You probably spend a lot of time in IRB (or the Rails console) but have you taken the time to customize it? Today we’ll take a look at the things I’ve added to mine, and I’ll show you how to hack in a .irbrc_rails that’s only loaded in the Rails console.
I see a lot of you out there worried about the next step in your programming career. Or even worried about the next step when learning a new framework or language. Today let me try to assuage some of that fear by describing my approach.
Today we’ll take a quick look at one of my favorite gems: interactive_editor. Have you ever been in a REPL session (rails console, irb, pry, etc.) and wished that you could pop open a full editor to write out some code? (Ok, maybe not you pry users.) Well interactive_editor is a gem that gives you just that, as well as some really nice object inspection and manipulation.
Avdi’s Ruby Tapas are a fantastic resource for learning pieces of Ruby. Now that he and DPD have enabled iTunes-compatible RSS feeds of the videos it’s easier than ever to stay current with the videos.
Today I’m just going to share the steps required to add Ruby Tapas to Downcast on your iPhone or iPad. It’s very easy, but it’s handy to have all the steps in one place.
It’s a great time to be a Rails developer. Companies left and right are turning to Rails or using it already for efficient web development. If you know Rails and the web stack well then you have the luxury of choice: let’s make sure you make a good pick!
Not everyone loves git. It’s true! But I do, and here are some reasons why.
I love my 27 inch Apple Thunderbolt display, but after some amount of neck strain I had to conclude that it’s just too big to use it like a laptop monitor and fullscreen everything.
Instead, I’ve come up with a great window management solution that capitalizes on the monitor’s strengths and gives me an awesome work environment.
Alright! You want to get up to speed with a new git repository? You got it. Here are some quick reference notes and tools to use to see what’s been going on.
Sorry that Rake Routes has been silent these past weeks. All at once I’ve been busy with a couple of other projects:
I’m starting to get things settled into a new routine, so I’m finally carving out time to blog again!
I’ve got a new post coming soon on getting up to speed on a new git repository. This is useful for when you want start contributing to a new project or you’re starting a new job and want to get the lay of the land. Look for it this week!
There’s been some talk online about how Rails is losing its focus on beginners or that it’s getting too complex for its own good. I have a different take: Rails was never written for beginners. Let’s go through a bit of Rails history and philosophy.