Ruby

Ruby, Rbenv, RVM, Ruby on Rails, Gems

Tools for App Makers

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In order to build websites, apps or API's, every developer ultimately ends up curating a suite of tools that can help them build products better,... Read More

Rails: link_to cheatsheet

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Rails really pushes you to remember a lot of stuff. For example, something as simple as link_to can be really hard to keep track... Read More

Rails: Managing Migrations

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Migration is a tool for managing databases within Ruby on Rails. The tool itself only offers a few features but people use it in a... Read More

Ruby Enumberable

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I doubt many people will need this but here are a few neat things you can do with Ruby. I won't go into great detail... Read More

Rails in a single command

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Rails is always evolving. Sure, many people will argue that the framework (and subsequent community) is not iterating as quickly as Javascript but for many... Read More

Rails: Querying the model

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Thanks to some metaprogramming magic, whenever you create a column within a table, you get a free find_by_[name of column] method. Create a... Read More

Rails: Rake Tasks

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Tasks help you create a repeatable set of scripts. Read more on my favorite tasks I've created over the years.... Read More

Heroku: Publishing a Sinatra App

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When it comes to publishing web (or API-only) apps, I either pick Openshift or Heroku for hosting. Both services are great but when it comes... Read More

Rails: Command Line Cheatsheet

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Unless you regularly work with Rails, it's inevitable that you'll end up forgetting the various commands aimed at making your life easy. Although Googling your... Read More