and why not purchase the book yourself and follow along.  It’d be interesting to get comments from other folks … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Mangement, Programming | 11 Comments

Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 2

Got.  To.  Learn.  Ruby.  On.  Rails. Chapter 2 Chapter 1 was mainly a high-level introduction to Ruby and the Rails framework.  Chapter 2 starts off with some of the history behind the MVC pattern and how it was originally intended for … Continue reading 

Also posted in Patterns, Principles, Programming, PTOM | 2 Comments

Agile Web Development with Rails – Chapter 1

As I mentioned previously, I’m starting to dig into the Ruby language for its elegance and the Rails framework in search of better, more efficient ways to develop web applications.  As part of this learning process, I figured it was essential that … Continue reading 

Also posted in Principles, Programming | 1 Comment

Change is in the air…

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path — Psalms 119:105 MonoRail, still my preference for .NET Well during my recent 2 month blogging hiatus I’ve gotten settled into my first project at the … Continue reading 

Also posted in Principles, TDD | 2 Comments