Category Archives: rake

Automating Docco Generation And Deployment To Heroku And Github

I got tired of manually typing “git push origin master” and “git push heroku master” to push changes in my BBCloneMail app up to Github and then deploy to Heroku. So I automated that with a rake task. Then I … Continue reading 

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Deploying A Thor Application With Vlad, From Github, Run As A Cron Job

The previous 4 blog posts, in combination with a few others, have basically been a series of posts all leading up to this one. If you read them all in the right order (and possibly a few of the links … Continue reading 

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Solving Some SSH Issues For Deploying Rails Apps

So you think “The Rails Life” is all unicorns, rainbows and glitter? Yeah. Guess again. Right now it feels more like a glitter cannon shredding a unicorn into a rainbow colored bloody pulp… Joey and I are deploying our rails … Continue reading 


Ruby v1.9.2 On Windows: can’t find executable rake for rake-0.8.7

FYI – I saw this question over on StackOverflow and did a little bit of searching for the problem and workarounds. In searching for an answer, I found issue #3677 on the ruby-lang redmine site. It turns out there’s a … Continue reading 

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Albacore v0.2.0 Preview 2 Is Available

I’ve pushed another preview release of albacore up to This release builds on the changes that I talked about in the Preview 1 Notes and adds (what I think is) some great new capabilities for contributors and end-users, both. … Continue reading 

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How To Build Custom Rake Tasks; The Right Way

A long time ago (last year) I wrote a few blog posts that talked about how I was going about creating some custom rake tasks. This turned out to be the beginning of my albacore project and I’ve been working … Continue reading 

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Albacore v0.2.0 Preview 1 Is Available

A few days ago I pushed a preview version of Albacore up to RubyGems. The intention of doing a preview release was to show everyone the new direction that Albacore is heading and to get feedback from the community on … Continue reading 

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Albacore Feature Preview: Building C# Code With CSC.exe

I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time… it’s been asked for multiple times and it’s been on my list of things to do for a very long time… but it’s finally happening! I’m finally putting a … Continue reading 

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ZenTest+Autospec Is An RSpec TDDer’s Best Friend

In all the time that I’ve been using RSpec (almost a year now), I never knew about the zentest or autospec tools until I was recently watching a code kata that was using Ruby and RSpec. … so, now I … Continue reading 

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Running Ruby And Rake (and albacore) Without Installing Them

One of the more frequent complaints that I’ve heard about using Ruby and Rake to build .NET systems is that you have to install yet another framework and learn yet another language to be able to use it. In a … Continue reading 

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