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Ruby On Rails Getting Started Book

20 minute read

Post date: January 06, 2007

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Chapter 1 - Getting Started Getting Up and Running, Quickly I think the best way to start you off with Rails is to dive right in and get your first application up and running. If you’d like to instead learn the...

Capistrano Scripts

less than 1 minute read

Post date: July 18, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. Here’s a quick note for those using DreamHost and Capistrano (a.k.a SwitchTower) to 1. rake deploy your sites to production. You no doubt use this restart command: 1. killall -9 dispatch.fcgi It no long...

Top Ten Mac Apps

4 minute read

Post date: July 14, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. I’m happy when I start work, and I’m happy when I stop (a rare occasion), and my happy gleeful day is all down to the set of utilities that I use day to day. 90% of my work is web development in Ruby on Rails and...

Beginner Tutorial (2006)

7 minute read

Post date: June 29, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. In the spirit of the rails community, I’m beginning a short tutorial series on the overview of Ruby on Rails, how it works and where to get started. In Part 1 we’re going to look at how it all knits together into...

Ruby on Rails Checklist

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Post date: June 13, 2006

This is a seriously old post. I’d probably not bother reading it, but I keep it here for nostalgia. It seems that plenty of people have problems getting their apps to work on many different hosting packages, so I thought it might be useful to have a checklist for people to check through that cause the most prob...