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Jun 25 2006

Long Rails Stack Trace

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I was looking at the RailsConf schedule, and saw the Rails web app that runs it fail with this longish stack trace. A few Rubyists sitting nearby commented that the application was not well configured, that usually Rails apps are configured in deployment to store such traces to a log, rather than spit them at […]

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Jun 23 2006

How To Do Deployment (Dave Thomas RailsConf Keynote)

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I just attended Dave Thomas’s keynote at RailsConf. He had many interesting things to say, most notably that 60%+ of his Java-centric conference-circuit friends, mostly people who have written books on Java, speak regularly on Java, and have lots of experience as Java “architects”, are now making a living with Ruby / Rails. Dave talked […]

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May 23 2006

Pure Ruby Sparklines – No RMagick ImageMagick

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This Pure Ruby Sparklines implementation got my attention – unlike other Ruby graphics packages, it does not need RMagick, and thus not ImageMagick, sparing the installer considerable effort and misery. The source of that misery is the long list of dependencies; now of course a great positive of the open source world is that tools […]

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May 12 2006

Going to RailsConf. Be wary of software religion.

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I’m going to RailsConf 2006 in Chicago next month: The interesting thing about this is that I signed up before I knew how popular it would be – it sold out in a few days, so the pent-up demand must have been remarkable. More remarkable is that it sold out long before the full list […]

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Apr 01 2006

The Rails aren’t so smooth if you want some [Image]Magic[k]

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We started some work recently with the much-hyped Ruby / Rails combination. For the most part, it’s lived up to the hype; going down it’s ‘happy path’ has been far more productive than work with some other web app frameworks and languages. But today I hit several sources of Ruby / Rails pain in a […]

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Mar 29 2006

Ruby OpenGL, Kororaa Xgl

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Last night at StlRuby.org the question came up of how to contruct GUIs with Ruby. I mentioned that I think there is a lot to be gained by using the high performance graphics hardware APIs, which are mostly used for games, in business applications. This of course is not all that remarkable, since Java Swing […]

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