Differences are an important function for any substantial updatable model. A wonderful gem called PaperTrail can track changes to your models and recover versions – but you still need something to help your users quickly identify what actually changed. PaperTrail has an optional table column that can be used when creating versions called object_changes. This […]
I wrestled this setup on and off for 3 days and it’s time to chronicle the affair. My setup is Ubuntu 12.04 with multistage deployment of a Rails 3.1.10 app on a per-user RVM installation using Capistrano to deploy and restart an Apache Passenger Standalone. If you have different (but similar) versions of any of […]
Have an existing Rails app that uses the flash[:notice] and flash[:error]? Cool. Updating your app with some jQuery AJAX? Even cooler. You could use :data-remote => true and get the flash notice back in whatever view your controller responds with, but there are some use cases where ye olde flash notice will give that feedback […]
Developers and designers in Ottawa have the blessing of an active and social community with a number of supporting companies. These are great opportunities to network, hear about job openings, learn more about your trade and get free pizza and red bull while you’re at it.
Windows often sucks for building things. Sublime Text 2 with package manager however, is the bee’s knees and makes simple build processing a breeze (no rhyme intended). No manually installing node and associated less building packages or mucking about with what directory you installed things. Just hit ctrl + b and be done with it. […]
A professionals workflow is critical to their productivity. It takes years to arrive at the current choice set and will adapt with the release of new tools or the move to a different language or platform. Sublime Text 2 has won the love of the developing community, and most certainly deserves. it. Multiple cursors, package […]