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WhoDoes 1.1 is on the way

More or less than one month ago we released the very first version – 1.0 – of WhoDoes as a kind of a beta version. As you know this tool is designed to give answers to a simple ...
2401-18

Tutorial: Opensearch with Rails 1.2 render :json

As you might have noticed this website has a personalized search plugin that you can install by click on the browser search field; in fact this plugin is just an XML file ( you can ...
2401-17

WhatAList is almost ready to go

A few weeks ago we made a post to introduce our first Rails application named WhatAList. During this period of time we reviewed our work to be sure it was exactly what we intended to ...
2401-16

Howto raise and rescue Exceptions in Ruby on Rails

Hello ! This week we talk about exceptions. An Exception is an event that could be thrown in particular circumstances and that goes up all the application stack until someone rescue ...
2401-15

Tutorial: migrate plugin schemas using Ruby on Rails 1.2

Writing plugins is an essential task for a ninja ruby on rails programmer, plugins are flexible, portable and helps maintaining the application code really clean. But, what happens ...
2401-14

WhatAList is coming!

Finally, we did it… we are delivering yet another list-rate-and-share-it web application: Ruby on Rails framework and Ajax interactive facilities. If web 2.0 is something about a ...
2401-13

Web 2.0 Map

While searching for a complete picture of Web 2.0 galaxy I found some nice collages of application logos: the one from Ludwig Gatke is amazing. Then if you are looking for a more schematic ...
2401-12

People who can wear different hats

Recently I started the reading of Getting Real from 37Signals, which can be considered the Simple Software Movement manifesto. I focused my attention on a chapter about staffing. There ...
2401-11

Tutorial: a simple act_as plugin for ruby on rails

Acts_as_commentable, acts_as_flaggable, acts_as… it seems that this kind of plug-ins is popping out from everywhere, so in this tutorial I’ll try to explain how to get your personal ...
2401-10

Smart subversion script for Rails projects

Using subversion is useful but sometimes very frustrating. You have to manually specify which files you want to ignore, and do this for each pc where the application is checkouted. Luckily ...