Fowler on Rails

Projects using Ruby on Rails often lack strong distinctions in two main areas: The model/record conflation: Seeing “models” as strictly DB-backed resources. The view/template conflation: failing to draw a line…

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Hello, Red Dirt Ruby!

I’m really enjoying Red Dirt Ruby Conference so far! Love the single-track, short-talks format. Also, I got free jerky from Jerky.com, which is awesome. If you’re coming in because of…

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Linkdump #6

agile/db_branch – GitHub I’d been looking for a way to manage databases for multiple branches of an app, and this is one of the (many) suggestions. tags: development database ruby…

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The happy developer

The programmer has a fixed amount of time and concentration that he can give every day. He must give a bigger piece of the pie to the bad technologies, simply because they…

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ActiveRecord Golf

So I was messing around with some scratchpad code today, investigating the use of with_exclusive_scope, and here’s what I had to write to come up with a minimal working ActiveRecord…

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The State of SimpleDB Clones

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been updating the DataMapper SimpleDB adapter for DataMapper 0.10, an effort which yesterday culminated in the release of version 1.0.0. Testing against Amazon SimpleDB…

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NullDB for DataMapper

The first Ruby library I ever released, and still the one I get the most emails about, is NullDB. NullDB is an ActiveRecord database adapter which simply turns every database…

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