Monthly Archives: June 2010

Getting plugged into Ruby

Brad Mead asked a question on my previous post about my favorite community hang outs, lists, sites, etc. Instead of posting a long comment reply, I decided to turn it into a post of its own. If you don’t like … Continue reading 

Posted in community, podcasts, ruby, screencasts | 5 Comments


For a long time now I’ve been known as “joeyDotNet”. Of course I’ll never make the mistake tying my name to a particular technology like that again. Especially given some of the recent changes I’ve made in my career. For … Continue reading 

Posted in, community, microprenuer, rails, ruby | 25 Comments

Quick Fix (and a question): Mongoid Edge

I just went throught the process of upgrading my current app to the latest edge for Rails 3, Mongoid and all of my other gems. And when I went to run my specs, I received this error: Database command ‘drop’ … Continue reading 

Posted in mongodb, mongoid, rspec, ruby | 3 Comments

Cucumber, A Brief Overview

Cucumber I’ve found Cucumber to be a pretty nice way of doing high level acceptance/integration testing. It’s also the first time I’ve ever thought that ATDD (acceptance test driven development) is actually achievable. The idea is that you write your … Continue reading 

Posted in bdd, cucumber, ruby, testing | 3 Comments