Working with Ruby
Occasional blog posts about Ruby updates, tools, editor tweaks, and random snippets. You might also be interested in my newer project that docuements lesser-known features in Ruby: Idiosyncratic Ruby.

Idiosyncratic Ruby

May 2015, one-liners · regex · golf · fun · docs · irb · thoughts · tutorial · hints · stdlib · ruby

For the whole of May, I will blog about weird things in Ruby over at Idiosyncratic Ruby – Don’t miss it!

6 basic cd tricks you should know and use!

And you’ll never want to miss them again!

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Access the system clipboard with JRuby

This is my first jruby code (written for the clipboard gem) and I was quite surprised that you only need one-liners ;)

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Three little tips for slimmer Rails migrations

Rails migrations are easy to understand and easy to write. However, you can save some unnecessary key strokes by applying these three tips :)

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Requirements: A Mini RubyGems plugin

The .gemspec file of a gem allows to specify requirements for that gem – but usually you do not get to see them. These five lines patch RubyGems, so that gem displays the requirements of a gem after it has been installed:

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Project Euler 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (Ruby)

The next pack of Project Euler solutions.

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Little heplers for Ruby print debugging

Not everyone likes debuggers. I rather print the debug values myself – it works and I do not need to learn a debugger :P

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Project Euler 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (Ruby)

More solutions for the projecteuler.net problems. Some of them are solved using 1.9.2 features.

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The 28 Bytes of Ruby Joy!

The 28 Bytes of Ruby Joy will notably clean up your code:

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Search the net - and do something for the environment :)

It is not that easy to find an replacement for google – often the search results are just better then those of the competitors. Except Yahoo – I like their results, but the user interface is not as good as google’s.

But now I have found a solution that works for me: ecosia.org.

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NoTabs

After editing some source files with different editors on different platforms, I had some troubles with automatically inserted tabs messing it all up.

This little script replaces all tabs with two spaces.

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